image for Literary Event item typeGothic Bookclub: the Wasp Factory by Iain Banks at Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill

Literary Event, Mon 18 Sep 2017

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The Wasp Factory is the first novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks. Published in 1984, it is about a psychopathic teenager living on a remote Scottish island. The Wasp Factory is written from a first person perspective, told by 16-year-old Francis Cauldhame ("Frank"), describing his childhood and all that remains of it. Frank observes many shamanistic rituals of his own invention, and it is soon revealed that Frank killed three children before he reached the age of ten himself.

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Dates Times
Mon 18 Sep 2017 19:30

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Map reference: TQ 158722  Lat: 51.43696 Long: -0.33539

By Road: At the London Road roundabout on the A316 take the exit signposted Twickenham A310.
At the mini roundabout turn left, you are still on London Road. Pass Twickenham Station on your left. At traffic lights you will have to bear right into King Street. Get over into left lane and turn left at the traffic lights into Cross Deep. You will pass Radnor Gardens leading down to the Thames on your left.
At mini roundabout turn right into Waldegrave Road. You will see Strawberry Hill House on your left. Just past the house is the turning into St. Mary's College where you can park
Bus: 33 travels from Hammersmith and through Richmond and the R68 travels from Kew Gardens Station, through Richmond Train and Bus Stations.
Train: Richmond Station
Tube: Richmond District Line
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk

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