Alain de Botton: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

21 March 2009 – (HARC) – We spend much of our lives at work, but surprisingly little gets written about what makes work both one of the most exciting and most painful of all our activities. Alain de Botton comes to the Runnymede Literary Festival to present his new, ninth book, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.

Ewan Fernie and Simon Palfrey – Dunsinane

21 March 2009 – (HARC) – Ewan Fernie and Simon Palfrey are two of the world’s leading young Shakespeare scholars – with six books and a series of brand-new original ‘minigraphs’ (Shakespeare Now!) behind them. Now they have broken with conventional literary criticism and created Dunsinane – a sequel to the Scottish play that sees the porter’s three sons each relive the temptation and terror of Macbeth.