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Event: A Day in Bromley Central Library with H.G. Wells: The Man Who Invented the Future (9/24/2016)

h.g. wellsA Day in Bromley Central Library with H.G. Wells: The Man Who Invented the Future

Large Hall, 4th Floor, Bromley Central Library
High St, Bromley BR1 1EX, UK
24 September 2016
11:15 a.m.—6:00 p.m.

The H.G. Wells Society will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Wells’s birth with talks at Bromley Central Library by award-winning author Christopher Priest and other experts.

Tickets will be available via http://anticipations2016.wordpress.com for £6 or for £8 at the door.

Wells was born at 47 High Street, Bromley on 21 September 1866, and lived there until he was apprenticed to a draper in Southsea in 1880.

Christopher Priest is author of The Prestige (1995), The Space Machine (1976) and The Gradual (2016) and has won the World Fantasy Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, among others. He is a vice president of the H.G. Wells Society.

The day will also include a glimpse into the Wells archives at Bromley Central Library, the unveiling of a bust of Wells, and will conclude with a guided walk.

Other speakers include Patrick Parrinder, Michael Sherborne, and Deborah McDonald, who will be signing copies of A Very Dangerous Woman, her biography of Moura Budberg, spy and lover of Wells.

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