Liverpool Launch Event: Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine: "Hope Conquers Fear"
followed by book signing and drinks reception.
Date: 21st November 2016, 6pm-8pm
Location: Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill
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Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children’s books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine, and the terrible tragedies that affected him and his family. Dahl always said that if he wasn’t a writer, he would have liked to be a doctor. In this unique combination of popular science, biography and memoir, Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after Dahl towards the end of his life, and has just published Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine, will examine Dahl’s life and literature from a new perspective, considering how hope overcame fear.
Professor Sally Sheard (Professor of the History of Medicine) and Dr Esme Miskimmin (lecturer on Children's Literature) will then lead the audience discussion before a drinks reception and book signing.
At the reception there will also be information from the charities that are benefiting from the author royalties of the book will
Part of the Being Human Festival: Hope & Fear
The Victoria Gallery and Museum