The Selected Poems of John Fowles – Book Launch

by flambardblog

Photograph of John Fowles by Carolyn Djanogly

‘I never pick up a book of poems without thinking that it will have one advantage over most novels: I shall know the writer better at the end of it.’ John Fowles
Join us for the launch of the Selected Poems of John Fowles on Saturday, 26 May at 6 p.m. at Primrose Hill Community Library, Sharpleshall Street, London NW1 8YL.
The book’s editor, the poet and novelist Adam Thorpe, will read from and discuss this selection of Fowles’s poetry, put together from an extensive collection of material dating from the 1950s and created throughout Fowles’s lifetime.
Although John Fowles’s novels such as The Magus and The French Lieutenant’s Woman are considered classics of 20th Century fiction, his poetry has not been widely published before. Selected Poems (Flambard) contains the best of Fowles’s poetry, revealing the variety and depth of this less well known side of his talent and his great skill as a poet.
John Fowles was a long-time resident in Regent’s Park Road, as well as in Lyme Regis, and we are delighted that his poems will be launched at the new Community Library.
Refreshments will be served and books will be on sale. Free entry.
Please email if you intend to come along.