Local author will enlighten guests at Yeovil Library

Somerset author, Justin Newland, will be giving a talk entitled ‘Whatever Happened to The Great Enlightenment’ at Yeovil Library, King George Street, Yeovil BA20 1PY from 3.30 to 5.00 p.m. on Friday 29th April 2022.

Justin will explore the secret history of the Great Enlightenment, that seething cauldron of ideas, and how this period shaped the modern industrial world. He will also reveal how this period of profound historical change inspired his novel.

Author of The Coronation, Justin writes secret histories in which real events and historical personages are guided and motivated by numinous forces, that is “history with a supernatural twist.”

His other novels are The Genes of Isis, The Old Dragon’s Head and The Abdication.

Justin gives library talks, does book signing events and appears in literary festivals. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Bristol’s Thought for the Day.

A Doctorate in Mathematics, he lives with his partner in plain sight of the Mendip Hills.

For more information, visit http://www.justinnewland.com/

Book review:

The Coronation… explores the themes of belonging / outsiders, politics, religion / spirituality, war and the lives of everyday people, all of which are filtered through the lens of the other-worldly.”

Andrew Deane, Page Farer Book Blog. 

This is a free event to attend register at the library reception or email yeolib@somerst.gov.uk.