On Wednesday 11th December 7pm at The Friends Meeting House High Street Warwick, Mark Forsyth will be talking about his new book ‘Elements of Eloquence’....
In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style. From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase – such as ‘Tiger, Tiger, burning bright’, or ‘To be or not to be’ – memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and witty style he takes apart famous lines and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde.
Whether you’re aiming for literary immortality or just an unforgettable one-liner, The Elements of Eloquence proves that you don’t need to have anything to say – you simply need to say it well.
Mark will be well-known to most of you from his earlier books ‘The Etymologicon’ and ‘The Horologicon’ which were best-sellers and indeed he came to talk for us at Warwick last Christmas…undoubtedly one of our very best and most entertaining speakers. This will be a really fun evening, complete with cup of coffee and a mince pie…….not to be missed!
Tickets FREE from Warwick Books or Kenilworth Books.