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Jonathan Coe | Cambridge Literary Festival

Jonathan Coe presents his new book, Bourneville.

  • 19th November 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

‘It is miraculous how, in his new novel, Coe has created a social history of postwar Britain as we are still living it. Bournville is a beautiful, and often very funny, tribute to an underexamined place and also a truly moving story of how a country discovered tolerance’ – Sathnam Sanghera, bestselling author of Empireland 

Making a welcome return to Cambridge, Jonathan Coe presents his latest novel, Bournville, a thought-provoking commentary of Britain, explored from the perspective of four generations of a single family. Travelling through seventy-five years of social change, from wartime nostalgia to the World Wide Web, one question starts to emerge: will these changing times bring the country – closer together, or leave them more adrift and divided than ever before. 

 In conversation with the New Statesman’s Tom Gatti.


  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • wheelchair access

Accessibility Facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Induction loops
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

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