Patrick Gale: The Word That Speaks the Man
- Thu 18 Aug 10:30 - 11:30
- Baillie Gifford West Court
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Generations of children have been enchanted by Charles Causley’s bittersweet verses; there was even a campaign to make him Poet Laureate. Mother’s Boy, by bestselling novelist Patrick Gale, illuminates the life behind the poems. Brought up by an overprotective mother, and hiding his sexuality throughout his life, Causley is a man at odds with himself in this multi-layered novel. Discover how Gale approached this complicated life in this conversation.