01 Oct Henry Cockton Bury St Edmunds’ Forgotten Novelist
Posted at 17:14h in News
Suffolk Libraries Day Talk
‘Henry Cockton, Bury St Edmunds’ Forgotten Novelist’
by Robert Halliday
As part of Suffolk Libraries Day 2019 – a county-wide celebration of and fundraising event for the local library service and everything it offers to Suffolk communities – we will be hosting a special edition of our Wednesday Talks programme on Saturday 12th October, from 10.00-11.30am. We will be welcoming back one of our most popular speakers, local historian Robert Halliday, who will be giving a talk entitled ‘Henry Cockton, Bury St Edmunds’ Forgotten Novelist’. Henry Cockton was once as popular and as widely read as his contemporary, Charles Dickens, but has unfortunately been mostly lost to history. However, Robert Halliday has located previously unknown sources that fully detail the life and changing fortunes of this author, and is now able to deliver the first coherent biography and critical re-evaluation of Cockton to give this author long overdue recognition. Tickets are free, but ‘give what you like’ envelopes will be available for anyone wishing to make a donation. Tickets may be booked by speaking to a member of staff or calling Bury St Edmunds Library on 01284 338830.