The Year Without Summer: An Evening with Guinevere Glasfurd

Date: Wednesday 26 February 2020
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

In 1815, when Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupts, thousands are killed. Worse is to come as the ash cloud rises and covers the sun, harvests fail and seasons vanish. By 1816, the after-effects change the lives of millions across the world, from Mary Shelley in Switzerland and John Constable in England. There’s a global sense of desperation. Rebellion is in the London air.

Guinevere Glasfurd has written the most extraordinary portrait of this catastrophic year, taking in books and paintings, everyday life and revolutionary politics, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Hatchards this evening to discuss The Year Without Summer.

£10 tickets are available in the bookshop and online here.


Wednesday 26th February, 6.30pm

Hatchards Piccadilly


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