Book of Untruths author to visit Huntingdon Library

Miranda Doyle

Miranda Doyle - Credit: Archant

Author Miranda Doyle will be discussing her new book - a Book of Untruths - at Huntingdon Library on July 7.

The author, who teaches memoir and life writing at the Faber Academy, is joined by Jane Menczer, who is also an author and teacher.

A Book of Untruths is a family story told through a series of lies. Each short chapter features one of these lies and each lie builds to form a picture of Miranda Doyle’s life as she struggles to understand her complicated family and her own place within it.

“This is a book about love, family and marriage. It is about the fallibility of human beings and the terrible things we do to one another,” Doyle says.

“It is about the ways we get at, or avoid the truth. And it is about storytelling itself: how we build a sense of ourselves and our place in the world.”

“A Book of Untruths is a surprising, shocking and invigorating book that edges towards the truth through an engagement with falsehood. It invites questions for the readers rather than providing answers.

Places for the event, which runs from 10am till midday, must be booked and tickets are £3, this includes a free draw to win one of two copies of the book which have been donated by the author.

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To book a place at the event, speak to library staff or call: 0345 045 5225.


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