Jonathan Buckley’s latest novel Nostalgia, published last year, is set in the fictitious Tuscany town of Castelluccio. Like his earlier novels, this new work has been acclaimed by readers and critics alike.
Describing it as ‘a kaleidoscopic novel’, the Sunday Times said ‘From a multitude of angles – history, geography, present and past residents, flora, fauna, festivals – a small Tuscan town is brought to teeming, vivid life. With a central storyline about an English expat painter, it's as exhilarating as an Italian holiday.’
The Independent suggested ‘if you are holidaying in Italy this summer, I'd pack this instead of, not as well as, your Rough Guide.’ This is perhaps no surprise as Jonathan has also been an editorial director at Rough Guides and has written guidebooks on Venice & the Veneto, Tuscany & Umbria, and Florence, as well as contributing to the Rough Guide to Classical Music and the Rough Guide to Opera.
Living in Hove, Jonathan has moved into fiction writing in recent years and has published seven other novels before writing Nostalgia. The Friends of Molesey Library are delighted that he has agreed to come and talk at the next in the current series of Author Evenings being held at the Library. Drawing together his factual and fictional writing about foreign places, Jonathan will be talking on the subject of Places Real & Imagined – Fiction & Travel Writing.
The event will take place on Tuesday June 24 2014 at 7.30 p.m at Molesey Library. Tickets cost £5 – which includes a glass of wine or soft drink – and they can be purchased at Molesey Library.
Alternatively, you can send a cheque (made payable to Friends of Molesey Library) with a stamped addressed envelope, to Author Event, Molesey Library, The Forum, Walton Road, West Molesey KT8 2HZ.