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Behind the Books

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Dragon on the front cover of 'The Hobbit'
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21 Apr 2021 1pm - 2pm

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Join Rhian Isaac and Josh Flint from Leeds Libraries for a discussion about the real life history behind some of the well-known books from the BBC Novels That Shaped Our World list.

From the arctic adventurer that inspired His Dark Material's Lee Scoresby to the epic battles re-enacted in A Game of Thrones, we will explore some of these stranger than fiction stories.

Find out more about Leeds Libraries' BBC Novels programme and Games Jam: leedsreads.net/games-jam-novels-that-shaped-our-world

The Leeds Libraries' BBC Novels programme is made possible thanks to Libraries Connected, Arts Council England and BBC Arts funding

Image Info: Front cover of J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit'

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