Book Lovers Unite: Icebreaker with special guest author Horatio Clare
Mon 13 Nov 2017
7:00pm at Mr B's
Ticket includes delicious food and drink, author interview and book signing and 15% off all books on the night.
If you’ve ever wandered in to Mr B’s on the hunt for brilliant travel writing, chances are that you’ve had a book by Horatio Clare enthusiastically thrust into your hands. Horatio is the author of Mr B’s favourites “A Single Swallow” – the story of an intrepid journey ‘as the swallow flies’ between South Africa and Wales, and “Down to the Sea in Ships”– a fascinating exploration of the shipping industry. With his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and friendly journalistic style, we’ve found Horatio to be the perfect guide to paths (and waters) less travelled.
Of course, the news of any new Horatio project will pique our interest, but his new book “Icebreaker: A Voyage far North” had us begging the publishers for reading copies as soon as we heard about it. “Icebreaker” is an adventure into the northernmost parts of the Baltic Sea, but also a visitor’s discovery of Finnish culture beyond the cliched saunas and the emblematic melancholia. Prompted by the hundred-year celebration since Finish independence, the Finish embassy invited Horatio to travel on the breaker Otso. The result is a fascinating (and beautifully packaged) story, told with the lyrical yet accessible tone and eye for unusual detail we’ve come to expect from Horatio.
We couldn’t resist the opportunity to invite Horatio Clare back to Mr B’s to tell all about his latest expedition. Join us for a Horatio Clare Nordic tour, a delicious buffet dinner, wine and book chat aplenty, all from the comfort of our bibliotherapy room.