Winning Friends and Influencing People
A history of the self-help book with Malcolm Chase
Date: 13-10-2015Time: 19:30 -
Our appetite for self-improvement books seems endless. The greatest of them all, Samuel Smiles Self-Help (1859), actually originated in Leeds. Yet it was not the first, nor was it the most popular among Victorian readers. From The Housewifes Reason Why to modern classics like How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, heres a fascinating history that tells us much about our ancestors, their aspirations and fears.
Tickets go on sale here on 1 September 2015.
In association with Ilkley Literature Festival