Winning Friends and Influencing People

A history of the self-help book with Malcolm Chase

Date: 13-10-2015
Time: 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 Housewife’s Reason Why to modern classics like How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, here’s 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 

Location: Ilkley Playhouse - Wharfeside
Cost: £5.00/£3.00 concessions