Which Exeter sites are most associated with books and writers? And what should the city's new Exeter Book be? As part of the Big Book Review, join an interactive literary ramble across UNESCO’s City of Literature, Exeter, and visit places of literary significance, from Exeter Cathedral - home to the 10th-century Exeter Book - to the birthplace of Penguin Books.
After the walk, convene at Exeter Library to discuss the importance of place and regional writing for our wellbeing and identity with writer Virginia Baily (Africa Junction) and Professor Laura Salisbury (University of Exeter), while Dr Tom Mercer (University of Wolverhampton) from the Novel Perceptions project will analyse regional variations in literary tastes. You'll also have the chance to discuss your own literary favourites - confide your guilty book pleasures in the Literary Confessions Booth, share your thoughts on recent novels for the Big Book Review, and let the team know your candidates for the new Exeter Book.