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Host: Morley Literature Festival
Location: Morley Town Hall, Queen Street, Morley, Leeds, LS27 9DY
Speaker: Simon Garfield
The author of the international bestseller Just My Type turns his inquisitive gaze to maps. From the awe-inspiring medieval Mappa Mundi and the early explorers’ maps to treasure maps and the satellite renderings on our smart phones, Simon Garfield explores the unique way that maps relate and realign our history—and reflect the best and worst of what makes us human. Packed with fascinating tales of cartographic intrigue, outsize personalities, and amusing ‘Pocket Maps’ on an array of subjects from how to fold a map to the strangest maps on the Internet, On the Map is a rich historical tapestry infused with Garfield’s signature narrative flair. Map-obsessives and carto-phobics alike will be lining up to join him on this richly illustrated journey through time and around the globe.More Information