The Big Book Group
with Julian Worricker
Sunday 7th October 8.00pm – 9.00pm
£10 Hayloft, The Talbot – please note change of venue.

leo benedictusconsentConsent is dark and seductive, hugely compelling and a little horrifying, and set to cause a major stir. When Faber took it on, they said it was ‘important, uncompromising and unputdownable ‘. The subject is stalking, often in the news these days. The antihero is intellectually hyperactive, emotionally absent, with a predilection for stalking women. In the manner of John Fowles’s eponymous Collector, he picks a ‘subject’, and by various methods, both clumsy and ingenious, spies, bugs, scams, and insinuates himself into the selected woman’s life, in most cases without ever meeting her face to face. This strangely congenial thriller-cum-treatise on urban disaffection, modern relationships, misogyny and madness, ends on a note of provocative ambiguity.

Leo Benedictus is a freelance feature writer for the Guardian, and other publications. He will be discussing his book with Julian Worricker who will field questions from the audience. 

Everyone is welcome to attend this session. If you are part of a book group that has read Consent before the event, please send in questions by email to Please give your name and ensure your questions are submitted before September 30th. We will make a selection but there will also be the chance to ask questions directly from the floor on the night. Tickets should be bought from Ticketsource

julian worricker


Julian Worricker is a well-known broadcaster and journalist.

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