May 08, 2017
October: An Evening with China Miéville
Cambridge: Heffers @ Palmerston Room
May 08, 2017
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Cambridge: Heffers @ Palmerston Room
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, CB2 1TP United Kingdom
China Miéville reveals the Russian Revolution as a breathtaking story in its passion, drama and strangeness

Heffers bookshop is delighted to present: October - An Evening with China Miéville.

Award-winning writer China Miéville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history. In conversation with Francis Spufford, Miéville reveals the Russian Revolution as a breathtaking story in its passion and drama and strangeness for newcomers and old radicals alike. 

Miéville’s new book October: The Story of the Russian Revolution plunges us into the year that turned the world upside down: a political event of profound and ongoing consequence.

In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later, it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions?

Tickets are priced at £7 each in advance / £10 on the door and can be purchased here, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers bookshop, 20 Trinity Street, Cambridge.

October will be available to purchase at the event with a discount on the RRP. Please note that tickets are transferable but non-refundable.