National Crime Reading Month

Crime and Carry Ons, Oakham Library

East Midlands & Yorkshire

Event Type:Talk
Event Organiser:Oakham Library (01572 722918 for enquiries)
Booking Link:https://rutlandlibraries.org.uk/events/
Ticket Price:£2, including a glass of wine.

Oakham Library, Catmose Street, Oakham LE15 6HW

Venue accessibility:

There are no steps for access to, or within, the venue.

Bruce Montgomery (1921-1978), aka Edmund Crispin, was a composer and author of detective fiction. Moving in the same circles as the likes of Kingsley Amis, Malcolm Arnold and Philip Larkin, he contributed greatly to British artistic life in the mid-1900s. As a composer he wrote concert music but made his mark more through the scores for many films, including the early Carry Ons and the series started by Doctor in the House. As an author he wrote nine entertaining novels in the Golden Age style featuring his eccentric sleuth Professor Gervase Fen.

His biographer, David Whittle, talks about Montgomery’s life and work and will include examples of his music.

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