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Texta book club

Texta book club: Mr Mac and me by Esther Freud

Texta is no ordinary book club; it's for people who love art. We use fiction (mostly) to unpack the subjects, themes and emotions of art. Conversation is never colourless, and is facilitated by our brains trust from QUT Creative Writing and Literary Studies

To coincide with the exhibition Inspirations: William Robinson, our second book of the year is Mr Mac and me by Esther Freud.

It is 1914, and Thomas Maggs, the son of the local publican, lives with his parents and sister in a village on the Suffolk coast. Life is quiet and shaped by the seasons then one day a mysterious Scotsman arrives. To Thomas he looks like a detective, in his black cape and hat of felted wool. Mac is what the locals call him when they whisper about him in the inn. But Mac isn't a detective, he's the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and together with his red-haired artist wife, they soon become a source of fascination and wonder to Thomas.

Join us for a brief tour of the exhibition followed by a glass of wine and generous amounts of healthy conversation about Mr Mac and me.

Books can be purchased from the Gardens Point QUT Bookshop or from QUT Art Museum

Place William Robinson Gallery, Old Government House
Date Tuesday 7 June
Time 6pm

May 2016