History Book Festival Discussion Group

February 20th, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A partnership of the History Book Festival and the Lewes Public Library, this monthly discussion group focuses on books featured at last year's festival and those to be featured at the 2019 Festival. 

February's selection is "The Rise of Yeast", by Nicholas P. Money (Oxford University Press 2018)

To understand yeast is to understand life. In this book, Nicholas P. Money offers a celebration of our favorite microorganism. From breakfast toast to evening wine, yeast is the microscopic thing that we cannot live without.

Ten thousand years ago, our ancestors abandoned bush meat and wild fruit in favor of farming animals and cultivating grain. Leaving the forests and grasslands, our desire for beer and wine produced by the fungus was a major stimulus for agricultural settlement. We domesticated wild yeast and yeast domesticated us. With the inevitable escape of the fungus from beer vats into bread dough, our marriage with yeast was secured by an appetite for fresh loaves of leavened bread.

The author will join the discussion via Skype

The group is open to all lovers of history and meets at the Library (111 Adams Avenue, Lewes) on February 20  from 2:00 - 3:00 PM.

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Buy or reserve the March HBF discussion book now.
The Kennedy Debutante, Kerri Maher
March 20, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Kerri Maher shines a light on the life of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, the independent, rebellious member of one of America’s greatest political dynasties.

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