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Anna Machin and Rebecca Stott

Swindon Festival of Literature

Swindon Arts Centre

Wed 16 May

Anna Machin and Rebecca Stott
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ANNA MACHIN and REBECCA STOTT – on the life of dads, and life with one dad.

Becoming a father and being a father are common experiences. But what does fatherhood do to a man and what do men do as dads? Fifty years ago, a father’s role was thought to be clear: he earned money at work and dispensed discipline at home. But today, dads are expected to do things differently. Evolutionary anthropologist from the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, Dr Anna Machin is the author of a new book, The Life of Dad, which is full of fascinating insights into fatherhood from across the globe. It shows the extraordinary psychological changes a man undergoes when he becomes a father, looks at how a man’s genes can influence what sort of father he will be, and how a dad can make a unique contribution to his child’s life.

Novelist and Literature and Creative Writing tutor in the University of East Anglia, Rebecca Stott is author of In the Days of Rain – a daughter, a father, a cult, which is an unflinching memoir of growing up in and breaking away from a fundamentalist sect. It gathers the broken threads of her father’s story: his questions, his doubts and his longings and describes his and her family’s experiences within the sect and the aftermath of their breaking away.


Tickets: £9.00
Concessions: £8.00
Double ticket for Camila Batmanghelidjh and Anna Machin & Rebecca Stott: £15.00 If you would also like to book for the performance from Camila Batmanghelidjh this evening, call Ticket Office on 01793 524481 and ask about the Book Both offer.

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