Venue: Caught by the River, on Thursday.

Writer, raconteur and CBTR regular Mathew Clayton is head of publishing at unbound.co.uk. Last Christmas Mathew’s 87-year-old father gave him his copy of Rupert Gunnis’s Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851. This extraordinary book is 548 pages long and contains over ten thousand entries. Mathew hoped it might open the door on an art form he had yet to enjoy. But do books have the power to make you enjoy things you’ve previously ignored? Can you enjoy reading a boring book?