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An Evening with Alix Nathan in Nottingham

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1-5 Bridlesmith Gate

Nottingham

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'The Warlow Experiment' is one of the most gripping historical chillers we've ever read, so we're delighted to welcome its author, Alix Nathan, to our store! She'll give a reading, chat to us about her work, take questions from the audience and sign copies of the book.

All welcome.

Ticket prices include all fees. Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the night.

Waterstones Nottingham is accessible. Please get in touch beforehand about any access requirements.

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THE WARLOW EXPERIMENT


What kind of person keeps a man underground for seven years? And who would agree to be part of such an experiment?

Herbert Powyss lives on a small estate in the Welsh Marches, with enough time and income to pursue a gentleman's fashionable cultivation of exotic plants and trees. But he longs to make his mark in the field of science - something consequential enough to present to the Royal Society in London.

He hits on a radical experiment in isolation: for seven years a subject will inhabit three rooms in the cellar of the manor house, fitted out with books, paintings and even a chamber organ. Meals will arrive thrice daily via a dumbwaiter. The solitude will be totally unrelieved by any social contact; the subject will keep a diary of his daily thoughts and actions. The pay? Fifty pounds per annum, for life.

Only one man is desperate enough to apply for the job: John Warlow, a semi-literate labourer with a wife and six children to provide for. The experiment, a classic Enlightenment exercise gone more than a little mad, will have unforeseen consequences for all included. In this seductive tale of self-delusion and obsession, Alix Nathan has created an utterly transporting historical novel which is both elegant and unforgettably sinister.

Further details: 0115 9470069

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