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An Evening with Nicola Upson and Mandy Morton in Cambridge

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Join us for a joint book launch with the delightful Nicola Upson and Mandy Morton. Partners in life and crime, these authors have exciting new novels hot off the press.

Nicola Upson's Stanley and Elsie is a historical novel considering the life and work of Stanley Spencer in the wake of the Great War. Combining his own traumatic experiences with moments of everyday redemption, his commission of a lifetime will become his masterpiece. When Elsie Munday arrives to take up position as housemaid to the Spencer family, her life quickly becomes entwined with the charming and irascible Stanley, his artist wife Hilda and their tiny daughter Shirin. As the years pass, Elsie does her best to keep the family together even when love, obsession and temptation seem set to tear them apart...

Mandy Morton's Beyond the Gravy is the next purr-fectly written novel in the No. 2 Feline Detective Agency series. Psychic cat Irene Peggledrip is being visited by a band of malevolent spirits who all claim to be murderers. Not only is their message disturbing, but they cause chaos with indoor snowstorms, flying books and the untimely demise of a delicious Victoria sponge. Irene calls in Hettie and Tilly of the No. 2 Feline Detective Agency to help, but they're not sure how far their skills reach into the spirit realm.

'Original and intriguing... a world without people which cat lovers will enter and enjoy.' P.D. James


Nicola Upson
was born in Suffolk and read English at Downing College, Cambridge. She has worked in theatre and as a freelance journalist, and is the author of two non-fiction works and the recipient of an Escalator Award from the Arts Council England. Her debut novel, An Expert in Murder, was the first in a series of crime novels whose main character is Josephine Tey - one of the leading authors of Britain's Golden Age of crime writing.

Mandy Morton began her professional life as a musician. Her songwriting formed the basis of six albums during the 1970s and early 1980s, when she toured extensively with her band. More recently, she has worked as a freelance arts journalist for national and local radio, specialising in making music and theatre documentary. She is the co-author of a non-fiction theatre book, In Good Company.

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