Kerry Hudson, Jeanine Cummins & World Premiere from Maggie O'Farrell

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The Lancaster Ballroom at The Savoy Hotel

On Friday October 18th 2019

(Doors 545pm, Start 7pm, Finish 930pm)

Featuring Kerry Hudson, UK premiere from Jeanine Cummins and world premiere from Maggie O'Farrell!

Join us for the last Salon of 2019! We’ll be thrown into the lives of three families forced to confront circumstances few can even imagine, never mind survive. But there is always hope. Almost always.

Kerry Hudson attended nine primary schools and five secondaries living in B&Bs and council flats as her and her mum were forced to move again and again by poverty and its associated evils. Now Kerry’s life is unrecognisable. But how did she get from there to here and is her journey complete? Lowborn is a memoir like no other and essential for our times.

American Dirt is the first novel to explore the perilous journey some migrants must make across the US-Mexico Border on top of freight trains known as la bestia. Lydia Quixano Perez is forced to leave her beloved bookshop and her comfortable life in Acapulco with her eight-year-old son Luca. Soon Lydia realises everyone is running from something. But what are they running to? American Dirt is an astonishing work of fiction and is inspired by a truth that urgently needs to be told. Jeanine Cummins joins us for her UK premiere.

Maggie O’Farrell returns to Salon for another world premiere with Hamnet, the novel she’s wanted to write for over thirty years. Her first foray into historical fiction takes us back to a summer day in 1596. A young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, is distraught. Their mother, Agnes, is a mile away, in the garden where she grows medicinal herbs. Their father is working in London. His name is William. This is the heart-stopping story behind Shakespeare’s most famous play.

As always, Ella Berthoud, co-author of the Novel Cure, will be offering much-needed complementary bibliotherapy!

Start drinking in the glamour when the doors open at 545pm. The Salon starts at 7pm. We finish around 930pm but you’re very welcome to stay and drink or slip upstairs to Kaspar’s to eat.

* Early bird tickets are still just £10 inc welcome drink.

* Newsletter subscriber tickets (early access to a limited number of tickets for our newsletter subscribers) are £20 inc welcome drink.

* Standard tickets are £20 inc welcome drink.


All plus booking fees. Tickets are seated or standing - doors open at 545pm and early arrivals swoop on the best seats. We will release more tickets on the day.

The Savoy has long been loved by the literary world. Zola, Twain, Maugham and countless others have enjoyed the hotel’s hospitality since it opened in 1889. You, Salonistas, are part of that glorious tradition.

As always, your salonnière,
Damian x
www.theliterarysalon.co.uk
@Damian_Barr
Insta:@DamianBarrLiterarySalon
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The Savoy

Strand

London

WC2R 0EZ

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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