35 Willow Street
Sometimes a slender novel can be more powerful and profoundly moving than a novel six times as long! Join us for an evening in the company of Megan Hunter and Cynan Jones as they talk 'in conversation' about their writing, the power of the novella and read from their spellbinding books The End We Start From and Cove.
Megan Hunter's remarkable debut novel The End We Start From is a story of new motherhood in a terrifying setting: a familiar world made dangerous and unstable as London is submerged below flood waters, its people forced to become refugees. Startlingly beautiful, this gripping novel paints an imagined future as realistic as it is frightening. And yet, though the country is falling apart around them, this family’s world – of new life and new hope – sings with love.
Cove by Cynan Jones is an intensely observed tale of survival of sea. A lone man in a kayak is struck by lightning. He wakes in unknown waters, having drifted far from the cove of the title. Badly injured, equipped with little more than a litre of water, a fishing line and a frying pan, he faces an endurance test of the most essential, stripped-back sort. Here is a man and the sea – or rather a man and his own fear, thirst, self-control and motivating love for a pregnant partner back on land.
Event Format: Author talk 'in conversation', followed by audience Q&A and book signing.
NB Event starts at 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)
Tickets: £7 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of The End We Start From or Cove)
UK & Ireland Independent Bookshop of the Year 2015
We are an award winning independent bookshop and cafe in the border market town of Oswestry in Shropshire. Hosting a regular programme of author talks, book signings and themed events is an important and exciting part of what we do.
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