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Talk: Alice Burnett & Anne Patterson - in Clapham

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Through a discussion of their beautifully humane novels, authors Alice Burnett ('Ideal Love') and Anne Patterson ('Yes') explore the effects of medical conditions on everyday life.

In Anne Patterson's 'Yes' (Silvertail Books), Maureen McCormack wakes up in hospital after a stroke. Her memory is fragmented and she can only say one word - yes. Friends, family and lovers visit her, filling silences with secrets and learning to open up as Maureen learns to listen. As the revelations mount, she and those around her attempt to come to terms with all that has been left unsaid, and her view of life shifts fundamentally.
'This uplifting novel shows the healing power, not of talking, but of listening.' - Anja de Jager

In Alice Burnett's 'Ideal Love' (Legend Press), young couple Venus and Gilles are broken apart by Gilles' sudden death But when Venus discovers Gilles died of a treatable genetic condition she knew nothing about, she becomes haunted by the thought that he lied to her. Years later, trapped between grief and distrust, she meets the seemingly ideal Alex, her attraction to him in the present intertwining with Gilles' enraptured pursuit of her in the past, until life and memory begin to collide.
'An extraordinary interrogation of the human heart in all its complexity. Anyone who has ever felt they might die for love will relish this book.’ - Rowan Pelling

Join us in store on Wednesday 23rd May for what promises to be a profound and heart-warming evening of great literature.

Tickets are £3, and redeemable against purchase of a book on the night.

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