Date: Wednesday 5th June
Time: 7.30 for 8pm
Location: Stockbridge Town Hall, High Street, Stockbridge, Hampshire
Special 3 for 2 offer for Book Clubs!
Come and hear local author Claire Fuller talk about her writing life and about her new novel, BITTER ORANGE, in Stockbridge Town Hall. This is a joint event with The Bookmark bookshop of Stockbridge.
‘A compulsive page-turner. Fuller creates an atmosphere of simmering menace with all the assurance of a latter-day Daphne du Maurier.’ The Times
‘It is rare for me to put down a novel and then immediately consider rereading it to see what cleverness I might have missed. This time, though, I am tempted.’
Frances Jellico is dying. A man who calls himself the vicar visits, hoping to extract a deathbed confession. He wants to know what really happened that fateful summer of 1969, when Frances – tasked with surveying a dilapidated country house – first set eyes on the glamorous bohemian couple, Cara and Peter. She recalls the relationship they forged through sweltering days, lavish dinners and elaborate lies, and the Judas hole through which she would spy on the couple.
Were the signs there right from the beginning?
A tense novel about deception, sexual obsession and atonement by a writer who has been compared to Daphne du Maurier, Penelope Lively and Ian McEwan.
Praise for Clare’s books:
‘BITTER ORANGE reads like an assured, old-school, du Maurieresque classic. Its an atmospheric page-turns that speeds us towards a bloody climax of shocks and surprises.’ Irish Times
‘A smart creation from a skilled writer: a heady psychological novel that builds its layers carefully to allow gradual revelations and stomach-churning surprises.’ Financial Times
Claire Fuller was born in 1967. She began writing at the age of 40 and her first novel OUR ENDLESS NUMBERED DAYS, won huge acclaim, and won the Desmond Elliott Prize. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Winchester, and lives in the city.
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