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Sat, 28 Sept



Women of Mystery

Jennie Godfrey, author of The List of Suspicious Things, talks with authors Meg Clothier (The Book of Eve) and Fiona Williams (The House of Broken Bricks).

Women of Mystery
Women of Mystery

Time & Location

28 Sept 2024, 19:00 – 20:30

Tiverton, 2c St Peter St, Tiverton EX16 6NU, UK

About The Event

Jennie Godfrey's Sunday Times Number 3 Bestseller: The list of Suspicious Things

Yorkshire, 1979 Maggie Thatcher is prime minister, drainpipe jeans are in, and Miv is convinced that her dad wants to move their family Down South. Because of the murders. Leaving Yorkshire and her best friend Sharon simply isn't an option, no matter the dangers lurking round their way; or the strangeness at home that started the day Miv's mum stopped talking. Perhaps if she could solve the case of the disappearing women, they could stay after all? So, Miv and Sharon decide to make a list: a list of all the suspicious people and things down their street. People they know. People they don't. But their search for the truth reveals more secrets in their neighbourhood, within their families - and between each other - than they ever thought possible. What if the real mystery Miv needs to solve is the one that lies much closer to home?

Meg Clothier: The Book of Eve

Beatrice is the convent's librarian. For years, she has shunned the company of her sisters, finding solace only with her manuscripts. Then, one carnival night, two women, bleeding and stricken, are abandoned outside the convent's walls. Moments from death, one of them presses something into Beatrice's hands: a bewitching book whose pages have a dangerous life of their own. But men of the faith want the book destroyed, and a zealous preacher has tracked it to her door. Her sisters' lives - or her obsession. Beatrice must decide. The book's voice is growing stronger. An ancient power uncoils. Will she dare to listen?

Fiona Williams: The House of Broken Bricks

Ain't nothing wrong with being broken. Nothing at all. You're like these houses, not a whole brick in em and look how strong they are. As Tess traces the sunrise over the floodplains, light that paints the house a startling crimson, she yearns for the comforting chaos of life as it once was. Instead of Max and Sonny tracking dirt through the kitchen - Tess and Richard's 'rainbow twins' - Tess absorbs the quiet. The nights draw in, the soil cools and Richard fights to get his winter crops planted rather than deal with the discussion he cannot bear to have. Secrets and vines clamber over the broken red bricks and although its inhabitants seem to be withering, in the damp, crumbling soil Sonny knows that something is stirring . . . As the seasons change, and the cracks let in more light, the family might just be able to start to heal. This is the story of a broken family, what they see and what they cannot say laid bare in their overlapping perspectives. It is a tale of life in the cracks, because in the space for acceptance, of passing and of laying to rest, the possibilities of new energy, light and love, are seeded.


  • Book Ticket - Hardback

    Ticket including The List of Suspicious Things signed by Jennie Godfrey

  • Book Ticket- Hardback

    Ticket including a copy of A House of Broken Bricks, signed by Fiona Williams

  • Book Ticket- Paperback

    Ticket including a copy of The Book of Eve, signed by Meg Clothier

  • Single Ticket

    No book included




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