A superb opportunity to meet and discover the work of two of the most exciting authors of 2014.
Jessie Burton’s debut The Miniaturist was a Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller and was the Waterstones and Specsavers’ Book of The Year. On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, who presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways.
David Whitehouse is a newspaper journalist whose first novel, Bed, was the winner of the To Hell with Prizes Award.Missing his mother and fearing his father, twelve-year-old Bobby Nusku always thought that the kinds of things that happen in books couldn’t possibly happen to him. But then he befriends Val and her daughter Rosa, and they find solace and escape in a mobile library. Encountering a mysterious stranger on their journey across the country, they form an unlikely family and experience an adventure to rival those in the books that surround them.
28 April 2015
5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU
60mins, no interval