In the Brixton Book Group postbag…
Every now and again I get sent stuff so here is an offer to meet an author and go to another (clearly not as good as Brixton) book group meeting.
Sadly I never seem to get any really nice freebies (Kindle? something-not-published-yet?)
Join A Reading Group With A Difference. Meet the author.
Should you be free on the evening of June 8th I am starting up a Reading Group in conjunction with the Southwark News. Once a month we will meet up and discuss a book. The author of the book will also be present for part of the evening and can answer your questions about the book, or getting into writing.
The venue is the new Shortwave Cinema in Bermondsey Square. 7.00 Start. Atmosphere will be informal. Group will provide a chance for people to socialise, as well as talk about literature.
The first book up for discussion will be Imogen Robertson’s Instruments of Darkness. Please note the book will not be published till May 14th. Isbn 9780755348404
Please email [email protected] should you wish to attend. Event is free, but please reserve a place in advance.
Instruments of Darkness, by Imogen Robertson
Daphne du Maurier meets CSI in this exhilarating debut Sussex, 1780. Anatomist and recluse Gabriel Crowther is reluctantly drawn into the lives of local high society when a dead body is found by impulsive, frustrated Harriet Westerman. Her lands share a boundary with the great estate of the county, Thornleigh Hall, home of the crippled Earl of Sussex, his beautiful second wife and his alcoholic younger son. The Earl’s heir disappeared after a family dispute some fifteen years earlier, and has not been seen since. Meanwhile, in London, two children lose their father in a violent attack. Their new young guardian, a young writer, attempts to protect them in the confusion of the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots as he dodges his creditors among the alleyways, and learns more of his wards’ complicated history — which may lead back to Sussex. When a second body is discovered near Thornleigh Hall, the pressures on Harriet and Gabriel begin to mount and the secrets of the Hall, both ancien
t and modern, threaten to overwhelm them all.
Imogen Robertson lives in Southwark. She won the Daily Telegraph Crime Writing Competition. She is also a film maker and poet.
If you have any questions or wish to obtain a discounted signed and dedicated copy of Instruments of Darkness please contact [email protected].