Tickets are £10 including a glass of wine.
Andrew Miller won the Costa Prize for the magnificent Pure in 2011 and few contemporary writers have better mined the narrative riches of history – in his words “a rattle-bag of wonderful stories.” His spellbinding new novel Now We Shall Be Entirely Free is just such a story. In luminous prose we follow Captain John Lacroix, who, broken by the Napoleonic campaign in Spain, seeks to escape to the Hebrides. The regiment sends ruthless men on his trail but John is also pursued by the horrors of war he has witnessed.
Francis Spufford shares the stage with Andrew to chat about weaving magic from the past. His ingenious and hugely entertaining first novel Golden Hill, is set in eighteenth century Manhattan and in his recent True Stories and Other Essays, he considers the complex relationship between storytelling and truth-telling. We look forward to both!
This event is part of the Daunt Books Festival 2019.
The event will start at 19:00 and end at approximately 20:00.
Can’t make the talk?
You can buy a signed copy of Andrew Miller’s Now We Shall Be Entirely Free here and a signed copy of Francis Spufford’s True Stories & Other Essays here..
Please note, these will only be sent out once the talk has taken place.