Ever been talked into buying a camel? Or become a burglar by mistake? Or accidentally drugged a friend on a blind date? Keggie Carew, winner of the 2016 Costa Biography award for the sublime Dadland, has an unerring instinct for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, of putting her foot in it, and making a hash of things. She also has an enviable talent for recycling awfulness and turning embarrassment into gold, as she does in Quicksand Tales: The Misadventures of Keggie Carew. Keggie will be chatting about the book with literary journalist and managing editor of The Second Shelf Quarterly Lucy Scholes.
‘This is an unexpected and unusual treat: a funny and clever collection of non-fiction stories that feels like a breath of fresh air.’ Viv Groskop, Observer