14th June - Lydia Syson reading Mr Peacock's Possessions

 Join us to hear from the superb Lydia Syson as she dives into her new novel Mr Peacock's Possessions.

"As compelling, mysterious and haunting as the troubled tropical paradise it portrays . . . Syson doesn't just write about the past, she transports us there. A tour de force" - Piers Torday

"What a powerful, rich and fascinating book... Highly compelling"-Anna Mazzola

" Swiss Family Robinson meets Lord of the Flies in Lydia Syson's superb and engrossing book" - Wendy Moore

Oceania 1879. A family of settlers from New Zealand are the sole inhabitants of a remote volcanic island. For two years they have struggled with the harsh reality of trying to make this unforgiving place a paradise they can call their own. At last, a ship appears. The six Pacific Islanders on board have travelled eight hundred miles across the ocean in search of work and new horizons. Hopes are high for all, until a vulnerable boy vanishes. In their search for the lost child, settlers and newcomers together uncover far more than they were looking for. The island's secrets force them all to question their deepest convictions. An intimate, intense and beautifully realised novel of possession, power and the liberating loss of innocence.

As always tickets cost £5 and include a glass of wine and £4 off purchases made on the night