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Patrick Gale and Sarah Winman

Patrick Gale and Sarah Winman

Patrick Gale and Sarah Winman

Aye Write

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£11 (£10 ticket charge plus 10% Booking Fee)
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Dates and times

Saturday 7 May 2022
1:15PM - 2:15PM

Two spell-binding novelists bring you their unforgettable new novels.

As an intensely private young man, Charles signs up for the navy with the new rank of coder. His escape from the tight, gossipy confines of Launceston to the colour and violence of war sees him blossom as he experiences not only the possibility of death, but the constant danger of a love that is as clandestine as his work. Patrick Gale’s Mother’s Boy is the story of a man who is among, yet apart from his fellows, in thrall to, yet at a distance from his own mother; a man being shaped for a long, remarkable and revered life spent hiding in plain sight. But it is equally the story of the dauntless mother who will continue to shield him long after the dangers of war are past.

Mother’s Boy is the latest novel from the author of A Place Called Winter, Notes from an Exhibition and the TV film Man in an Orange Shirt.

Sarah Winman’s Still Life is a big-hearted story of people brought together by love, war, art and the ghost of E.M. Forster. 1944, in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening.

Ulysses Temper is a young British soldier, Evelyn Skinner is a sexagenarian art historian and possible spy. She has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the wreckage and relive memories of the time she encountered EM Forster and had her heart stolen by an Italian maid in a particular Florentine room with a view. Evelyn’s talk of truth and beauty plants a seed in Ulysses’ mind that will shape the trajectory of his life – and of those who love him – for the next four decades.

Still Life is the latest novel from the author of When God was a Rabbit and Tin Man.

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Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN