4th October 201812:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Principal, George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB
Natasha Pulley & Gillian McAllister
Edinburgh Gliterary Lunch with bestselling novelists, Natasha Pulley & Franceca Hornak
Sponsored by Savills
Winner of a Betty Trask Award, Pulley’s first novel, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, was an international bestseller, a Guardian Summer Read, an Amazon Best Book of the Month and was shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. The Bedlam Stacks is her second novel. Natasha Pulley studied English Literature
at Oxford University and later studied in Tokyo. She now lives
Elegant plotting, lashings of invention and jump-off-the-page characterisation. Guardian
Deep in uncharted Peru, the holy town of Bedlam stands at the edge of a sinister forest. But somewhere inside are cinchona trees, whose bark yields quinine: the only known treatment for malaria.
On the other side of the Pacific, the hunt for a reliable source of quinine is critical. Struggling with a terrible injury from his last mission and the strange occurrences at his family’s ruined estate, Merrick Tremayne finds himself under orders to bring back cinchona cuttings at any cost and dispatched, against his own better judgement, to Bedlam.
Francesca is a journalist and writer, whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines including the Sunday Times, Guardian, Grazia, Stylist, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Red. Her column ‘History Of The World In 100 Modern Objects’ first appeared in The Sunday Times Style magazine in 2013 and ran for two years, later becoming a title with Portico. Seven DAys of Us has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018 and was a Radio 2 Book Club pick.
A sparkling and engrossing debut Irish Times
Funny, charming and clever Refinery29
Meet the Birch Family. It’s Christmas, and they are gathering for the first time in years…
Olivia, the eldest daughter, has returned from treating an epidemic abroad and must go into quarentine for seven days. Her mother has decided it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some ‘special time’ together. Her youngest sister wholeheartedly disagrees. Her father isn’t allowed an opinion.
When no one can leave the house, seven days for the Birches feels like an eternity. Especially when they’re all harbouring secrets. One of whom is about to come knocking at their door . . .
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