As the sun sets, enjoy a Victorian ghost story featuring a small cruel act, a mysterious bargain, and unravelling, terrible consequences.
Acclaimed author Diane Setterfield, who describes herself as ‘a reader first, a writer second’, reads from her second novel,Bellman & Black and talks about its creation. Setterfield’s bestselling novel The Thirteenth Tale was a number one bestseller in the New York Times hardback fiction list and was recently adapted into a BBC film starring Olivia Coleman and Vanessa Redgrave.
Event runs: c. 45 mins
“Setterfield proves a mistress of the craft of storytelling and her musings about the pleasures of reading are beguiling” The Guardian
Bellman & Black is a part of The Lives Of Great Women Writers: A Literary Festival In A Day
A day of literary events in honour of great women writers. Renowned biographer Dame Hermione Lee turns her attention to Penelope Fitzgerald; we hear from the Costa Biography Prize winning team behind Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes; Samantha Ellis helps us re-visit our literary heroines and bestselling novelists Diane Setterfield and Raffaella Barker discuss their work.
Tickets £6 per event or £20 for a day ticket