An Evening with Abigail Dean - St Helen's Enterprises
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We welcome the multi-award-winning author of Girl A, Abigail Dean, to our April Book Club. Abigail will showcase her new novel, Day One, and will be interviewed about her writing career and what inspired her to craft her latest work by our fantastic host for the evening, Joe Haddow.


Day One is a tender, heartbreaking novel about community, tragedy, and the lasting power of love. 


There will be an opportunity for an audience Q&A and copies of the book will be available to buy and have signed by Abigail on the night.


Joe Haddow returns as our fantastic Book Club host for the evening. Joe is an author and broadcaster; he runs the Radio 2 Book Club, chairs literary events across the country and is the host of the popular Book Off! Podcast. 


Early arrival is recommended. Pre-drinks and refreshments will be available to purchase on the night from 7pm. No pre-reading is required – just book your ticket and come along.


Ticket price: £15.00


Abigail Dean

Abigail Dean was born in Manchester and grew up in the Peak District. She graduated from Cambridge with a Double First in English. Formerly a Waterstones bookseller, she spent five years as a lawyer in London and took the summer of 2018 off to work on her debut novel, Girl A, ahead of her thirtieth birthday.

Girl A was published in hardback in January 2021 and became an instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, also topping the charts in Ireland and Australia. It reached #1 in the UK Kindle charts. The
paperback spent eight weeks in the Sunday Times top ten. The novel has been acquired in 36 territories, and television/film rights have been sold to Sony with Johan Renck, director of Chernobyl, attached.


Day One 

Stonesmere will never be the same again… A village hall, a primary school play, a beautiful Lake District town. Into this idyllic scene steps a lone gunman whose actions set off a train of events that will have devastating consequences for the close-knit community of Stonesmere.


“Psychologically astute, written with flair” Sunday Times


“Superb. Authentic, humane and full of hope” Guardian


“Astonishingly good.” Observer


Every ticket counts! At St Helen’s, everything we do is designed to enable pupils to become the best possible version of themselves. The funds raised from this event will support our ambitious Bursary and Scholarship programme; continuing our commitment to widening access to an exceptional education to all prospective pupils, irrespective of financial means or social circumstances.


Books are available for purchase on the night, in association with Chorleywood Bookshop.

Wed 24 Apr


St Helen’s School 7:00pm