Join us for a gripping Book Club where we will be joined by acclaimed fiction authors, Catriona Ward and Emma Flint.
Haunting, evocative and inspired by true events, our authors will take us on a thrilling journey as they reveal the inspiration behind their new novels and the influences that have shaped their formidable writing careers.
An audience Q&A will follow the main talk and there will be an opportunity to purchase copies of the book, signed by the authors.
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.
We recommend you arrive early as 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
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.
Catriona Ward was born in Washington, DC and grew up in the US, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen, and Morocco. She has won Best Horror Novel at the British Fantasy Awards three times and has also received the Shirley Jackson Award. Her third novel, The Last House on Needless Street, was a Times bestseller, an Observer Thriller of the Month, and was chosen for BBC2’s Between the Covers Book Club with Sara Cox and the Richard & Judy Book Club.
Looking Glass Sound
Catriona’s stunning new thriller, Looking Glass Sound, tells the story of Wilder Harlow who is writing the story of his childhood and the killer that stalked his small New England town. Of the body they found, and of Sky, Wilder’s one-time best friend, who stole his unfinished memoir and turned it into a lurid bestselling novel
But as Wilder writes, the lines between memory and the present blur. He fears he’s losing his grip on reality when he finds notes hidden around the cottage written in Sky’s signature green ink. Wilder begins to wonder: is he writing the book, or is the book writing him?
“Numerous twists to shock and surprise” The Times
Emma Flint’s first novel, Little Deaths, was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, for the Desmond Elliott Prize, for the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award, and for The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize. Since childhood, Emma has read reports of real-life crimes, and over the years has developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of murder cases and notorious historical figures, as well as a fascination with unconventional women – past, present, and fictional.
The Other Women
Based on a real-life murder that took place just after the Great War, Emma’s second, much anticipated novel, The Other Women, tells the mesmerising story of two women’s lives and the fatal love triangle that consumed them.
“Inspired by true events, this thrilling suspense story will make you question your loyalties at every turn” Harper’s Bazaar