The Little Stranger

Book author: 
Sarah Waters
Event date: 
Tue, 30/10/2012

'Sarah Waters' masterly novel is...gripping...unnerving and supremely entertaining' Hilary Mantel

After her award-winning trilogy of Victorian novels, Sarah Waters turned to the 1940s and wrote The Little Stranger, a tender and tragic novel.

Set against the backdrop of wartime Britain, The Little Stranger was shortlisted for both the Orange and the Man Booker, and went straight to number one in the bestseller chart.

In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.

Join us as we explore the ghosts of this fine novel.  The event will be held on Tuesday 30th October at 7pm.  Venue TBC.

Details of speakers and topics will appear here in due course.

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