Spike Island

Novel WritersClaire Fuller, Our Endless Numbered Days

Date

Thursday 28 July 2016, 6.30pm

Admission

£5, £3 concessions

Event type

Talks:
Novel Writers

Listen to Claire Fuller in conversation with Bristol-based writer Sian Nushka

1976: Peggy Hillcoat is eight. She spends her summer camping with her father, playing her beloved record of The Railway Children and listening to her mother's grand piano, but her pretty life is about to change.

Her survivalist father, who has been stockpiling provisions for the end which is surely coming soon, takes her from London to a cabin in a remote European forest. There he tells Peggy the rest of the world has disappeared.

Her life is reduced to a piano which makes music but no sound, a forest where all that grows is a means of survival. And a tiny wooden hut that is Everything.

'Fuller handles the tension masterfully in this grown-up thriller of a fairytale, full of clues, questions and intrigue' The Times

Winner of the Desmond Elliott prize in 2015

Novel Writers

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books. In partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas.

In partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas.


Supported by
  • Bristol Festival of Ideas