Book groups and individuals informally discuss with Patrick Gale his novel A Place Called Winter. Set in Edwardian England and the newly colonized Canadian prairies, it is a journey of self-discovery loosely based on a real life family mystery; a novel of secrets, sexuality and ultimately, of great love.
Patrick Gale spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester before going to Oxford University. He now lives on a farm near Land’s End in Cornwall. His fifteen novels include A Perfectly Good Man and Notes From an Exhibition – both of which were Richard and Judy Book Club Selections. www.galewarning.org
Read ahead: Hardback available from The Borzoi Bookshop at the specially reduced rate of £12.99 (rrp £16.99). Tel: 01451 830268 www.borzoibookshop.co.uk
With thanks to Toke’s Food and Drink Tel: 01386 849345 www.tokesfoodanddrink.co.uk
This event is sponsored by Neil and Julie Hargreaves: Eight Bells 01386 841699 www.eightbellsinn.co.uk