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An Evening with Liz Hyder Event Ticket


Thursday 10th November, 7pm
Cakes and Ale cafe
Tickets: £12 (include a drink and a copy of The Gifts)

Join Bookends for an evening with author Liz Hyder as she discusses her debut historical fiction novel The Gifts, a gripping and ambitious novel exploring women’s lives in Victorian England.

October 1840. A young woman staggers alone through a forest in Shropshire as a huge pair of impossible wings rip themselves from her shoulders.

Meanwhile, when rumours of a ‘fallen angel’ cause a frenzy across London, a surgeon desperate for fame and fortune finds himself in the grips of a dangerous obsession, one that will place the women he seeks in the most terrible danger . . .

THE GIFTS is the astonishing debut adult novel from the lauded author of BEARMOUTH. A gripping and ambitious book told through five different perspectives and set against the luminous backdrop of nineteenth century London, it explores science, nature and religion, enlightenment, the role of women in society and the dark danger of ambition.