Events

Events

Events

A fully up to date listing of where you can meet Portobello Books authors in the coming months.

August

23/08/2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Gwendoline Riley at Golden Hare Books
Gwendoline Riley's novel First Love blew us away with its combination of tenderness and cruelty, detachment and love, and of course with its exquisitely crafted prose - which is why we're overjoyed to be able to welcome Gwendoline to the bookshop to read from and discuss what we're sure you'll agree is one of the standout novels of 2017. About the book Neve is a writer in her mid-30s married to an older man, Edwyn. For now they are in a place of relative peace, but their past battles have left scars. As Neve recalls the decisions that led her to this marriage, she tells of other loves and other debts, from her bullying father and her self-involved mother to a musician who played her and a series of lonely flights from place to place. Drawing the reader into the battleground of her relationship, Neve spins a story of helplessness and hostility, an ongoing conflict in which both husband and wife have played a part. But is this, nonetheless, also a story of love? About the author Gwendoline Riley © Adrian Lourie/Writer Pictures Gwendoline Riley is the author of the novels Cold Water, Sick Notes, Joshua Spassky and Opposed Positions. Her writing has won a Betty Trask Award and a Somerset Maugham Award, and has been shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. First Love was shortlisted for the 2017 Bailey's Prize
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AQ



 
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