Take Nothing With You with special guest author Patrick Gale
Thu 30 Aug 2018
7:00pm at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HN
Ticket includes author interview, a glass of wine and 15% off all books on the night. If you're purchasing a student ticket, please bring student ID to the event.
We can never resist the offer of a visit from bestselling author, Patrick Gale! Back to tread the boards of the bibliotherapy room for a record-breaking 4th time (not to mention his various pop-up appearances at our Bookshop Band gigs over the years), this summer Patrick will introduce to us his brand new bittersweet comedy about resilience and survival. “Take Nothing With You” is the conflicted story of Londoner of leisure, Eustace who realises his hopeless love for a man he has never met on the same week that he discovers that he has thyroid cancer. As he undergoes therapy for his illness, he remembers his eccentric childhood and adolescence and how the life of his family was transformed by a decision to attend a cello concert…
After a brief departure to the early 20th century Canadian prairies in “A Place Called Winter”, “Take Nothing With You” returns to the English landscapes that fans of Patrick’s writing know so well. This time, Patrick steals us away from his homeland Cornwall (the setting of his hugely successful “Notes from an Exhibition” and moving tale of a bookseller “Rough Music”) to Weston-Super-Mare, where on a recent visit to read in the library, he was struck by what a strange and melancholy place it would be to grow up in.
Join us for an evening with this brilliant, big-name British writer.