The Corset with special guest author Laura Purcell
Thu 08 Nov 2018
7:00pm at Mr B's
Ticket includes author interview, book signing, a glass of wine and 15% off all books on the night. If you are purchasing a student ticket please bring student ID with you on the night.
The team at Mr B‘s are starting to feel Autumn drawing closer, so we couldn’t resist the chance to have Laura Purcell talk about her unnerving and mysterious new book “The Corset” – perfect for the long, dark nights ahead.
Laura masterfully brings to life the gothic Victorian setting of Oakgate Prison, where the wealthy Dorothea Truelove is indulging her interest in phrenology – the study of how a person’s skull shape relates to their criminal persuasions. Here she meets the young Ruth Butterham – a poor seamstress awaiting trial for murder. Ruth’s abilities appear to stretch beyond needlework however, and her her crimes may not be what they first appeared. Will Dorothea’s unshaking belief in the rational finally be pushed beyond its limits?
Not only has Laura’s first novel for Raven Books “The Silent Companions” already found two major fans in our booksellers Amy and Lottie, but it has attracted extensive praise, featuring in both the Zoe Ball and Radio 2 Book Clubs. In addition to these, Laura has also written two historical fiction novels about the Hanoverian monarchs.
Laced with tense atmosphere and a chilling setting, “The Corset” delivers another stroke of genius from an author who is already making a name for herself as a master in the field of gothic horror.
Tickets £6 or £5 for students. Ticket price includes author interview and book-signing, a glass of wine and 15% off all books on the night.