‘The Other Side of Mrs Wood’ with Lucy Barker
Tue 20 Jun 2023
7:00pm at Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, 14-15 John St, Bath, BA1 2JL
Book + Ticket gives you a free ticket with a copy of the book, all tickets include 15% off any books purchased on the night, a glass of wine, author interview, Q&A and signing.
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We are absolutely delighted to welcome Lucy Barker to Mr B’s to discuss her hotly anticipated debut novel, The Other Side of Mrs Wood. We hope you’ll join us as we chat to Lucy about this irresistible historical comedy of two rival mediums in Victorian London, already much loved by the Mr B’s team.
About the Book:
Mrs Wood is London’s most celebrated medium. She’s managed to survive decades in the competitive world of contacting the Other Side, has avoided the dreaded slips that revealed others as frauds and is still hosting packed-out seances for Victorian high society.
Yet, some of her patrons have recently cancelled their appointments. There are reports of American mediums nearly materialising full spirits and audiences are no longer satisfied with the knocking on tables and candle theatrics of years gone by. And then, at one of Mrs Wood’s routine gatherings, she hears something terrifying – faint, but unmistakable: a yawn.
Mrs Wood needs to spice up her brand. She decides to take on Emmie, a young protege, to join her show. But is Emmie Finch the naive ingenue she seems to be? Or does she pose more of a threat to Mrs Wood’s reign and, more horrifyingly, her reputation than Mrs Wood could ever have imagined?
‘I absolutely ADORED it. Charming, gorgeous, an utter delight’ Marian Keyes