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Christ Church Centre

Probably On The Edge Of Nothing: Lauren Bravo & Sarah Turner in conversation with Eleanor Tucker

Tickets £5-20 This is a live, in-person event. Location: Christ Church Centre Lauren Bravo and Sarah Turner join Eleanor Tucker to talk about their ferociously funny and hilarious new novels, Probably Nothing and On the Edge - exploring the topics of love, loss and family relationships.

Probably On The Edge Of Nothing: Lauren Bravo & Sarah Turner in conversation with Eleanor Tucker
Probably On The Edge Of Nothing: Lauren Bravo & Sarah Turner in conversation with Eleanor Tucker

Time & Location

18 Jul 2024, 19:00 – 20:30 BST

Christ Church Centre, 6a Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DD, UK

About The Event

Tickets £5-20

This is a live, in-person event.

Location: Christ Church Centre

Lauren Bravo and Sarah Turner join Eleanor Tucker to talk about their ferociously funny and hilarious new novels, Probably Nothing and On the Edge. Peppered with heart-wrenching moments and irresistible wit, both books explore the topics of love, loss and family relationships, while trying to navigate your own life. 

About the books

Probably Nothing by Lauren Bravo

Bryony doesn't actually mind being single. So she doesn't understand why she keeps seeing (ok, sleeping with) Ed, who is perfectly fine, but also only okay. After developing the ick on their fifth date, she resolves to end things – only to receive a call the next day telling her Ed has died. 

Worse yet, he seems to have represented her to his family and friends as his great love. Obviously, it would be cruel to correct them. Then she's invited to the funeral. It would be equally rude to refuse... right?

Before she knows it, Bryony has been drawn in by the charisma and chaos of Ed's eccentric family and tangled in a web of her own lies. She's been guilted into signing up to his sister's pyramid scheme, she's in far too deep with several of his nearest and dearest – and to make matters worse she's experiencing a lot of physical symptoms that are becoming harder and harder to ignore…

Probably Nothing is the answer to just how far sheer awkwardness can take someone, andexplores the relatable modern cults of wellness and people-pleasing, and digs into the eternal dilemma: life is short – so should you settle for perfectly fine?

On the Edge by Sarah Turner

Joni has always felt like an outsider in her blended family.

She adored her childhood with mum and dad as their little unit of three. But when her mum passed away and her dad remarried shortly after, Joni’s world was shattered. As an adult she’s done all she can to avoid being part of the Ashford-Clyde clan. The only person she’s remained close to is her beloved Nana.

But when Nana dies, Joni is thrown back into their orbit.

Nana leaves behind something unexpected: an itinerary of pre-arranged activities for the whole family to complete over the course of a week. After years of trying but failing to bring Joni back into the fold, this appears to be Nana’s parting shot. After all, nothing says ‘family bonding’ quite like abseiling and ballroom dancing.

Why does she have to deal with this now?

With marriage and kids on the horizon, the life Joni’s always dreamed of is finally within touching distance. The last thing she wants to do is revisit the past.

But Joni’s about to discover that a lot can happen in seven days. Nana’s Week of Fun is about to change everything…

About the author

Lauren Bravo is an author, journalist and lifelong hypochondriac who has written about fashion, popular culture, food and feminism for titles including Grazia, Stylist, Vogue and Sunday Times Style. Her debut novel, Preloved, was named one of Red's best books of 2023. She lives in London with her husband and daughter. Her non-fiction books include What Would the Spice Girls Do? and How To Break Up With Fast Fashion.

Sarah Turner lives in Devon with her husband, three sons and Frank the cat. After graduating with first-class honours in Philosophy from the University of Exeter, she dabbled in careers in finance and higher education before a ‘warts and all’ parenting blog she’d started in order to let off steam gathered unexpected momentum and writing became her full-time job. She has since written four Sunday Times bestsellers: The Unmumsy Mum, The Unmumsy Mum Diary, The Unmumsy Mum A-Z and her first novel, Stepping Up, which was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick in 2023.

Tickets

  • Event Entry

    With this ticket you will receive: - Event entry for one individual

    £5.00
  • Probably Nothing + Ticket

    With this ticket you will receive: - Event entry for one individual - 1 copy of 'Probably Nothing' by Lauren Bravo.

    £20.00
  • On The Edge + Ticket

    With this ticket you will receive: - Event entry for one individual - 1 copy of 'On The Edge' by Sarah Turner.

    £16.99

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