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Fri, 16 Sept

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Christ Church Centre

Still Water: Rebecca Pert in conversation with Eleanor Updale

Tickets: £5-£14.99. Location: Christ Church Centre, 6A Morningside Road, EH10 4DD. This is a live, in-person event. Writer Rebecca Pert joins chair Eleanor Updale to discuss her award-winning debut novel, 'Still Water' - set between The Shetland Islands and Devon, from 1970s to modern day.

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Still Water: Rebecca Pert in conversation with Eleanor Updale
Still Water: Rebecca Pert in conversation with Eleanor Updale

Time & Location

16 Sept 2022, 19:00 – 20:30 BST

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

About The Event

Tickets: £5-£14.99.

Location: Christ Church Centre, 6A Morningside Road, EH10 4DD.

This is a live, in-person event.

Writer Rebecca Pert joins us to discuss her award-winning debut novel, Still Water.  Set between The Shetland Islands and Devon, from 1970s to modern day, Still Water is an addictive, atmospheric and beautifully written story of trauma, grief and redemption. Rebecca will be in conversation with fellow author and broadcaster Eleanor Updale.

About The Book:

When Jane Douglas returns to the Shetland Islands, she thinks she has escaped the dark shadows of her childhood. She carves out a simple life on the bleak, windswept island, working at the salmon fishery and spending quiet evenings at home. And for the first time in her life, she’s happy.

Then the body of Jane’s long-missing mother is found in a flooded quarry. Her mother disappeared when Jane was a teenager, following the death of Jane’s baby brother. Jane has spent her life running from her past, living in fear that she has inherited her mother’s demons. Now, Jane must face what actually happened on that fateful, tragic day twenty years ago…

About The Author:

Rebecca Pert is a bright new voice in literary fiction, and Still Water is the winner of the Cheltenham Literary Festival’s First Novel Award. Her poetry and flash fiction has appeared in Mslexia, Reflex Fiction, Cactus Heart Magazine, and Catweazle Magazine. Her non-fiction writing has featured in The Guardian and the Journal of American, British and Canadian Studies. She holds an MA in the Teaching and Practice of Creative Writing from Cardiff University.

About Our Chair:

Award-winning author, Eleanor Updale has been writing books since the turn of the century. Before that, she worked in radio and television: mainly on news programmes including The World at One and Newsnight. She is a governor of the children's charity, Coram, and a member of the Clinical Ethics Committee at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She also has a PhD in History. 

Tickets

  • Event Entry

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    £5.00
  • Book + Event Entry

    With this ticket you will receive a copy of 'Still Water' and event entry for one individual.

    £14.99

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