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Local author James Wilson in conversation with Anna Power 11th June 7pm at Rye Books!

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Thursday 11th June, 7pm at Rye Books

Local author James Wilson will be in conversation with literary agent Anna Power discussing his new novel ?Summer Of Broken Stories?, a powerful novel of friendship, rebellion and betrayal.

England, 1950s. While out playing in the woods, ten-year-old Mark meets a man living in an old railway carriage. Despite his wild appearance, the stranger, who introduces himself as Aubrey Hillyard, is captivating ? an irreverent outsider who is shunned by Mark?s fellow villagers, and a writer to boot. Aubrey encourages Mark to tell stories about his own make-believe world, and in return he informs the boy about a novel he is writing ? a work of ominous science fiction.

As the meddling villagers plot to drive Aubrey out, Mark finds himself caught between two worlds ? yet convinced that he must help Aubrey prevail at any cost. Dealing with powerful themes of friendship, rebellion and betrayal, The Summer of Broken Stories is James Wilson?s long-awaited new novel.

?Wilson has a gifted, original voice.? The Daily Telegraph

?This book is so subtle, so moving, so intelligent ? it does knock spots off almost everything else around.? Derek Beaven, author of Acts of Mutiny.

Born in Cambridge and educated at Oxford, James Wilson now lives in London and Normandy. He is the author of four acclaimed novels ? The Dark Clue, The Bastard Boy, The Woman in the Picture and Consolation ? as well as a work of narrative non-fiction, The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America.

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Free event, Please join us to discuss a brilliant book by a very talented local author.

cake and wine will be also be available.

best wishes,

all at Rye Books


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