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 Book Signing: Things Don't Break On Their Own
 Book Signing: Things Don't Break On Their Own

Sat, 20 Jul


Seven Fables

Book Signing: Things Don't Break On Their Own

Join Sarah Easter Collins 'in the kitchen' at Seven Fables

Time & Location

20 Jul 2024, 11:00 – 12:00

Seven Fables, 7 The High Street, Dulverton, Exmoor, Somerset TA22 9HB, UK

About the event

Artist and writer Sarah Easter Collins lives on Exmoor, where the watery skies and ever changing colours of the landscape are a constant source of inspiration. She is surrounded by open moorland, steep wooded combes, wild ponies and a dramatic ragged coastline. In her debut novel, Things Don’t Break On Their Own, Exmoor is very much the setting for Robyn’s family home.

Published by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random house, it is one of their major lead titles of 2024 in the UK and USA.

‘A captivating, haunting, and twisty story that explores the nature of loss and trauma, and the tricks that our memories play on us. A terrific debut from a promising talent.' Karin Slaughter, New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author

In south-east London, eight people - family, friends, lovers, strangers - sit down for a dinner party that will irrevocably and dramatically change their lives.

Willa sees Laika everywhere: on buses, at parties, in busy streets. It’s been twenty-five years, and the only thing that has kept her going is her belief that her sister is alive, somewhere.

But when a dinner party conversation about childhood memories spirals out of control, a shattering revelation from one of the guests forces Willa to rethink everything she thought she knew about her past. And, out of the debris of that explosive evening, the truth of what really happened begins to emerge. Piece by piece.

‘Things Don’t Break On Their Own was born from a single line about a dinner party scribbled in the back of my 2020 diary, and I began writing the story in earnest in January 2021. It was a joy. I was waking up at four or five in the morning with lines of dialogue or even entire scenes pummelling round my head, and, unable to sleep, I would creep downstairs to write while the rest of the household slept. I did have company: my beloved ancient lurcher, Siddley, who stayed by my side from the very first word to the last.’

Things Don’t Break On Their Own will be available to purchase on the day, and Sarah will happily sign and dedicate copies.

If you wish to pre-order copies of Things Don’t Break On Their Own please call 01398 324457 or e-mail

Sarah will be joining our Walking Book Club in the afternoon for a more in-depth discussion. Tickets and booking details may be found on our website here 

*The morning book signing is free and there is no need to book.

We look forward to you joining us.

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