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July - Things Don't Break On Their Own
July - Things Don't Break On Their Own

Sat, 20 Jul

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Seven Fables

July - Things Don't Break On Their Own

Join author & artist Sarah Easter Collins for a walk & talk in the woods of Exmoor...

Time & Location

20 Jul 2024, 14:00 – 16:30

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

About the event

Author & artist Sarah Easter Collins lives on Exmoor, where the watery skies and ever changing colours of the landscape are a constant source of inspiration for her. 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.’

There will be an opportunity to have your copy of Things Don't Break on Their Own following our conversation in the woods with Sarah.

A level of walking fitness is required, please dress appropriately and do bring a blanket or cushion to sit on - we walk in all weathers.

We look forward to walking with you in July...

If you are unable to attend the walk and talk there will be an oppportunty to meet Sarah in the morning at Seven Fables, details here

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

*SORRY NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS PARTICULAR EVENT

Tickets

  • OPTION A - Walk & Talk Only

    Sale ends: 17 Jul, 19:00

    Walk & Talk Only - In the event of Seven Fables cancelling this event you will be entitled to a full refund. If you are unable to attend please kindly inform us, refunds will only be issued if notified 7 full days prior to the event.

    £12.00
  • OPTION B - Walk & Talk & Book

    Sale ends: 17 Jul, 19:00

    Walk & Talk, plus a copy of Things Don't Break On Their Own (RRP £16.99 HB) If you require delivery please choose Option C *Please note there is only a partial refund of £7.00 if this event is cancelled. If you are unable to attend please kindly inform us, refunds will only be issued if notified 7 full days prior to the event.

    £24.00
  • OPTION C - Includes Delivery

    Sale ends: 17 Jul, 19:00

    Walk & Talk, plus a copy of Things Don't Break On Their Own (RRP £16.99 HB) delivered to your door. Postage is charged @£4.00 per order - if ordering more than one copy for delivery please select Option B for second/third guest. *Please note there is only a partial refund of £7.00 if this event is cancelled.

    £28.00

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