David Miller in Bath

Tuesday 22nd March 2011

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm

August 1924. John Conrad arrives at his parents’ country house to celebrate his birthday with his family. As various guests converge, John ‘s father, Joseph Conrad, collapses.

Today is a remarkable debut novel, an investigation of bereavement, family and Englishness, beautiful in its understatement and profound in its psychological acuity.

“David Miller’s quiet, subtle novel is not merely a story about Conrad and a tribute to Conrad. It is a Conradian achievement in itself. A wonderful piece of fiction. Moving and revelatory”  – A.N. Wilson