Gerard Woodward in Bath

Thursday 8th May 2014

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Woodward’s family trilogy  – August, I’ll Go To Bed at Noon and A Curious Earth – received huge acclaim for its humour and deft characterization, and once again, Woodward brings us masterful storytelling in Vanishing – a gently comic, vividly drawn tale of war, art and sexuality.

Towards the end of the Second World War, young artist Kenneth Brill is arrested for painting landscapes near the village of Heathrow. Suspected of recording coded information on the new airfield being built there, Brill is interrogated as a spy. As the plot thickens, the question on everyone’s lips –  is Brill a hero of El Alamein or a friend of Hitler himself?