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Helen Cullen on The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually in Bath

Tuesday 15th September

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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‘I devoured this, falling in love with the setting and with every character – and when I reached the end, I wept. It is just glorious. A sweeping family safe and, at the same time, a close-up on the everyday beautiful details that make up love’ Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths.

Sometimes an author is destined to become the next literary sensation, and we booksellers feel the magnitude of their incoming star power as it rumbles through the book world. Helen Cullen is such an author, and we are delighted to introduce you to her in our beautiful bookshop.

On an island off the west coast of Ireland, the Moone family gather, only to be shattered by tragedy. Murtagh Moone is a potter and devoted husband to Maeve, an actor struggling with her most challenging role yet as mother to their four children. Now Murtagh must hold his family close as we bear witness to their story before that night.

We return to the day Maeve and Murtagh meet, outside Trinity College in Dublin, and watch how one love story gives rise to another. As the Moone children learn who their parents truly are, we journey onwards with them to a future that none of the Moones could predict.

Except perhaps Maeve herself.

The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually is a celebration of the complex, flawed and stubbornly optimistic human heart.