Patrick Gale is undeniably one of this country’s best loved novelists whose works, including The Whole Day Through and Notes From an Exhibition, are brimming with warmth, wit and passion.
Join us for coffee & cake with Patrick as he discusses his new book A Place Called Winter, an epic and intimate journey of self-discovery based on a real life mystery from the Gale family.
Shy Harry Cane’s life has been a muted existence, where he has followed convention at every step. Even his involvement in an illicit affair seems to cause no change to his routine, until the threat of discovery and arrest force him to abandon everything he holds dear and in desperation he emigrates to the newly colonised and remote Canadian prairies. Here, in this desolate and unforgiving territory, his fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength beyond anything he has ever known.