Francis Spufford in Ely

Thursday 19th October

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
  • Price range £6 - 7
Image of Francis SpuffordImage of Francis Spufford

Known to many of our supporters as the author of 2016’s runaway success, Golden Hill,  Ely local  and bookshop favourite Francis Spufford is also a fascinating essayist.  True Stories: And Other Essays is his first volume of collected essays, and gathers an array of his compelling writings from the 1990s to the present.  Francis addresses questions relating to the complicated relationship between story-telling and truth-telling: how must a nonfiction writer imagine facts to bring them to life? How must a novelist create a dependable world of story, within which facts are, in fact, imaginary? Francis Spufford’s fresh observations and thought-provoking insights will make for an interesting, stimulating event.

Book places

Collect before the day £6

These specially reduced event book vouchers must be collected from the bookshop before Thursday 19th October.

Collect on the day £7

These event book vouchers can be collected at any time, including on the door of the event.

Collecting your event book voucher

As our event book vouchers have a redeemable value, we do not post them out. They are available for collection from the bookshop at any point before the event (and there is often a slight incentive with this option), or alternatively they can be collected on the door of the event.

Group bookings

If you require more than 10 places, please contact the bookshop for a group booking so that we can arrange to seat you together.

How our event book vouchers work

The full price of your voucher is an advance book deposit against a copy of the book featured at the event, which also guarantees admittance for one person. Event book vouchers are redeemable at any point up to and including the day of the event, but not afterwards.

Pricing explanation

Meeting people at the bookshop is the best part of being a bookseller, so the discounted price for collection in advance is a little incentive for you to come and visit us before the day of the event itself!

Refunds and Exchanges

In order to maintain the great value of our event book vouchers, we have to reduce administration to an absolute minimum. This means that we aren’t able to refund or exchange event book vouchers.