Wednesday 12th February 2020
Topping & Company Booksellers of Ely, 9 High Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4LJ
“Superb … this beautifully written, angry, unflinching and unforgettable novel” Financial Times
In 1815, a volcanic eruption in Indonesia brings ash and ice, ushering in strange storms and political turmoil. The old ways disappear and there is a hunger for justice and equality. The Year Without Summer is a worldwide canvas peopled by passionate individuals who long for a better future, each one brought to life in vivid, heartbreaking detail.
Close to home, the Fen Riots are brought into sharp focus with pinpoint writing and intense imagery, just part of a dynamic work from a captivating storyteller.
Guinevere Glasfurd’s debut novel The Words in My Hand was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa First Novel Award and Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and was longlisted in France for the Prix du Roman FNAC. We’re delighted to welcome Guinevere to Toppings in Ely for a thought-provoking and enthralling evening.