Pure by Andrew Miller in Ely

Monday 13th August 2012

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7pm
  • Start time 7.30pm

Pure is about a young engineer in pre-Revolutionary Paris who has to oversee the demolition of Les Innocents, a cemetery stuffed to bursting point with decomposing bodies. It is imbued with the Revolutionary ideas that would come to fruition only a few short years later and is an unashamedly intellectual novel – but the drama, and the stench of rotting corpses, burst out of every page.