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Sarah Perry in Ely

Thursday 7th July 2016

  • Venue Ely Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely, CB7 4ZH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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Sarah Perry’s second novel, The Essex Serpent, has captivated those of us who have read it. Set against a vividly drawn backdrop of Victorian London and Essex, it is the story of  Cora Seaborne, an educated and fiercely independent widow and William Ransome, an  enlightened vicar whose parish is a small village on the Essex coast. It  explodes with the conflicts of science and religion that lit up the era, and still resonate today. A joyous, generous and beguiling narrative, suffused with understated wisdom, which reads like a great Victorian novel and will stay with you long after you finish.  An unmissable opportunity to hear a novelist who with her second book has already established herself as one of the finest novelists writing today.