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Wednesday, 09 July 2014 10:39

22.7.2014 - VIXEN BOOK LAUNCH - Liverpool

Rosie Garland - author of 'The Palace of Curiosities' - will be launching her brand new novel 'Vixen' here at News from Nowhere.

News From Nowhere,
96 Bold Street,
Liverpool L1 4HY
Phone on 0151 708 7270
Time – 7pm
This is a free event - all welcome!

Rosie is an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing in Goth band The March Violets through touring with the Subversive Stitch exhibition in the 90s, to her current incarnation as cabaret chanteuse, incomparable compere and electrifying poet. She has published five solo collections of poetry and her debut novel, The Palace of Curiosities won Book of the Year in the Co-op Respect Awards 2013 and was long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize.

DEVON, 1349
In Brauntone, where seagulls screech across the fields and the wind has a mind to change, Father Thomas arrives as the new priest. Determined to impress his congregation, he quells fears of the coming pestilence with promises of protection.
For Anne, the priest's arrival is an opportunity. Convinced a grand fate awaits, she moves in as Thomas's housekeeper, though hopeful of more. But his home is a place without love or kindness.
Meanwhile, a strange mute Maid is dancing with Death through the forest. She is discovered, washed up in the marshes, and taken in by Anne. Their friendship is to give Anne the chance of a happiness she thought she'd never know.
But soon the plague strikes Brauntone, spreading panic. And as the villagers' fear turns to anger, Thomas must sacrifice anything to restore their faith in him.

Click to go to News From Nowhere site

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:21

19.5.2013 - WOW Literature Festival, Liverpool

'The Palace of Curiosities' novel launch

Rosie Garland & The Palace of Curiosities theatre troupe

  • Roll up! Roll up! Listen to Rosie Garland read from her luminous and bewitching novel, hailed by Sarah Waters as 'A jewel-box of a novel'! Marvel at the delights in the Victorian cabinet of mysteries!

19 May 2013

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St George's Hall
St George's Place, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 1JJ

Rosie Garland launches her debut novel The Palace of Curiosities, hailed by Sarah Waters as 'a jewel-box of a novel', joined by a circus troupe who will dazzle and amaze.

The circus troupe, also called, The Palace of Curiosities brings a touch of mystery and excitement. Their fabulously inventive props and razor sharp wit entertain audiences of all ages.

Featured in Catherine Jones's top 10 picks of what to see during the literature festival! (Liverpool Echo, 23.4.2013)


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