Join us for an evening of novel conversation and contemporary feminist fiction as bestselling authors Jo Baker and Anna Hope discuss their latest novels.

From Jo Baker, bestselling author of ‘Longbourn’ comes a dark, thrilling new novel – ‘The Body Lies’: a work of riveting suspense that grapples with how to live as a woman in the world – or in the pages of a book – when the stakes are dangerously high and the relationship between a creative writing school tutor and a student goes tragically wrong.

‘Expectation’ by Anna Hope is a novel of the highs and lows of friendship – how it can dip, dive and rise again. It is also about finding your way: as a mother, a daughter, a wife, a rebel. Most of all, it explores that liminal space between expectation and reality, the place – full of dreams, desires and pain – in which we all live our lives. Anna is the bestselling author ‘Wake’.

Both novels handle issues around feminism, the woman’s experience, societal and moral influences and pressures. For Jo and Anna they also mark a move away from historical fiction to the contemporary landscape. We’re delighted to welcome them to Booka for what should be a great event.

Tickets: £5 (redeemable against a signed copy of either book). Includes a glass of wine / soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).