‘Live’ In Person Event.

Join us for an evening in the company of Salley Vickers, bestselling author of The Librarian, as she talks about her new novel The Gardener.

Artist, Hassie Days, and her sister, Margot, buy a run down Jacobean house in Hope Wenlock on the Welsh Marches. While Margot continues her London life in high finance, Hassie is left alone to work the large, long-neglected garden. She is befriended by eccentric, sharp-tongued, Miss Foot, who recommends, Murat, an Albanian migrant, made to feel out of place among the locals, to help Hassie in the garden.

As she works the garden in Murat’s peaceful company, Hassie ruminates on her past life: the sibling rivalry that tainted her childhood and the love affair that left her with painful, unanswered questions.

But as she begins to explore the history of the house and the mysterious nearby wood, old hurts begin to fade as she experiences the healing power of nature and discovers other worlds.

Psychological insight and and an evocative sense of place are the hallmarks of any Salley Vickers novel. The Gardener is a beautifully observed tale of sisterhood, secrets, belonging and new beginnings. We’re delighted to welcome Salley to Booka!

Tickets: £7 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Gardener) or £17 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Gardener). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).

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