‘Live’ In-Person Event.

Join us for an evening in the company of highly acclaimed author Sarah Moss as she talks about her new novel, The Fell, an incredibly tense and darkly funny novel set during the November lockdown.

At dusk on a November evening in 2020 a woman slips out of her garden gate and turns up the hill. Kate is in the middle of a two week quarantine period, but she just can’t take it anymore – the closeness of the air in her small house, the confinement. And anyway, the moor will be deserted at this time. Nobody need ever know.

But Kate’s neighbour Alice sees her leaving and Matt, Kate’s son, soon realizes she’s missing. And Kate, who planned only a quick solitary walk – a breath of open air – falls and badly injures herself. What began as a furtive walk has turned into a mountain rescue operation…

Unbearably suspenseful, witty and wise, The Fell asks probing questions about the place the world has become since March 2020, and the place it was before. Sarah Moss’s novel is a story about compassion and kindness and what we must do to survive, and it will move you to tears.

Sarah Moss is the author of eight novels including the Sunday Times top ten bestseller Summerwater, and Ghost Wall, which was longlisted for the Women’s Prize. She has also written a memoir of her year living in Iceland. We’re big fans of Sarah’s writing and The Fell is our Book of the Month for November. We are delighted to welcome her to Oswestry during the week of publication as she launches her latest literary gem!

Tickets: £7 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Fell) or £15 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Fell). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).