Join us for an evening in the company of Ruth Hogan, the bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things, as she talks about her new novel The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes.

Masha’s life has stopped. Once a spirited, independent woman with a rebellious streak, her life has been forever changed by a tragic event twelve years ago. Unable to let go of her grief, she finds solace in the silent company of the souls of her local Victorian cemetery and at the town’s lido, where she seeks refuge underwater – safe from the noise and the pain.
But a chance encounter with two extraordinary women – the fabulous and wise Kitty Muriel, a convent girl-turned-magician’s wife-turned-seventy-something-roller-disco-fanatic, and the mysterious Sally Red Shoes, a bag lady with a prodigious voice – opens up a new world of possibilities, and the chance to start living again. But just as Masha dares to imagine the future, the past comes roaring back …

We’re huge fans of The Keeper of Lost Things, which has been a big ‘word of mouth’ hit. Like her bestselling debut, Ruth’s second novel is another irresistible read, introducing a new cast of wonderful characters, both ordinary and charmingly eccentric, who guide us through a moving exploration of the simple human connections that make life worth living.

Tickets: £6 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes) Includes a glass of wine/soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).