We are very excited to welcome to Corbridge the award-winning poet, book vlogger, former bookseller, and bestselling author of the ‘Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops’ series, and ‘The Bookshop Book’, Jen Campbell.
Jen’s debut short-story collection ‘The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night’ is a unique collection of twelve modern fairy tales with a dark difference…
“By turns dangerous and joyful, like walking through a mirror and discovering a world that you both recognise and have never seen before.” — Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
“These stories are weaved together like silvery fishing nets. Like shimmering, jewel-bright worlds” – Helen McClory
Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows… A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island, a boy is worried his sister has two souls, a couple are rewriting the history of the world, and mermaids are on display at the local aquarium… As a series of modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls, ‘The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night’ is an outstanding and varied collection of tales that you’ll want to read, and read again!
We hope you will join us, and Jen, on Tuesday 28th November, 7pm at Tea & Tipple for a very special evening!
Tickets are the usual £5 – which includes a glass of heart-warming mulled wine, chilled fizz or something soft. For ticket bookings call us on 01434 632931 or pop into Forum Books, 8 Market Place, Corbridge, NE45 5AW.
See you there!