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An evening with Tommy Wieringa

Join us on the 6th October for an event with the superb Dutch novelist Tommy Wieringa. One of his recent books was the much celebrated Joe Speedboat which was a firm favourite with customers at The Book Hive, and another novel, Little Caesar, was set on the East Anglian coast. His latest novel to be translated into English is A Beautiful Young Wife:

'He had never married and had never been with one woman for long; he had always remained a collector of first times.' Edward Landauer, a brilliant microbiologist in his forties, meets a beautiful young woman. She is the love of his life, and when the two marry in France, Edward is the happiest man in the world. At first, Ruth Walta appears to represent a victory over time, but even she cannot stop him growing older. After the birth of their long-awaited son, the 'happiness, delicate like filigree' turns into something new, and Edward no longer recognises his great romance nor the woman who induced it. 

And here is an excellent review to whet your appetite...

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/31/a-beautiful-young-wife-tommy-wieringa-review

Tommy is over from Holland doing only a few UK dates - so be sure not to miss him here!!