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Sarah Perry: Melmoth Book Launch!

October 4, 2018 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Sarah Perry’s second novel The Essex Serpent (2016) was a number one bestseller. It was the Waterstones Book of the Year 2016, and won British Book Awards for Fiction Book of the Year, and Book of the Year (as well as the BAMB Beautiful Book Award). It was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award, International Dylan Thomas and RSL Encore prizes and longlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Wellcome and the Walter Scott prizes.

And now Sarah is back! With her incredible new novel, Melmoth…

Inspired by Charles Maturin’s forgotten gothic masterpiece Melmoth the WandererMelmoth begins in the present day, and takes its ensemble cast of characters on a spectacular journey through time. Dazzlingly inventive, terrifying and beautiful, it will make readers think deeply about the human capacity for good and evil and how often the two are intertwined. This is a novel that transcends easy categorisations of gothic or literary fiction to speak urgently to our time.

We’re very honoured to be helping Sarah launch Melmoth here in Norwich, at the fabulous Octagon Chapel on Colegate. There’ll be a reading, a Q&A, and a signing.

This really is not to be missed – and as a bonus, the £5 ticket cost can be redeemed against the book (one book per ticket).

See you there! 6:30pm start.


October 4, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Book Hive
01603 219268


The Octagon Chapel
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1BN
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01603 666636