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Tom Cox: Candlelit crypt talk to launch ‘Help the Witch’

October 24, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tom Cox is a Sunday Times bestselling author who used to live in Norwich. He’s written nine books so far. You’ve probably heard of his fabulous book, 21st Century Yokel – not quite a nature book, not quite a humour book, not quite a family memoir, not quite folklore, not quite social history, not quite a collection of essays, but a bit of all six. And described as a “rich and glorious rural brew” by The Guardian.
Well, now Tom is back – with a creepy new book called Help the Witch (it’s a collection of short stories, in fact). Here’s the blurb…

Inspired by our native landscapes, saturated by the shadows beneath trees and behind doors, listening to the run of water and half-heard voices, Tom Cox’s first collection of short stories is a series of evocative and unsettling trips into worlds previously visited by the likes of M. R. James and E. F. Benson.

Railway tunnels, the lanes and hills of the Peak District, family homes, old stones, shreds fluttering on barbed wire, night drawing in, something that might be an animal shifting on the other side of a hedge: Tom has drawn on his life-long love of weird fiction, folklore and nature’s unregarded corners to write a collection of stories that will delight fans old and new, and leave them very uneasy about turning the reading lamp off.

To celebrate, Tom is coming back to Norwich… but he won’t be doing a normal launch… There won’t be a reading as such – more a candlelit talk about ghosts, ghoulies, and all kinds of spell-binding supernatural stuff! And it’s all happening in the suitably atmospheric haunted crypt at The Louis Marchesi (conveniently near some plague pits)… Perfect in the run up to Halloween…
7pm start. The £5 ticket cost can be redeemed against Tom’s new book (one book per ticket).


October 24, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Book Hive
01603 219268


The Louis Marchesi
17 St. George Tombland
Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom
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01603 763099