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St Peter’s Church Ely

April 2019

Kate Clanchy in Ely

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kate Clanchy has taught in state schools for nearly thirty years. 'Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me' is an extraordinary memoir, detailing a life’s work spent teaching in a national institution. This book is made up of stories; stories of the children she’s taught, some of the teachers she’s worked with and some of the lessons she’s learned along the way. 'Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me' paints a vivid picture of school life…

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Ali Smith in Ely

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

From the bestselling author of 'Autumn' and 'Winter', as well as the Baileys Prize-winning 'How to be Both', comes the next instalment in the remarkable, once-in-a-generation masterpiece, the Seasonal Quartet. What unites Katherine Mansfield, Charlie Chaplin, Shakespeare, Rilke, Beethoven, Brexit, the present, the past, the north, the south, the east, the west, a man mourning lost times, a woman trapped in modern times? Spring. The great connective. With an eye to the migrancy of story over time, and riffing on…

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May 2019

Erin Kelly in Ely

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

From Erin Kelly, best-selling author of 'Broadchurch' and 'He Said/She Said' comes the gripping new suspense novel 'Stone Mothers'. Marianne grew up in the shadow of the Stone Mother, the old asylum which still haunts her dreams. She was seventeen when she fled the town, her family, her boyfriend Jesse and the body they buried. Now, forced to return, she can feel the past closing around her. And Jesse, who never forgave her for leaving, is finally threatening to expose…

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Victoria Hislop in Ely

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Athens 1941. After decades of political uncertainty, Greece is polarised between left and right when the Germans invade. Fifteen-year-old Themis comes from a family divided by these political differences, differences deepened by the German invasion. She watches friends die in the ensuing famine and is moved to commit acts of resistance. In the civil war that follows, Themis joins the Communist army, where she experiences the extremes of love and hatred and the paradoxes presented by a war in which…

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