Talk: An Evening with Tracy Chevalier

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2 October 2019
Watts Gallery

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An Evening with Tracy Chevalier
Wednesday 2 October
Doors open 6.30pm
Talk begins 7pm
£20 | Friends £18


Join us in the historic setting of the Watts Gallery for an intimate evening with international best-selling author, Tracy Chevalier - whose novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999), has sold over five million copies and been made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth.

Just 4 weeks after its publication hear Tracy in one of her first discussions about her latest novel, A Single Thread (2019), which tells the moving story of Violet Speedwell, following the death of her fiancé and brother in the First World War. Leaving her mother's home, Violet moves to Winchester and becomes involved with a local society of broderers - women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral. She is soon entwined in their lives and secrets and, as the threat of a second Great War looms on the horizon, she begins to collect a few secrets of her own.

The event will include audiences questions, at the of the talk. Books for sale. Includes a book signing.

Did you know…

When writing her novels Tracy prefers a sofa to a desk, writing longhand (later typing up) and almost always in blue ink… You can find out more on the biography section of Tracy's website.

Image: Tracy Chevalier, photographer Jonathan Drori

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'I loved it. So compelling and warm and subtle, and very moving' Bridget Collins, author of The Binding

'Deeply touching … careful, beautiful' Louisa Young, author of My Dear I Wanted To Tell You

'I enjoyed A Single Thread enormously. Tracy Chevalier wonderfully evokes the social climate of the nineteen thirties – this is the intriguing story of a young woman facing the conventions and prejudices of the day, told with a wealth of detail and narrative intensity' Penelope Lively

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