Please join us to celebrate publication of Esther Freud’s new novel, I Couldn’t Love You More, on Thursday 3 June. We have long been fans of her books and this one is garnering brillant early reviews…

‘I love this book. It feels like the novel Esther Freud has been waiting to write her whole life.’ – Amanda Craig

‘I read it non-stop through the night, finding myself simultaneously uplifted and wrung out by the emotional power of the story and by its ambitious social and historical range.’ – Barbara Trapido

Rosaleen is still a teenager, in the early Sixties, when she meets the famous sculptor Felix Lichtman. Felix is dangerous, bohemian, everything she dreamed of in the cold nights at her Catholic boarding school. And at first their life together is glitteringly romantic. But it’s not long before Rosaleen finds herself fearfully alone. She seeks help from the only source she knows, the local priest, and is directed across the sea to Ireland on a journey that will seal her fate.

Kate lives in Nineties London, stumbling through her unhappy marriage. Close to breaking point, she sets off on a journey of her own, not knowing what she hopes to find. Aoife sits at her husband’s bedside as he lies dying, and tells him the story of their marriage. But there is a crucial part of the story missing and time is running out. Aoife needs to know: what became of Rosaleen?

‘Everything is here; family ghosts, the bond between mothers and daughters, cruelty, endurance, the difficulty of love, and a faith in the possibility of healing – even after years of separation.’ –Rachel Joyce

EVENT DATE: Thursday 3rd June
EVENT TIME: 6:30-7:30pm
TICKETS: £6 (ticket only) / £20 (incl. hardback of I Couldn’t Love You More)
TO BOOK: purchase your ticket online here or phone us on 01835 824087