PATRICK GALE – AUTHOR EVENT

PATRICK GALE – AUTHOR EVENT

**Event postponed**

We are very sorry to let you know that Patrick Gale tested positive for Covid early this morning.  As a result, this evening’s event has had to be postponed.

We have a NEW DATE of TUES 10th MAY CONFIRMED. Please get in touch if you are unable to make the new date and we will issue a refund.  If you purchased a book with your ticket, you are very welcome to collect your book from Mainstreet anytime.

With many apologies for the disruption.

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We are delighted to announce the first of our spring events. Mainstreet favourite and bestselling novelist, Patrick Gale, will be joining us on Wed 9th March to talk about his absorbing and beautiful new book, Mother’s Boy.

In a small, class-obsessed town she raises her boy alone, working as a laundress, and gradually becomes aware that he is some kind of genius. As an intensely private young man, Charles signs up for the navy with the new rank of coder. His escape from the tight, gossipy confines of Launceston to the colour and violence of war sees him blossom as he experiences not only the possibility of death, but the constant danger of a love that is as clandestine as his work.

Mother’s Boy is a superb historical novel of Cornwall, class, desire and two world wars.

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‘Mother’s Boy is further proof that Patrick Gale is that rare kind of storyteller – utterly engaging, compelling and unputdownable.’
– Sarah Winman

‘Mother’s Boy beautifully celebrates the underdog. It is a celebration of love in hidden places, and love in ordinary places, and the courage required to be true to the person you are, when there is no road map to guide you. A sublime piece of storytelling’
– Mark Haddon

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EVENT: Patrick Gale in conversation about his new book, Mother’s Boy
DATE: *NEW DATE* Tues 10th May
TIME: 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Venue: Please note that this event will be held LIVE in the barn at The Mainstreet Trading Company, Main Street, St Boswells TD6 0AT.
Capacity will be limited to current social distancing rules, so please book early to avoid disappointment
TICKETS: £10 (1 x ticket only) / £22 (inc. 1 x ticket and 1 x Mother’s Boy)
TO BOOK: purchase your ticket online here or phone us on 01835 824087