Fri 5 Oct 2018, 7-8pm
Baille Gifford Big Tent
£25 (ticket includes a copy of Paris Echo, RRP £20)
’ Faulks Captures the Voice of the Century’ Sunday Times
’ The Most Impressive Novelist of his Generation’ Sunday Telegraph
The festival site opens with the welcome return of the literary giant, Sebastian Faulks to discuss his new novel Paris Echo.
Set in present day Paris, Faulks shows us a side of the city which is both unfamiliar and unsettling. Teenager Tariq has come from Morocco as a runaway and meets Hannah, an American academic who is researching the lives of women during the German occupation of Paris in the Second World War. As both explore the city -Tariq on foot and the Paris Metro, Hannah through the audio recordings made by women who lived through the occupation - ghosts of the past become visible in the present. Faulks asks how much we really need to know to live a valuable life.
Sebastian Faulks will be in conversation with the writer Jane Thynne.
The Bookshop Band will be opening this event and playing throughout the evening.
*NB: Friends' discount does not apply on this event