Now We Shall Be Entirely Free
In conversation with Anita Sethi
Saturday 16 March 2019, 3-4pm
Southside House, Woodhayes Rd, SW19
£20 (under 19s £12.50)
Join the highly-acclaimed historical novelist in a setting equally steeped in history.
Andrew Miller is a multi-award-winning author whose novels are always suffused with wit, grit and melancholy wisdom. Now We Shall Be Entirely Free portrays a man, Captain John Lacroix, who is shattered by what he has witnessed in the Napoleonic wars. Lacroix is fleeing the army and embarks on a journey that leads to unexpected friendships and even to love. Taut with suspense, this is an enthralling, deeply involving novel.
Andrew Miller’s previous books include Ingenious Pain, Casanova, One Morning Like A Bird, Oxygen, which was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award in 2001 and Pure, which won the 2011 Costa Book of the Year Award.
‘Miller writes like a poet, with a deceptive simplicity - his sentences and images are intense distillations, conjuring the fleeting details of existence with clarity.’ Guardian
‘His startling sentences, both beautiful and distressing, can lodge themselves in your brain’ Daily Telegraph
‘One of our most skilful chroniclers of the human heart and mind’ Sunday Times
Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.