Mrs Death Misses Death & Unofficial Britain launch
St Mary in the Castle
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT+00:00)
Save the date, Salena Godden returns to Hastings for a launch of her paperback version of Mrs Death Misses Death. Mrs Death tells her intoxicating story in this life-affirming fire-starter
Save the date, Salena Godden returns to Hastings for a launch of her paperback version of Mrs Death Misses Death.
Mrs Death tells her intoxicating story in this life-affirming fire-starter of a novelMrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from an eternity of her job and now seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. She meets Wolf, a troubled young writer, who – enthralled by her stories – begins to write Mrs Death’s memoirs.
As the two reflect on the losses they have experienced (or facilitated), their friendship flourishes. All the while, despite her world-weariness, Death must continue to hold humans’ fates in her hands, appearing in our lives when we least expect her . .
Also, the launch of the paperback version of Unofficial Britian.
Welcome to UNOFFICIAL BRITAIN. This is a land of industrial estates, factories and electricity pylons, of motorways and ring roads, of hospitals and housing estates, of roundabouts and flyovers. Places where modern life speeds past but where people and stories nevertheless collect.
Places where human dramas play out: stories of love, violence, fear, boredom and artistic expression. Places of ghost sightings, first kisses, experiments with drugs, refuges for the homeless, hangouts for the outcasts. Struck by the power of these stories and experiences, Gareth E. Rees set out to explore these spaces and the essential part they have played in the history and geography of our isles. Though mundane and neglected, they can be as powerfully influential in our lives, and imaginations, as any picture postcard tourist destination.
Thursday, 27th January 2022. 6pm £2 OTD. St Mary’s in the Castle.