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A Literary Lunch with David Nicholls: Hunting Raven Presents

  • Frome Town Hall Christchurch Street West Frome BA11 1EB (map)
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Join us for a very special literary lunch with Sunday Times Bestselling author and Bafta-winning screen-writer David Nicholls.

Nicholls is one of Britain's most successful writers with an incomparable talent for making us laugh, cry and wince with recognition. It’s ten years since his novel One Day became an international publishing phenomenon and the iconic love story for a generation. It’s five years since the journey of Us took him to the Man Booker Prize long-list.

Hunting Raven is delighted to welcome David to talk about his new novel Sweet Sorrow - the story of one sixteen-year-old's life-changing summer...

Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don’t remember in the school photograph. As the summer stretches before him, his exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way around, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread.

Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and although it’s unthinkable, Charlie, despite himself, begins to hope.

But if Charlie wants to be with Fran, he must accept a challenge that will lose him the respect of his friends and almost require him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling: the price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare.

Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a deeply evocative novel about negotiating the rocky path to adulthood, a hymn to the tragicomedy of family life, a celebration of the deep, reviving power of friendship and the brief, searing explosion of first love.

This is David Nicholls at his brilliant best - and an event not to be missed!

All tickets include a light sandwich lunch (from 12.30pm) and the event itself will run from 1-2pm, so you can squeeze a little bit of culture and fun into your lunchbreak.

Tickets available in shop or on Eventbrite £12 or £28 with the book.

The caterer operates from a small kitchen which handles nuts and other allergens. Please inform us upon booking if you have a serious allergy and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. It is also helpful if you could let us know if you are vegan or vegetarian, so that we can provide a good balance of options.

Please note there is no onsite parking at the venue and onstreet parking is limited. There are a number of public car parks all within walking distance from the venue.