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City Books Present: Jenny Eclair

Tuesday 31st July 2012 - Starts 7.00pm


Jenny Eclair
Jenny Eclair

City Books present the latest in their series of Meet The Author evenings at Ropetackle: Jenny Eclair talking about her new book Life, Death & Vanilla Slices.

The evening will feature a reading, plus the chance to ask Jenny your questions (they don’t have to be food related!).

About Life, Death & Vanilla Slices:

Poor Jean Collins.

She stepped out into the road without looking and now lies broken in hospital. But what distracted her? And why was she carrying a box of vanilla slices, the cream cakes she only ever bought for special occasions? Jean’s daughter Anne travels back up north to find out. But her mind is on her teenage sons in London – boys on the brink of becoming not very nice men. What damage could they do in just a few days? (Quite a lot, probably.)

Meanwhile there are secrets waiting for Anne and Jean, back at the old family home. Secrets that were buried a long time ago . . .

Jenny Eclair is celebrated for her unflinching black humour and brilliantly sharp observations. In her extraordinary new novel, she has also created a compelling and heart-breaking family drama that feels as rich and honest as real life.