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Shoreham Wordfest: Excavating Family Secrets: Gareth Brookes & S.V. Berlin


Gareth Brookes SV Berlin Shoreham Wordfest Ropetackle
Gareth Brookes SV Berlin Shoreham Wordfest Ropetackle

Two exciting new writers explore the influences and inspirations of their very different books.

Gareth Brookes: ‘A Thousand Coloured Castles’ realises the suburban dreams and nightmares of a retired couple in an extraordinary graphic novel about marital deafness, physical degeneration and strange goings on next door. Crayoned delusion meets banal reality with wit and empathy.

S.V. Berlin: ‘The Favourite’ is a novel set in a small coastal town, rich with insightful and wickedly comic observations of family members behaving badly in stressful situations – sibling rivalries, a parent torn between the two, and a grieving process that takes time to unfold.