Vanessa Beaumont & Imogen Edwards-Jones in conversation: The Other Side of Paradise

£6.00

6.30pm, Wednesday 22nd May

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Join us to hear Vanessa Beaumont talk about her heartbreaking debut novel The Other Side of Paradise, which tells the story of a mother’s desperate attempt to protect her sons from a secret that will destroy them.

 

LONDON 1920 – Jean Buckman, a young and innocent American heiress, arrives in England to find a society decimated by war but resolutely clinging to the status quo. She marries Edward Warre, the inheritor of a once great but now struggling estate. As the marriage falters, Jean spends her summers in the South of France where she embarks on a passionate affair that will have repercussions for the rest of her life. 

 

The Other Side of Paradise is the heart-breaking story of a family ripped apart by the shackles of inheritance and the rules imposed upon them by a society that cannot face the truth.

 

Vanessa Beaumont studied Classics at Oxford University before joining Short Books, the independent publisher in London, where she was Commissioning Editor for 8 years, editing both fiction and non-fiction. She co-ran the literary agency Prentice Beaumont before embarking on this novel.

 

Vanessa will be joined in conversation by Imogen Edwards-Jones. Imogen studied Russian at Bristol University. Her first book, The Taming of Eagles, was about the first 100 days of the collapse of communism. A writer and journalist, she has travelled extensively within the old Soviet Union, studying in Kyiv. She is the author of twenty books including the best-selling Babylon series.  Her latest novel, The Witch’s Daughter, is the sequel to The Witches of St Petersburg.

 

Tickets are £6.00 and include a glass of wine or a soft drink.

 

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