June 30th: A New Map of Love – Abi Oliver talks about her novel

ABI OLIVER event ticketAbi Oliver (who has spent much of her life in the Thames Valley) will be speaking about her new novel in the bookshop on June 30th at 7.30pm.

newmapGeorge Baxter has settled for a comfortable life, content as the years unfold predictably — until Win, his wife of twenty-six years, dies.

With his loyal dog Monty by his side, George throws himself into his work as an antiques dealer. His business is at the heart of the village and all sorts pass through the doors, each person in search of their own little piece of history.

When George meets local widow Sylvia Newsome, he imagines a different kind of future. But life has more revelations to offer him. Over the course of an English summer, George uncovers some unexpected mysteries from his past that could shape his tomorrows…

“Full of glorious set pieces and moments of tender reflection…The last page is as lovely as the first – I loved it.” Kit de Waal, author of the Costa shortlisted My Name is Leon.

“An acute and beguiling study of life, love and the endless flat-footed dance between men and women.” Sarah Dunant

Tickets £5 (includes a glass of wine and £3 off the book on the night)

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