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Launch: So the Doves by Heidi James
14th September 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heidi James returns to Burley Fisher Books for the launch of her new novel, So the Doves. There will readings, drinks, origami and a chance to buy copies of the book.
When award-winning journalist Marcus Murray’s latest story uncovers a corrupt alliance between a UK bank, the arms trade and the government, it seems he has triumphed again in his quest for the truth. But he is accused of fabrication and nothing in his life makes sense any more, including the disappearance twenty years ago of his best friend, Melanie. Why did she vanish, and who is the body recently discovered in a Kent orchard? A timeless story of how love and enduring friendship shape who we are, the novel exposes the fault lines in our reality and who and what we believe to be true, including ourselves.
HEIDI JAMES was born in Chatham, Kent (also home to Billy Childish and Charles Dickens). She has a PhD in English Literature and an MA in Creative Writing. Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Somesuch Stories, Dazed and Confused, Flux, Galley Beggars and Mslexia, as well as in the anthologies The Loose Cannon, Writing from the Edge and Turpin’s Cave. Her novella The Mesmerist’s Daughter (published by Neon Press in April 2015) won the 2015 Saboteur Award for Best Novella and she was a finalist for the Cinnamon Poetry Collection Prize. She was awarded the Sophie Warne Fellowship in 2008. She lives in London with her family, including two rescue dogs, Rose and Jay.