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Hexham Book Festival Hexham Book Festival

Hachette Proof Party

  • Wednesday 1 May, 7.45pm
  • Tickets From £17
  • Main Theatre
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A unique opportunity to get early copies and meet the writers of three of the most eagerly anticipated UK novels of the summer.

Costanza by Rachel Blackmore is a historical novel set in 1636 in Rome, based on the life of Costanza Piccolomini who was labeled a muse, a temptress, and a fallen woman - and never permitted to tell her own story - until now. The Horses by Janina Matthewson echoes the recent pandemic with a tense, atmospheric story set in an isolated island community in the wake of a global catastrophe. Penelope Slocombe's Sunbirds is a novel hunting for the truth. In 1997, Anne's eighteen-year-old son Torran walked out of his hotel in the notorious Himalayan town of Manali - and disappeared. Seven years later, she's no closer to finding what happened - and then a near-stranger offers her a new piece of information.  

All three novels - not available to the public until 1 August 2024 - are destined to be the most talked about books of the year. 

Attendees will each receive special proof copies of all three novels to take home as part of ticket price. 

Supported by Hachette

Chaired by Liv Chapman

Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.

Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. Please book for both directly at the Queen’s Hall Box Office.

Get 15% discount off your booking if you buy tickets for four or more different events (not including workshops). Must be in a single transaction and can't be applied retrospectively.

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Book a table and receive 10% off dining at The Beaumont Hotel on presentation of your ticket.

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