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June 4, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • A Criminally Good Day
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  • Fiction

The Spy Across the Water – DATE CHANGED

James Naughtie

Venue:

Electric Palace, King's Quay Street
Harwich, Essex CO12 3ER United Kingdom
Tickets:
£10
£8 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Unwaged)
Book

James Naughtie
The Spy Across the Water

** Date Changed to Sunday 4th June, 11.30am **

Electric Palace, King’s Quay Street, Harwich, CO12 3ER
Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions (Students, Under 27’s and Unwaged)
Box Office: Online or Mercury Theatre 01206 573948

Renowned journalist and one of our most treasured BBC broadcasters, James Naughtie, will be talking about his thrilling third novel The Spy Across The Water. It follows Will Flemyng on a dangerous journey into his clandestine past, from conflict in Ireland to the long shadows of the Cold War.

 

Part of A Criminally Good Weekend
Join us for some fabulous criminally good author talks and events plus our very first silent film screening at one of Essex’s leading cultural venues and the one of oldest of its kind in the UK, Harwich’s Electric Palace.

 

A Criminally Good Ticket Deal

Buy a ticket to 3 events, get the 4th event free:

Sat 3rd 1.30pm – Jackie Malton
Sat 3rd 3.00pm – Lady Unchained
Sat 3rd 5.00pm – Ruth Ware
Sun 4th 11.30am – James Naughtie

Discount automatically applied at checkout when tickets for all 4 events are booked.

 


Please note, the date of this event has changed since our festival brochure was printed. This event is now taking place on Sunday 4th June. It is at the same venue and time – Electric Palace Harwich at 11.30am.

 


 

About the Book

The thrilling third novel from one of our most treasured BBC broadcasters, The Spy Across The Water follows Will Flemyng on a dangerous journey into his clandestine past, from conflict in Ireland to the long shadows of the Cold War.

We live with our history, but it can kill us.

Will Flemyng, originally trained as a spy, is now British ambassador to Washington. Meanwhile, his older brother Mungo is recuperating from a heart attack in their beloved Scottish-highland family home, and Abel, the youngest of the three, has died mysteriously in America.

Abel’s unexplained death sets in motion an unstoppable chain of events, beginning with an unexpected glimpse of a face at his funeral. Soon Will finds himself on a dangerous journey into his clandestine past, from conflict in Ireland to the long shadows of the
Cold War.

Will possesses a silky veneer, but he often doesn’t know who to trust, nor who trusts him. Now he finds himself alone once again as duty forces him to risk everything…

Why has the past come back to haunt him now?

 

About the Author
James Naughtie, who presented Today on BBC Radio 4 for twenty-one years, is a special correspondent for BBC News. He has written books on politics and music and published his first novel, The Madness of July, in 2014. He lives in Edinburgh and London.

 

Praise for the Author

‘A hugely satisfying thriller that grips from the first page to the last’
– Kate Mosse on The Madness of July

‘Complex and psychologically detailed… an evocative and eloquent novel’
– Charles Cumming on The Madness of July

 

 

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Venue

Electric Palace
King's Quay Street
Harwich, Essex CO12 3ER United Kingdom
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