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July 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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This Lovely City

Louise Hare
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Join Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City for this live online event about the poignant story set around Brixton’s Windrush community.

Hosted in partnership with The African and Caribbean Books and Writers Group.

Louise Hare will be in conversation with Ros Green, Director of Essex Book Festival, discussing her debut novel This Lovely City, a poignant, conversation-starting story set around Brixton’s Windrush community, exploring themes of race, poverty and community in post-war London society.

This virtual event will be attended by members of The African and Caribbean Books and Writers Group and is also open to all to attend. You will have the chance to hear Louise Hare discuss her novel This Lovely City which is being hailed as the biggest debut of 2020 as well as listen to an interactive discussion about the book and the topics it covers.

A beautiful, soaring debut set in London in the aftermath of the Second World War, This Lovely City charts the course of a jazz musician newly arrived in London on the Empire Windrush, and the opportunity, excitement, prejudice and love he finds in the dizzying metropolis. Heart-breaking yet hopeful, This Lovely City heralds the arrival of a brilliant fresh voice in fiction.


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