Best-selling novelist Patrick Gale talks to Steven Gale (no relation!) about his latest novel, Mother's Boy, based around the known facts of the boyhood and youth of the great Cornish poet, Charles Causley. A man who is among yet apart from his fellows, his life is spent hiding in plain sight. But it is equally the story of the dauntless mother who will continue to shield him long after the dangers of war are past.
Patrick Gale is author of the Emmy award-winning BBC drama, Man in an Orange Shirt and of novels including The Whole Day Through, the Richard and Judy bestsellers Notes From An Exhibition and A Perfectly Good Man, the Costa nominated A Place Called Winter and his fourth Sunday Times bestseller, Take Nothing With You.
Patrick lives on a farm near Land’s End with his husband, the sculptor-farmer Aidan Hicks. He is obsessed with the garden they have created in what must be one of England’s windiest sites; he is a cellist, and is artistic director of the North Cornwall Book Festival. His chief extravagance in life is opera tickets.
Steven Gale has interviewed many eminent authors including Edna O'Brien, Peter Carey, Ben Okri, Claudia Roden, Nigella Lawson and James Ellroy.
|Event Date||Sun 20 Feb 7:30 pm|
|Location||The Old Brewery Store|