Emma Stonex In Conversation with Jane Pugh

Friday 9th July 2021
7:00 pm

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Emma Stonex In Conversation with Jane Pugh

In the continuing series of summer literary events hosted by the Edge of the World Bookshop, we welcome Emma Stonex to the Acorn to talk about her bestselling novel ‘The Lamplighters.

Cornwall, 1972. Three keepers vanish from a remote lighthouse, miles from the shore. The entrance door is locked from the inside. The clocks have stopped. The Principal Keeper’s weather log describes a mighty storm, but the skies have been clear all week.

What happened to those three men, out on the tower? The heavy sea whispers their names. The tide shifts beneath the swell, drowning ghosts. Can their secrets ever be recovered from the waves?
Twenty years later, the women they left behind are still struggling to move on. Helen, Jenny and Michelle should have been united by the tragedy, but instead, it drove them apart. And then a writer approaches them. He wants to give them a chance to tell their side of the story. But only in confronting their darkest fears can the truth begin to surface . . .
Inspired by real events, The Lamplighters has taken readers by storm. A Sunday Times bestseller and recommended by the BBC Radio 2 Bookclub. Join us for an evening that explores the way our fears blur the line between the real and the imagined.

Emma Stonex was born in 1983 and grew up in Northamptonshire. After working in publishing for several years, she quit to pursue her dream of writing fiction. She lives in the Southwest with her family.

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