Following the success of his novel Spanish Crossings (featured at last year’s Bloomsbury Festival) author John Simmons will be reading and talking about his latest The Good Messenger. Described as a coming of age novel that becomes a love story, the novel is generating a lot of pre-publication excitement.
Nine-year-old Tommy is the innocent messenger between deceiving adults in an Edwardian country house; his good intentions might have bad consequences for the family that shelters him. But the Great War is a larger, looming tragedy, changing everything, seen through the eyes of Iris on Armistice Day. In the Jazz Age aftermath a further mystery resurfaces, uncovering family secrets that might threaten a growing love.
John Simmons will be in conversation with acclaimed screenwriter Rob Williams to discuss the novel and the art of dramatic writing on page or screen. Rob Williams is the writer behind Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, ITV’s Chasing Shadows and BBC prime-time drama The Victim.
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