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Following last year’s sell-out festival event, Will Wiles (The Care of Wooden Floors, The Way Inn, The Last Blade Priest) interviews local author Guy Ware about his brilliant new novel.

The Island is sinking. Or the sea’s rising. Either way, everybody’s going to drown – unless newly-elected Leader Jessica King really is the saviour long foretold by Our Island Story.

Meanwhile Denis Klamm, feckless scion of former leaders, plans a grand romantic gesture to capture her attention, and Ari Spencer – the special advisor’s special advisor – hatches a plot to save his own skin.

The results sweep cynical politicians, corrupt policemen, ambitious clerics, former Soviet taxi drivers and would-be poets into a riotous, brutal and surprisingly touching black comedy about our refusal to face reality, even – especially – when it’s about to kill us.

Copies available on the night, or pre-order below.

Doors open 6.30pm.

  • Date: 21st March, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Duration: 1.5 hr(s)
  • Tickets:
    Get your tickets here
  • Ticket Price:
    £5 - redeemable against purchase of book
  • Location:
    Earl of Derby Upstairs Room
    87 Dennetts Road, London SE14 5LW Learn more about the venue »
  • Event Type: Talks