Salley Vickers, who I was first introduced to, when I read her bestseller ‘The Other Side Of You’ (review to be published here soon), will be appearing at the Buxton Opera House, in the dramatic and picturesque Peak District, on July 16th 2011, at 10:30am.
This appearance is part of the much larger Buxton Festival , which runs from July 9th-27th 2011, with events taking place at various locations around the town. There is something for everyone in this diverse and wide-ranging festival, from opera and literature, to walks and cookery demonstrations.
Salley, will be speaking about novel-writing past and present and discussing her latest book, ‘Aphrodite’s Hat’, which is a collection of stories about love and the geography of the human heart.
This is a ticketed event, at a cost of £10 per adult, with a half price concession for under 16’s and bookings can be made direct with The Opera House.
‘Aphrodite’s Hat’ by Salley Vickers
A wonderful collection of stories from the much-loved Salley Vickers.
The stories in this long-awaited collection by Salley Vickers all deal with psychological aspects of love: love given and withheld, love craved and lost, love met and disappointed; the differing shades of loves between friends, between parents and children, between children and other adults; love even, in one case, for a pet.
Psychologically acute, sharply written in lucid and often witty prose, these stories, set in Venice, Greece and Rome as well as London and the English countryside, take us into the complex geography of the human heart. Sometimes joyous and humorous, sometimes melancholy and poignant, this collection confirms Salley Vickers’ reputation as one of our most subtle and engaging writers.
I know that, unless you live in this neck of the woods, or are heading up to the festival, then the journey is probably going to be the prohibitive factor for this event.
This is exactly the case for myself, but I would really love to hear Salley speak about her work, as I am quite ‘getting into’ this style of astute writing about the human heart and psyche, at which Salley is such an inspirational exponent.
I love everything about the sound of ‘Aphrodites Hat’, from the title and cover art, to the content of the many and varied stories, all revolving around a single central theme.
This is a definite for the reading list!