To mark the publication of Ungrateful
In partnership with Sevenoaks Bookshop, the ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Ungrateful, deliverable to any UK or international address.
The event will initially be broadcast on 20th June at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.
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Can you ever let go of your past?
Join former journalist Angela Chadwick for this virtual event as she explores her new book – an utterly gripping and emotional fiction about love, loss and second chances.
Cat knows she should be more grateful for her partner James. As a young woman struggling to care for her alcoholic mother, he whisked her away from her council estate home and offered her a taste of middle-class comfort.
But twenty years later, the escape he offered has begun to feel stifling and Cat wishes she had made more of her life. She had a place to study at university after finishing sixth form, but her mother was too unwell for Cat to take it. Could she go back now?
At a university open day, Cat finds herself standing before her boyfriend of teenage years, Daniel, now a lecturer. As the spark that drew them together returns, Cat hopes that he can in some way help her reconnect with the drive and optimism of her younger self. Or is she simply hurtling back towards a past that can only hurt her further? Will Cat stop hurting those she loves and let go of her demons to become the person she always hoped to be? Or is it too late?
This promises to be an emotional and intellectual discussion about the repercussions of being born into poverty, as Angela simultaneously challenges mainstream conceptions of class whilst offering an empowering message for positive change.