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Tue, 30 May



MA Book Club

Join us for an evening of conversation, as we dive into a bold, contemporary novel each month here at Manningtree Arts. May's book pick is the fantastic Foxash by Kate Worsley.

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MA Book Club
MA Book Club

Time & Location

30 May 2023, 19:00 – 21:00

Manningtree, 19 High St, Manningtree CO11 1AG, UK


About the event

MA Book Club is the perfect chance to dive into discussion about some of the most contemporary and diverse literature out today. It's incredibly casual, a couple of hours once a month to chat, meet new people, have a glass of wine and read some great new books. 

You can opt in, and opt out, each month - we will announce each month's title the month before, and you can buy your spot when it comes up on the website. Each month is £15, which includes your copy of the book AND your first drink completely free on the night. You can pop in and buy your book directly from the shop, or we can deliver. 

If you would like you book copy delivered, please let us know by popping us an email at

If you would like your book collected from the shop, you don't need to do anything, your book will be available to pick up anytime from the following day. 



Written by Kate Worsley

'A wonderfully atmospheric and deeply unsettling novel, full of images so  vivid they seem to leap off the page. Worsley's fiction is something to savour'  Sarah Waters 'A rich, wonderfully uneasy pleasure. Exquisitely  written and deeply original, with secrets that are tightly layered, always  surprising and teased out with impressive control' Bethan Roberts, author of  My Policeman Worn out by poverty, Lettie Radley and her miner  husband Tommy grasp at the offer of their very own smallholding - part of a  Government scheme to put the unemployed back to work on the land. When she comes  down to Essex to join him, it's not Tommy who greets her, but their new  neighbours. Overbearing and unkempt, Jean and Adam Dell are everything that the  smart, spirited, aspirational Lettie can't abide. As Lettie settles in,  she finds an unexpected joy in the rhythms of life on the smallholding. She's  hopeful that her past, and the terrible secret Tommy has come to Foxash to  escape, are far behind them. But the Dells have their own secrets. And as the  seasons change, and a man comes knocking at the gate, the scene is set for a  terrible reckoning. Combining a gothic sensibility with a visceral,  unsettling sense of place, Foxash is a deeply original novel of quiet and  powerful menace, of the real hardships of rural life, and the myths and folklore  that seep into ordinary lives - with surprising consequences.


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