Exeter Library in conversation – Jessica Thorne The Bookbinders DaughterEvent Website
Join us for an #InConversation event with Jessica Thorne, writer of sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance for adults and young adults. Jessica saw Star Wars at an impressionable age and life was never the same. She’s loved fantasy, romance and science fiction ever since and spends her time looking for adventure – in the pages of her books.
Sometimes she is Ruth Frances Long and won the European Science Fiction Society Spirit of Dedication Award for Best Author of Children’s Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2015. Jessica will be talking to us about her latest novel The Book Binders Daughter.
About the book:
Sophie has always believed her mother abandoned her, and tries not to dwell on memories of laughter and bedtime stories. Arriving at the renowned Ayredale Library deep in the English countryside, Sophie feels strangely at home among her fellow bookbinders and the endless shelves of antique books.
But everything changes when a beautiful door – engraved with a leaf matching her mother’s old necklace – swings open at her touch.
This is an absolutely unputdownable read about long-hidden family secrets and the magic that lurks between the pages of every book.