Acclaimed novelist Sue Gee discusses her eleventh novel, TRIO, set in Northumberland in the winter of 1937. In a remote moorland cottage, Steven Coulter, a young history teacher, is filled with sadness and longing at the death of his wife. Through a charismatic colleague, Frank Embleton, and Frank’s sister, Diana, he is drawn into the beguiling world of a group of musicians, and falls gradually under their spell. But as war approaches a decision is made which calls all their lives quite shockingly into question. Moving between the beauty of the moors, a hill-town school and a graceful old country house, Trio delicately explores conscience and idealism, romantic love and painful desire. Throughout all, the power of music to disturb, uplift and affirm is unforgettably evoked. Praise for Sue Gee: ‘Profound and lyrical, it’s full of light and darkness and the most marvellous description.’ Observer 7pm. Ticket price includes a glass of wine or cordial.
Wed May 18th: TRIO Sue Gee