This will be the first opportunity to hear about John’s new book The Absolutist, and takes place the day before the official publication day – giving the Crosby audience the chance to be the first in the country to get their hands on the new novel!
The Absolutist is set in September 1919 and tells the story of 20 year-old Tristan Sadler, who takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver some letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian’s brother Will during the Great War but in 1917, Will laid down his guns on the battlefield, declared himself a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor, an act which has brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family.
But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan’s visit. He holds a secret deep in his soul, one that he is desperate to unburden himself of to Marian, if he can only find the courage.
An Audience with John Boyne is at Crosby Civic Hall (Crosby Road North, Crosby L22 0LQ) on Wednesday May 11th at 7pm.
Tickets for the event are £5. Contact 0151 928 1919/ 01704 540011 or visit www.seftonarts.co.uk to book your place.