Author Claire Fuller launches her debut novel Our Endless Numbered Days at Waterstones in Worthing from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm on Wednesday March 18th.
Our Endless Numbered Days is the story of Peggy Hillcoat, who is eight in 1976, and spends her summer camping with her father, playing her beloved record of The Railway Children and listening to her mother’s grand piano.
After a family crisis which Peggy doesn’t fully understand until later, her survivalist father James, takes her from London to a cabin in a remote European forest. There he tells Peggy the rest of the world has disappeared. And so her life is reduced to a piano which makes music but no sound, a forest where all that grows is a means of survival and a tiny wooden hut that is Everything.
Peggy isn’t seen again for another nine years.
Claire will give a short talk, a reading and sign copies of her book.
Why Worthing? Claire’s Mum lives here.
Our Endless Numbered Days, is published in the UK by Fig Tree / Penguin, in Canada by House of Anansi and will be published in the US by Tin House (March 17th), as well as publishers in The Netherlands, France, Italy, Taiwan, Turkey and Israel.