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How do you cope when you discover in your 50s that the truths you’ve held for a lifetime are not what they seemed? Such is the situation facing adult twins Jeanie and Julius after the sudden death of their mother in Claire Fuller’s Women’s Prize shortlisted Unsettled Ground. For the protagonist of Danielle McLaughlin’s The Art of Falling, the arrival of two outsiders imperil both her personal and professional worlds and expose a life constructed on secrets. Together the authors – both acclaimed for their sensitive portrayals of characters of quiet intensity and depth – discuss reaching a crossroads and rebuilding a life in middle age with Alex Clark.


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Unsettled Ground The Art Of Falling

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Cheltenham Town Hall, Pillar Room

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

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