As part of his work as an ambassador for this year’s Independent Booksellers’ Week, Patrick Gale will discuss his latest novel, Take Nothing With You – featuring a live cellist.
Don’t miss this chance to see one of the country’s best-loved authors in person.
About Patrick Gale
Born on the Isle of Wight in 1962, Patrick Gale spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, where his father was Governor, then grew up in Winchester. He now lives on a farm near Land’s End. He published his first novel, The Aerodynamics Of Pork, at the age of twenty-one and has now published twenty highly acclaimed novels, among them Little Bits Of Baby, Kansas In August, The Facts Of Life, and Tree Surgery For Beginners.
As well as writing and reviewing fiction, he has published a biography of Armistead Maupin, a short history of the Dorchester Hotel and chapters on Mozart’s piano and mechanical music for H. C. Robbins Landon’s The Mozart Compendium. His hobbies are singing and gardening. Notes From An Exhibition was selected as one of Richard & Judy’s Book Club picks for 2008. A Place Called Winter was published to great acclaim in 2015. His latest novel, Take Nothing With You, was published by Tinder Press in Spring 2018.
“So delighted to be sent a copy of this wonderful wonderful novel. Gale has done it again. Absolutely one of his complete best. So many funny and tender and terrific scenes. The recreation of music, one of the hardest things that can be done, is managed so well. Gale pulls off that Forsterian trick of hovering between social comedy and apocalyptic tragedy without the move appearing artificial or contrived. Just a wonderful wonderful read. Couldn’t bear the sight of the pages on the left thickening up and the pages on the right thinning out as I came to the end …” Stephen Fry on Take Nothing With You