Thursday, May 31, 2007

Clare Clark at Booked!

If you're in the Toronto area, here's an literary event you shouldn't miss. Award-winning English author Clare Clark will be reading at the inaugural Booked! Festival in Toronto on Sunday June 10th, 2007.

Visiting Canada for the first time as part of her North American tour, this exceptional historical novelist will be reading from her remarkable new book The Nature of Monsters.

Clare’s impeccable historical research also fuels her second novel The Nature of Monsters - a gloriously gothic portrait of sex, science and
superstition in the English capital. Set in the shadow of St. Paul’s
Cathedral in eighteenth century London, headstrong Eliza Tally - 16 years old and scandalously pregnant - struggles to keep her wits in the
nightmarish house of demented apothecary Grayson Black. Spine-chilling from beginning to end, The Nature of Monsters exposes a frighteningly modern metropolis bubbling with economic speculation, scientific discovery, madness and obsession.

Clare Clark will be reading at the Booked! Festival in Toronto at 12:00pm, Sunday June 10th, 2007 in the Spiegeltent, at the Harbourfront Centre.

Information courtesy of a Raincoast Books press release.

My review of The Nature of Monsters can be found here.

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