Claire Keegan – Cambridge Literary Festival
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Claire Keegan in conversation with Dame Gillian Beer
Join Cambridge Literary Festival for this special event in partnership with Cambridge University’s, Pembroke College, as they welcome Claire Keegan on her beautiful and expansive novella, Small Things Like These an unforgettable story of hope, quiet heroism and tenderness.
‘A single one of Keegan’s grounded, powerful sentences can contain volumes of social history. Every word is the right word in the right place, and the effect is resonant and deeply moving.’ – Hilary Mantel
The year is 1985, the place a small Irish town. In the run up to Christmas, it’s coal and timber merchant Bill Furlong’s busiest season. As he does the rounds, he feels the past rising up to meet him – and encounters the complicit silences of a people controlled by the Church.