Books & Spoken Word

Jane Shemilt

Date: Saturday, Feb 29
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Waterstones Bristol Galleries
Price: Free

Bestselling Bristol thriller writer, Jane Shemilt, discusses her new novel, Little Friends with writer and journalist, Jane Corry.

“Their children are friends first. They hit it off immediately, as kids do. And so the parents are forced to get to know each other. Three wildly different couples. Three marriages, floundering.

“There are barbecues, dinner parties, a holiday in Greece. An affair begins, resentments flare, and despite it all the three women become closer.

“Unnoticed their children run wild. The couples are so busy watching each other that they forget to watch their children. Until tragedy strikes.

“Because while they have been looking the other way, evil has crept into their safe little world and every parent’s biggest nightmare is about to come true…”

While working as a GP, Jane Shemilt completed a post graduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol university and went on to study for the MA in Creative writing at Bath Spa, gaining both with distinction. She was shortlisted for the Janklow and Nesbitt award, the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize and the Edgar Award for Daughter, her first novel.

Daughter was a Richard & Judy pick in 2014 and was the bestselling debut novel published that year.

She and her husband Steve, a Professor of Neurosurgery, have 5 children and live in Bristol.

Photo credit: Jessica Gedge

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