Lgbtq+ History Club: Patrick Gale

Lgbtq+ History Club: Patrick Gale


Sunday, 15 September 2019 from 15:00-16:30

Queer in Brighton in collaboration with New Writing South and as part of The Coast is Queer festival, is delighted to invite you to a special edition of our monthly LGBTQ+ History Club.

Patrick Gale is the author of sixteen novels and the Emmy award-winning BBC drama, Man in an Orange Shirt. He was born on the Isle of Wight, spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, and then grew up in Winchester before going to Oxford University. He now lives on a farm near Land’s End. His most recent works are A Perfectly Good Man, the Richard and Judy bestseller Notes From An Exhibition, and the Costa-shortlisted A Place Called Winter. His original BBC television drama, Man In An Orange Shirt, was shown to great acclaim in 2017 as part of the BBC’s Queer Britannia series.

Patrick’s latest novel is Take Nothing With You. In 1970s Weston-Super-Mare ten-year-old Eustace, an only child, has life transformed by his mother’s quixotic decision to sign him up for cello lessons. Music-making brings release for a boy who is discovering he is an emotional volcano. He laps up lessons from his young teacher, not noticing how her brand of glamour is casting a damaging spell over his frustrated and controlling mother. When he is enrolled in holiday courses in the Scottish borders, lessons in love, rejection and humility are added to daily practice. Drawing in part on his own boyhood, Patrick’s new novel explores a collision between childish hero worship and extremely messy adult love lives.

Join Patrick to discuss his latest novel and revisit his long and prolific career as one of the UK’s best-loved LGBTQ+ literary fiction writers.

Please note, the event is ticketed and taking place at the Spire, St Mark’s Chapel, Eastern Road, Kemptown.
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