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20th October, 2021, Steyning Cricket Club

An Author Supper with Louis de Bernieres

dust that falls from dreams coverWe feel absolutely privileged and thrilled to welcome award-winning novelist Louis de Bernieres back to Steyning. Louis is perhaps best known his best-selling novel ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’, and for his wonderful Turkish historical epic ‘Birds without Wings’. Louis is a fascinating speaker who has held down an astonishing array of jobs, and is also an accomplished musician and a gifted poet, so we should be in for a real treat! We will be celebrating the release of Louis’ eighth novel, ‘The Dust that Falls from Dreams’, published by Vintage, which promises to be a sweeping, moving chronicle of war and romance, as the fading Edwardian values of the late 19th century are transformed by the shifts of the First World War. ‘The Dust that Falls from Dreams’ is to be the first in a trilogy loosely based on Louis’ own family history.

Tickets cost £35, and include a copy of Louis’ latest book, and a delicious, seasonal 2 course meal.

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The Steyning Bookshop

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The Steyning Bookshop
The Steyning Bookshop
Following a school event on Monday, we have a small pile of *signed* copies of Katherine Rundell's stunning nature book The Golden Mole, her fascinating biography of John Donne, Super-infinite, and her new kids book Impossible Creatures in store. Give us a nod if you want to reserve one!