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Book launch: Frances Thimann, The Clock Museum and Other Stories

Do join us for this free online book launch.

The stories in Frances Thimann’s new collection are concerned mostly with ideas relating to words and communication – with writing itself, and with books, signs, and meaning. Frances will be in discussion with Felicity Whittle, who organises bookish walking tours in Nottingham.

“And I’m interested in the way writers have been pulled in different directions;  the choices they had between their work and the other things in their lives – personal things.  How they maintained their  –  their integrity, if they made sacrifices, or compromises.  How people choose, if there is no one right choice, no one right outcome?”  His voice tailed away for a while.  “These are different issues I suppose…   but they’re part of what interests me in writing.  We don’t talk about these things – in the group – but I think they’re just as important.”

Jan felt uncomfortable – she was not sure how to reply.  She felt that everyone should be free to write of their thoughts, their ideas, their dreams, as they wished.  She was glad she had no such difficult choices to make – but she couldn’t imagine that anything might stop her from trying to become a writer, hoping to publish what she’d written, to hold her own work in her hands. 

Impulsively she loosened the scarf from her shoulders, smoothing back the hair from her neck and throat.   She laid the scarf on the table between them, smoothing it again, gently, slowly, with her fingertips.  She looked at him and smiled – there was no need for any more words.       From The Clock Museum

The Clock Museum will be available from bookshop@fiveleaves.co.uk or through our webshop from early June. Published by Chaffinch Press in Ireland.

Frances was born in London, but was brought up in Sherwood, Nottingham, very close to where she now lives once more. She studied Music at Bristol University then pursued a career in libraries and information work, which included several years working abroad with the British Council.

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