Book launch: The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis (Sandstone Press)
Date(s) - Wednesday, 25th March
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
Katerina inherits a scented, wooden spice box after her grandmother Mariam dies. It contains letters and a diary, written in Armenian. As she pieces together her family story, Katerina learns that Mariam’s childhood was shattered by the Armenian tragedy of 1915.
Mariam was exiled from her home in Turkey and separated from her beloved brother, Gabriel, her life marred by grief and the loss of her first love. Dissatisfied and restless, Katerina tries to find resolution in her own life as she completes Mariam’s story – on a journey that takes her across Cyprus and then half a world away to New York.
Miracles, it seems, can happen – for those trapped by the past, and for Katerina herself.
Eve Makis studied at Leicester University and worked as a journalist and radio presenter in the UK and Cyprus before becoming a novelist. Her first book Eat, Drink and be Married was published in five languages and awarded the Young Booksellers International Book of the Year Award. A screen adaptation of her third book, Land of the Golden Apple, will be filmed in June 2015. Eve is a part time tutor in creative writing at Nottingham University. She is married with two children and lives in the UK and Cyprus.
Admission: free. Please R.S.V.P to firstname.lastname@example.org.