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Organised by Blue Bear Bookshop

Step inside the beautiful Blue Bear Bookshop, where we invite you to a fantasy land of Myths and Monsters. Authors Nikki Marmery, Nadia Attia, and Sarah Underwood will be discussing their books Lilith, Verge, and Lies We Sing to the Sea as well as their experiences as a writer and in the publishing industry. All myths retold as fiction, prepare to abandon reality and enter a magical world of Myths and Monsters.

The evening will be chaired by Joanne Hodgson – Joanne is a Hampshire-based book blogger and content producer sharing book reviews, independent bookshop spotlights and literary travel ideas online. When she’s not reading, she works within education and is passionate about the transformative impact of great storytelling.

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About Lilith by Nikki Marmery – In the tradition of Madeline Miller and Claire North, Lilith is a story of the first woman, who was expelled from Paradise for disobedience. In this retelling of the Hebrew myth [NM1] that justified and explained woman’s subjection to man, Lilith will have her revenge – however long it takes. In the Garden of Eden, at the beginning of time, an outrageous lie is born: that women are inferior. Inspired by ancient myths and suppressed scriptures, Lilith is a thought-provoking and ambitious novel with an evocative literary voice and a triumphantly engaging heroine.

About Verge by Nadia Attia – The day Rowena Murray was born, 250 starlings fell like stones from the sky. Ever since, she has been marked by Death. First the visions; then her boyfriend died suddenly; now her father, too. Exploring belief, loyalty and legacies beyond our control, Nadia Attia’s thrilling debut is as magnetic and unpredictable as the curse Rowena is racing to escape.

About Lies We Sing to the Sea by Sarah Underwood – Rising star Sarah Underwood introduces her immersive debut novel Lies We Sing to the Sea, a sapphic epic inspired by Greek mythology. Be transported to the cursed shores of Ithaca with this tale of love and fate, grief and sacrifice, and, ultimately, the power we must find within.

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