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Meet The Author- Stacey Halls

Stacey Halls, award winning author of The Familiars, returns to Gawthorpe Hall- the house that inspired her first best selling novel- with a brand new book.

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Hear Stacey Halls talking about her new book the Household with an informal Q and A and chance to buy a copy for Stacey to sign. London, 1847. In a quiet house in the countryside outside London, the finishing touches are being made to welcome a group of young women. The house and its location are top secret, its residents unknown to one another, but the girls have one thing in common: they are fallen. Offering refuge for prostitutes, petty thieves and the destitute, Urania Cottage is a second chance at life - but how badly do they want it? Meanwhile, a few miles away in a Piccadilly mansion, millionairess Angela Burdett Coutts, one of the benefactors of Urania Cottage, makes a discovery that leaves her cold. Her stalker of ten years has been released from prison, and she knows it's only a matter of time before their nightmarish game resumes once more. As the women's worlds collide in ways they could never have expected, they will discover that freedom always comes at a price . . .

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Event ticket price£10.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 01282771004 Book your tickets by clicking on the green 'Check Availability' button at the top of this page.

Suitability

Aimed at an adult audience

Meeting point

Front entrance

Accessibility

Please note: This event is held in the Nursery on second floor of Gawthorpe Hall accessed by the main staircase. Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the building, there is no lift.

Contact info

Lancashire County Council

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