Sunday 5th February at 11:30am
Max’s Walking Book Club.
Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss Sarah Perry’s ‘The Essex Serpent’.
Set in 1893 and firmly rooted in the author’s home county of Essex, the novel centres on the character of Cora Seaborne, a widow freed from a controlling, unhappy marriage. Retreating to the Essex countryside with her son, she hears the rumours surrounding the so-called ‘Essex Serpent’, a creature of folklore being blamed for a spate of deaths and disturbances and the cause of escalating panic in the local community. Her ensuing investigations bring her into contact with a clergyman, William Ransome, a man convinced of finding the answer to local hysteria in faith, just as Cora is on finding it in science. Despite their differing opinions, their lives become ever-more enmeshed, finding themselves bound to each other in ways neither could anticipate.
Sunday 5th February, 11.30am-12.30pm at Hart’s Books. Children, dogs and friends welcome! Suitable footwear recommended!