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Licorice - Bridget Penney book launch and screening

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The Horse Hospital

Colonnade

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WC1N 1JD

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Chalk, gorse, old coppice, redundant dew ponds, a crossroads formed by the intersection of an A road and an ancient fisherman’s track.

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Readings from Bridget Penney, Timothy Thornton, Claire Makhlouf Carter

Chalk, gorse, old coppice, redundant dew ponds, a crossroads formed by the intersection of an A road and an ancient fisherman’s track. A grisly story of infanticide, cannibalism and rough justice remembered on the map: local kids have dared and scared each other to run round ‘the witch’s grave’ since way back when. It’s August. The rain shows no sign of stopping. Licorice, a reclusive middle-aged filmmaker, has only a brief window of opportunity to realise her long-cherished film project about the legend of Nan Kemp.

Playing with well-worn horror tropes as events on the shoot spiral out of control, and the sense of unease grows, Licorice is an original and contemporary work exploring folk horrors both ancient and modern.

Bridget will be reading from Licorice, and we will be screening a short adaptation of an M. R James story and a profoundly creepy public information film. Music and more guests TBA.

Licorice is the first book in a new series, Interstices, which will be edited by Bridget Penney. Book Works and Bridget will be putting out an open call for submissions in 2020.

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