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Bramhall

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Meet Preston born author Jenn Ashworth. Jenn will be talking about her novel Fell.

Fell is a novel about miracles – wanted and otherwise – magic, healing and the danger of hope. It’s also about a family who run a lodging house on the edge of Morecambe Bay in a little town called Grange-over-Sands. One day, a mysterious and charismatic lodger arrives, claiming that he can heal Netty – the landlady of the house – of her terminal cancer. The novel is narrated by a pair of regretful ghosts, woken into being by their daughter’s return to the now abandoned lodging house. So it’s partly a ghost story, partly an exploration of loss and illness and magic, and
it’s partly about what happens when you do and don’t get exactly what you wished for.

Jenn Ashworth was born in Preston. She studied English at Cambridge and has since then gained an MA from Manchester University, trained as a librarian and run a prison library in Lancashire. Her first novel, A Kind of Intimacy, was published in 2009 and won a Betty Trask Award. Her third novel, The Friday Gospels, was
published to resounding critical acclaim. She currently lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Lancaster.

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