An Evening with Jess Kidd

We're thrilled to invite Jess Kidd to Waterstones Nottingham for the release of her latest book, 'Things in Jars'

Tue, 2 Apr 2019
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Waterstones Nottingham
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Jess Kidd has delighted fans of the eerie and macabre with her previous two novels, BBC Radio 2 Book Club picks 'The Hoarder' and 'Himself'. Now we're thrilled to invite her to Waterstones Nottingham for the release of her latest book, 'Things in Jars'.

Join us for what promises to be a riveting and unforgettable evening with this Costa Award-winning author.


'A writer with a poet's skill of balancing clarity and innovative flair'
- Andrew Michael Hurley, The Loney

'This book takes things to another level - thrilling, mysterious, twisted but more than anything, beautifully written and filled to bursting point with heart'
- Graham Norton

London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and with her reputation in tatters, a remarkable puzzle has come her way. Christabel Berwick has been kidnapped. But Christabel is no ordinary child. She is not supposed to exist. As Bridie fights to recover the stolen child she enters a world of fanatical anatomists, crooked surgeons and mercenary showmen. Anomalies are in fashion, curiosities are the thing, and fortunes are won and lost in the name of entertainment. The public love a spectacle and Christabel may well prove the most remarkable spectacle London has ever seen. Things in Jars is an enchanting Victorian detective novel that explores what it is to be human in inhumane times.

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