Announcing the launch of Digging Up Milton by Jennifer Wallace.
Thurs Oct 1st
Thursday 1st Oct 2015
St Giles’ Cripplegate Church
Cnr Wood St & Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA
Getting there – closest Stations:
Barbican or Moorgate Tube Stations
(Metropolitan, Northern, Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines)
or Moorgate Railway Station.
About the Book:
This darkly humorous novel vividly captures the boisterous, bawdy life of the 18th century London streets in a tale of greed, guilt and a paradise lost.
London, 1790: John Milton, one of Britain’s greatest poets, has been dead for over a century. Lizzie Grant, gravedigger, wife and entrepreneur, is very much alive.
When Milton’s bones surface at St Giles’ Church in London’s Cripplegate, illiterate yet enterprising Lizzie seizes the opportunity to make her mark on history. But Lizzie hasn’t accounted for Milton’s power – as a hero, a revolutionary, and a literary genius. Amongst circulating body parts and surrounded by hypocrisy, Lizzie’s dreams start to unravel.
In 1790 it seems a lot of people want a piece of Milton.
We are delighted to invite you to join us for this very special evening. Come along to find out more about this exciting novel by Jennifer Wallace. It’s a fabulous opportunity to meet with the author and get her insights and inspirations behind the book with guest speaker from Cillian Press.
We look forward to seeing you there.