Things in Jars: In Conversation with Jess Kidd
Join us for a lunchtime chat with Costa award-winning author Jess Kidd as we delve into the realm of Victorian mystery with her latest book, Things in Jars.
Things in Jars tells the story of Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age. 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 as Christabel 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.
Jess Kidd will be instore discussing her own journey into the mysterious and eerie underbelly of Victorian London, answering your questions and signing copies of her new novel.
Tickets: Free reservation—simply reserve a place for each person attending!
Venue: Foyles Grand Central Birmingham, B2 4BF
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