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Introducing Helen Cadbury: with Ruth Ware and Tom Harper

14th September 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join us for the launch of our Big City Read 2017. York’s own Tom Harper will be talking to bestselling psychological crime writer Ruth Ware about To Catch a Rabbit, their friendship with Helen and why the Big City Read is so important in sharing the joy of reading with people in York.

Helen Cadbury was a British crime writer, author of the Sean Denton series. She was born in the Midlands and grew up in Saddleworth, near Oldham. Helen worked as an actor, a drama teacher and in prison education. She also wrote poetry and plays.

Ruth Ware grew up in Lewes, in Sussex and studied at Manchester University, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. Her début thriller In a Dark, Dark Wood and the follow-up The Woman in Cabin 10 were both Sunday Times top ten bestsellers in the UK, and New York Times top ten bestsellers in the US. Her third book The Lying Game was published in June.

Tom Harper is the author of fourteen historical adventure and thriller novels, including Black River, Zodiac Station and The Orpheus Descent, which was York’s Big City Read in 2013. He is a former Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association and of the Harrogate History Festival. He lives with his family in Dringhouses. His latest book is The Tiger’s Prey, co-written with Wilbur Smith.

Tickets for this event are £5 and can be booked online or by popping into one of our libraries.


14th September 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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York Explore Library and Archive
Library Square, York,  YO1 7DS + Google Map