Walking Book Club: The House of Broken Bricks with Fiona Williams

If you love reading and enjoy walking, then this could be just the book club you have been seeking...

Join author Fiona Williams for a walk & talk in the woods of Exmoor.

The House of Broken Bricks is Faber’s lead debut title for 2024 and set on the Somerset Levels where Fiona lives with her family having moved from south-east London.

‘Ain’t nothing wrong with being broken. Nothing at all. You’re like these houses, not a whole brick in em and look how strong they are.

As Tess traces the sunrise over the floodplains, light that paints the house a startling crimson, she yearns for the comforting chaos of life as it once was. Instead of Max and Sonny tracking dirt through the kitchen – Tess and Richard’s ‘rainbow twins’ – Tess absorbs the quiet. The nights draw in, the soil cools and Richard fights to get his winter crops planted rather than deal with the discussion he cannot bear to have.’

“Shocking and powerful. . . This is the best kind of storytelling.” Victoria Hislop

Fiona holds a BSc (Hons) in biological sciences from the University of Westminster and an MA with distinction in creative writing from Bath Spa University. Winner of the 2021 Bridport Prize, Peggy Chapman-Andrews First Novel Award she is currently completing a PhD in creative writing at the University of Exeter.

“I wanted to tell the story of a Black Londoner who moves to a farming village with her husband and attempts to raise their ten-year-old fraternal twins of different colours – is it possible for her to find belonging and love in a rural landscape?”

A level of walking fitness is required, please dress appropriately and do bring a blanket or cushion to sit on - we walk in all weathers. SORRY NO DOGS ON THIS SPECIAL AUTHOR EVENT.

Walk, Talk + Book £22 (rrp £14.99 HB) or Walk & Talk £12.00