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Amanda Craig - In conversation with Daphne Skinnard

<B>Amanda Craig</B>

Date: Saturday 13th May 2017
Time: 14:00

Amanda Craig

in conversation with
Daphne Skinnard

Bestselling novelist, critic, journalist and story writer, Amanda Craig discusses her latest novel, The Lie of the Land, with BBC Radio Cornwall’s Assistant Editor, Daphne Skinnard.

Like many modern couples, Lottie and Quentin can’t afford to divorce. They are forced by the recession and the loss of their jobs, to leave a gilded metropolitan life in London to rent a damp, dingy farmhouse in Devon.

Lottie’s teenage son Xan has missed the grades for his university place and gets a zero-hours contract working at a pie-factory, while his little sisters are enrolled at the village school.

All are in shock in this strange new existence and yet Devon has more to offer than any of them thought possible.

As a sense of freedom reveals itself, so does the dark past surrounding their home. Unlike their neighbours they have no idea what happened in their new house a year ago, or why their rent is so low.

Amanda brilliantly captures the stress and surprises of their new life, and the potentially lethal interplay between money and marriage and town and country.

The Lie of the Land is an extraordinary portrait of two very different sides of the nation.

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