Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Local Literary Feature with Marie Kemplay and @revpeterlaws

Today Marie talked to Peter Laws about his debut novel 'Purged'. 'Purged' will be released next week and is a crime thriller which follows the story of an ex-minister and sociologist investigating religiously motivated crime. Peter said that being a minister himself made the religious element of the novel easy to research, and even found he based the main character slightly on himself because he was trying to write a character that he related to. Marie also talked to Peter about being a minister and where the more macabre side of the book came from.

Peter is also writing another book about why people are interested in morbidity, where he travels around and visits spooky places. In researching this book he visited places as diverse as Transylvania and Bath.

Peter also makes a podcast called "The Flicks that Church Forgot", which explores spiritual themes found in the culture of horror.

For more information visit Peter's website:
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Local Literary Events:

Events at Waterstones St Albans:
Packed - Book Launch Celebration

Thursday 9th February
7pm - 9pm

Half Term Events - The Night the Dragon Got Bored

Monday 13th February
2pm - 2.45pm

Storytelling Games, stories and songs with Sally

Wednesday 15th February at 11:30–12:30

Kevee Lynch Book Launch

Wednesday 1st March
7.30pm - 9pm

Simon Michael Evening Talk And Signing
Thursday 16th March
7.30pm - 9pm

Events at Segrue Books, Radlett:
Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm

February Book Group: City of the Mind by Penelope Lively


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