Launch event with Eliza Clark

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Launch event with Eliza Clark
We are SO thrilled that Eliza Clark is joining us at THE BISCUIT FACTORY in Newcastle to celebrate the publication of her stunning new novel PENANCE. Already one of our favourite books of the year, it's an utterly chilling, compulsive story of a murder among teenagers, on the eve of the historic Brexit vote. Eliza will be in conversation with Matt Wesolwski (The SIX STORIES series)

About the book:

Do you know what happened already? Did you know her? Did you see it on the internet? Did you listen to a podcast? Did the hosts make jokes?

Did you see the pictures of the body?

Did you look for them?

It's been nearly a decade since the horrifying murder of sixteen-year-old Joan Wilson rocked Crow-on-Sea, and the events of that terrible night are now being published for the first time.

That story is Penance, a dizzying feat of masterful storytelling, where Eliza Clark manoeuvres us through accounts from the inhabitants of this small seaside town. Placing us in the capable hands of journalist Alec Z. Carelli, Clark allows him to construct what he claims is the 'definitive account' of the murder - and what led up to it. Built on hours of interviews with witnesses and family members, painstaking historical research, and most notably, correspondence with the killers themselves, the result is a riveting snapshot of lives rocked by tragedy, and a town left in turmoil.

The only question is: how much of it is true?

Event Dates

Date Available Ticket Types Ticket Price Book Tickets
6th July 2023,
  • Standard
  • GBP 7 - 17
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