Book Launch Gala Dinner in Launceston on March 4, 2022

As part of a whole weekend of events laid on by the Charles Causley Trust, of which Patrick is one of the proud patrons, Patrick will be a guest a gala dinner in Launceston’s Eagle House Hotel. He’ll take part in a Q and A about the novel and read from it.  The tickets are expensive because this is primarily a fundraising event for the trust, but you’ll get a delicious meal in a stunning building ( mentioned, of course, in Charles’ poems) and a good chance to talk to Patrick about this new novel.  There’ll also be a great chance to bid for some fantastic prizes in a charity auction.

Based on the youth and boyhood of Charles Causley and the life of his mother, Patrick’s latest novel begins when Laura Causley meets her soon-to-be husband when they are both in service in Teignmouth in 1916. They have a baby, Charles, but Laura’s husband returns home from the trenches a damaged man, already ill with the tuberculosis that will soon leave her a widow. In a small, class-obsessed town she raises her boy alone, working as a laundress, and gradually becomes aware that he is some kind of genius.

Tickets are limited so for your chance to be a part of this once in a lifetime event, book your ticket now!

Important information about admission: Please remember to have a digital copy or print out of your ticket confirmation email ready when arriving at our event. Ticket confirmation is needed for admission to all our events, even if they are free. For information about covid guidelines and parking in Launceston, please refer to the supporting document in your ticket confirmation email.

7-10 pm Tickets: £75.00 for Adults, £67.00 for Trust Members. To book, click here.

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