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Emma Stonex

Festival Book Club Read

It works like a book group - but you get to meet the author!

Inspired by a haunting true story, our inaugural Festival Book Club Read, The Lamplighters, is the gorgeous and atmospheric debut novel about the mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from a remote tower miles from the Cornish coast, and about the wives who were left behind. What strange fate befell these doomed men? The heavy sea whispers their names. Black rocks roll beneath the surface, drowning ghosts. And out of the swell like a finger of light, the salt-scratched tower stands lonely and magnificent.

Read the book ahead of the event, and come along to meet the author, Emma Stonex, and chat about your reaction to the novel.

Books available to buy for £10 (RRP £14.99) from The Rowan Tree on Budleigh Salterton High Street (CASH ONLY PLEASE), or in person from Winstone Books Sidmouth or by mail order here.

10% ticket discount for book groups of 5 people or more.

‘A whodunnit, horror novel, ghost story and fantastically gripping psychological investigation rolled into one...a pitch-perfect piece of writing.’ The Guardian

Event Type:


Category: Adults

Event details:
Start date: 15 Sep 2021 05:30 pm - End date: 15 Sep 2021 06:30 pm

Ticket price:

student/concessions: £8.00