Ruth Jones’ latest funny and uplifting novel, Love Untold, features four generations of a family: Grama Grace, about to turn 90 but as spritely as ever; her estranged daughter, Alys, who’s been absent for 32 years; Alys’ daughter Elin, a stressed head teacher with a marriage on the rocks, and Beca, Elin’s teenage daughter, who’s just beginning to find her way in the world. Can the women be reconciled and healed or are mother/daughter relationships destined for difficulty?
The BAFTA award-winning Welsh screenwriter, actor, comedian and novelist joins us for a special In Conversation about her career creating and playing characters on page and screen. Ruth is best-known for her award-winning television writing on Gavin and Stacey, in which she played the much-loved Nessa Jenkins, and Stella, in which she played the eponymous single mum of three. Her bestselling debut novel Never Greener was a WHSmith Fiction Book of the Year and was chosen for the Zoe Ball Book Club.
Hosted by Julia Wheeler.
Copies of Love Untold will be available to collect before the event + there will be a post event book signing with Ruth.
We are also hosting Manchester Literature Festival’s event Maggie O’Farrell in Conversation on Thu 24 Nov. Find more information and book tickets here.
Priority booking is available for Manchester Literature Festival Get Closer Members on Wed 27 Jul, by phone or at the box office using the code provided to you by MLF. Membership starts at £20 per annum and is available HERE.
On sale to Friends: Wed 27 Jul, 11.00
On sale to Members: Thu 28 Jul, 11.00
On sale to General Public: Fri 29 Jul, 10.00