Manchester Literature Festival presents

An Evening with Ruth Jones

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.

1 hour and 20 minutes

  • Running time: 75-80mins (no interval)
  • Age recommendation: 14yrs+
  • Tickets £16
  • Book & Ticket Deal £30 includes a copy of ‘Love, Untold’ (RRP £20)