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25 May 2023
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
We’re thrilled to be working with the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing to host the launch of Thomas D. Lee’s wonderfully entertaining new novel PERILOUS TIMES. Mixing Arthurian legend with contemporary fantasy, this sharply witty and relevant debut will delight fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Thomas will be in conversation with Beth Underdown (The Witchfinder’s Sister, The Key in the Lock).
About the book:
IN PERILOUS TIMES LIKE THESE, THE REALM DOESN’T JUST NEED A HERO.
IT NEEDS A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR.
Sir Kay and his fellow knights awake from their mythical slumber whenever Britain has need of them; they fought at Agincourt and at the Somme. But in these perilous modern times, the realm is more divided than ever, a dragon has been seen for the first time in centuries, and Kay is not the only ancient and terrible thing to come crawling up out of the ground…
Perilous Times is a fiercely entertaining contemporary take on the myths of Camelot, which asks: what happens when the Knights of the Round Table return to fix the problems of the modern world?
About the author:
Thomas D. Lee is an author of fantastical and historical fiction. In 2019 he completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing. He has now embarked upon a PhD at the same institution, specialising in queer interpretations of the Arthurian mythos. He frequently considers emulating Merlin and becoming a hermit in the woods who speaks only in riddles.
Doors: 18.30, event starts: 18.45
Tickets are £3.00 or free when pre-ordering a copy of the book. PERILOUS TIMES will also be available to purchase on the night and Thomas will be signing copies after the talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make the event, please contact us on 0161 274 3331 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange this for you.
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