Skip to content

An evening with Patrick Gale

Location

Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN

Event description

We're delighted to welcome back the wonderful Patrick Gale to Chorleywood to talk about his mesmerising new novel 'Mother's Boy'.

Laura, an impoverished Cornish girl, meets her 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.

As an intensely private young man, Charles signs up for the navy with the new rank of coder. His escape from the tight, gossipy confines of Launceston to the colour and violence of war sees him blossom as he experiences not only the possibility of death, but the constant danger of a love that is as clandestine as his work.

MOTHER'S BOY is the story of a man who is among, yet apart from his fellows, in thrall to, yet at a distance from his own mother; a man being shaped for a long, remarkable and revered life spent hiding in plain sight. But it is equally the story of the dauntless mother who will continue to shield him long after the dangers of war are past.

Location


Still not loaded? Try reloading the page.
If you're still having trouble, call on 020 3769 7359.

Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN
Get Directions

Share buttons

Share event

Invite friends

Or share the following link directly:

https://tickets.mp/ZXZlbnQ6MTYwOA==

Finding the latest tickets for An evening with Patrick Gale.

Key image for event

Details

Event name
An evening with Patrick Gale
Start date
Location
Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN
Get Directions

Description

We're delighted to welcome back the wonderful Patrick Gale to Chorleywood to talk about his mesmerising new novel 'Mother's Boy'.

Laura, an impoverished Cornish girl, meets her 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.

As an intensely private young man, Charles signs up for the navy with the new rank of coder. His escape from the tight, gossipy confines of Launceston to the colour and violence of war sees him blossom as he experiences not only the possibility of death, but the constant danger of a love that is as clandestine as his work.

MOTHER'S BOY is the story of a man who is among, yet apart from his fellows, in thrall to, yet at a distance from his own mother; a man being shaped for a long, remarkable and revered life spent hiding in plain sight. But it is equally the story of the dauntless mother who will continue to shield him long after the dangers of war are past.


Share event

Invite friends

Or share the following link directly:

https://tickets.mp/ZXZlbnQ6MTYwOA==

Finding the latest tickets for An evening with Patrick Gale.