Judith and Sally are delighted to invite you to a
of new work by artist
Friday 5th April
from 6.00 – 7.30pm
in the Gallery at Caxton Books
Jane is a self-taught artist living in Wivenhoe. She paints seascapes, still life and abstracts using a variety of media, including hand-printed tissue papers for collage, which creates a unique depth of texture and colour in her work. Sparse calm and meditative, with an influence of the St. Ives Artists, her work has become well collected and has sold through the Saatchi online gallery, as well as galleries in the local area and beyond.
We do hope you can join us to meet Jane and enjoy a glass of wine with us.
Monday 1st April at 10.30am and 7pm. Wednesday 3rd April at 7pm and Friday 5th April at 10.30am.
From the Man Booker shortlisted author of Harvest.
Busi, famed in his town for his music and songs, is mourning the recent
death of his wife and quietly living out his days in the large villa he
has always called home. Then one night Busi is attacked by a creature
he disturbs as it raids the contents of his larder. Busi is convinced
that what assaulted him was no animal, but a child, ‘innocent and wild’,
and his words fan the flames of old rumour – of an ancient race of
people living in the bosk surrounding the town – and new controversy:
the town’s paupers, the feral wastrels at its edges, must be dealt with.
Once and for all.
Lyrical and warm, intimate and epic, The Melody by Jim Crace tracks the few days that will see Busi and the town he loves altered irrevocably. This is a story about grief and ageing, about reputation and the loss of it, about love and music and the peculiar way myth seeps into real life. And it is a political novel too – a rallying cry to protect those we persecute.
Strange, unsettling, brilliant . . . one of our most original and inventive novelists (Observer)