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March 9 @ 7:00 pm
  • Festival 4
  • Fiction

The Last Days of Leda Grey

Essie Fox


Billericay Library
High Street
Billericay, CM12 9AB
£5 (27yrs and under)

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948

A haunting novel about a blazing summer, smouldering secrets, and a mysterious past brought to light in a silent screen beauty’s last days. Essie’s debut The Somnambulist was selected for the Channel 4 Book Club, and was shortlisted for New Writer of the Year in the 2012 National Book Awards.

Born and raised in Herefordshire, Essie worked in London in newspaper and book publishing, after which she spent over twenty years as a freelance commercial artist.

Since 2011, Essie has been writing novels which are published by Orion Books. She has given talks at the V&A, at the National Gallery, and at many other London events, and she writes the internationally popular blogs The Virtual Victorian and Eclectic Edwardian.

essiefox.co.uk   @essiefox    virtualvictorian.blogspot.co.uk    eclecticedwardian.blogspot.co.uk


FESTIVAL 4 – MULTIPLE EVENT OFFER: This year we are offering four events for the price of three on selected talks – Just choose any four events with the ‘Festival 4’ symbol when booking in person, over the phone or online.


Macabre, transporting, thick with atmosphere and allusion. Morgan McCarthy, author of The House of Birds

I was up at six this morning to relish it in the peace of my still sleeping household. It has taken me to new worlds, is riven with suspense, has made my imagination wander, and my fingers itch to turn the last page. Jojo Moyes on The Somnambulist

 Fox’s vivid, sensual prose is as seductive as a siren’s song, drawing you into a shadowy world of obsession and guilt. Heat


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