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The House with the Golden Door

Elodie Harper
Elodie Harper The House with the Golden Door

Venue:

Loughton Library, Trap’s Hill
Loughton, IG10 1HG
Tickets:
£8
£7 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Jobseekers)
Book

The life of a courtesan is glittering, yet precarious…

Be transported to a rich and prosperous Pompeii as Elodie Harper joins us to talk about the second instalment in her Wolf Den Trilogy reimagining the lives of the women from the town’s lupanar. A story of power, love, hate, privilege, female empowerment and friendship found in the most unlikely places.

‘Utterly spellbinding’ Woman & Home

 

Venue: Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton, IG10 1HD

Tickets: £8 / £7 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Jobseekers)

Date and time: Thursday 23rd June, 7.00pm

Box Office: Book online or via Mercury Theatre 01206 573948 (10am – 8pm Tuesday to Saturday)

 

The House with the Golden Door by Elodie Harper

The House with the Golden Door coverThe life of a courtesan in Pompeii is glittering, yet precarious…

Amara has escaped her life as a slave in the town’s most notorious brothel, but now her existence depends on the affections of her patron: a man she might not know as well as she once thought.

At night she dreams of the wolf den, still haunted by her past. Amara longs for the women she was forced to leave behind and worse, finds herself pursued by the man who once owned her. In order to be free, she will need to be as ruthless as he is.

Amara knows her existence in Pompeii is subject to Venus, the goddess of love. Yet finding love may prove to be the most dangerous act of all.

We return to Pompeii for the second instalment in Elodie Harper’s Wolf Den Trilogy, reimagining the lives of the women from the town’s lupanar.

Praise for The Wolf Den:

‘Utterly spellbinding’ Woman & Home

‘I couldn’t put it down’ Claire Douglas

‘Deeply moving’ William Ryan

 

Buy a copy of The House with the Golden Door from bookshop.org

 

About the Author

Elodie HarperElodie Harper is a journalist and prize-winning short story writer. Her story ‘Wild Swimming’ won the 2016 Bazaar of Bad Dreams short story competition, which was judged by Stephen King. She is currently a reporter at ITV News Anglia, and before that worked as a producer for Channel 4 News. The House with the Golden Door is the second book in The Wolf Den trilogy. The first book in the trilogy, The Wolf Den, was a Waterstones Book of the Month for fiction and a Sunday Times Top 15 bestseller.

You can find Elodie Harper on Twitter @ElodieITV and on Instagram @ElodielHarper

Website: elodieharper.com

 

 

Venue

Loughton Library
Trap’s Hill
Loughton, IG10 1HG
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