K.J. Maitland introduces The Drowned City 02/11/21
Join us for our first evening event in 18 months! We'll be welcoming the wonderful K.J Maitland, and discussing her novel of gunpowder, treason and revenge in The Drowned City of Bristol.
Event Date: Tuesday 2nd November 2021
Location: The Eastfield, Henleaze Road (The conservatory within the pub)
The ticket price is redeemable against the purchase of The Drowned City.
You will receive an email confirmation of your ticket purchase but we will have a list of all attendees on the door so you do not need to print out this email.
To ensure we can welcome everybody comfortably and safely, we will now be holding events at The Eastfield on Henleaze Road. We ask that people purchase a drink when they attend, to show support for the venue. Thank you.
About the book
"This gripping thriller shows what a wonderful storyteller Maitland is."
"There are few authors who can bring the past to life so compellingly...it was a genuine treat to follow Pursglove into the devastated streets of Bristol where shadows and menace lurk round almost every corner. It’s brilliant writing and more importantly, riveting reading."
Gunpowder and treason changed England forever. But the tides are turning and revenge runs deep...
1606. A year to the day that men were executed for conspiring to blow up Parliament, a towering wave devastates the Bristol Channel. Some proclaim God’s vengeance. Others seek to take advantage.
In London, Daniel Pursglove lies in prison waiting to die. But Charles FitzAlan, close adviser to King James I, has a job in mind that will free a man of Daniel’s skill from the horrors of Newgate. If he succeeds.
For Bristol is a hotbed of Catholic spies, and where better for the lone conspirator who evaded arrest, one Spero Pettingar, to gather allies than in the chaos of a drowned city? Daniel journeys there to investigate FitzAlan’s lead, but soon finds himself at the heart of a dark Jesuit conspiracy - and in pursuit of a killer.
About the author
Karen Maitland is an historical novelist, lecturer and teacher of Creative Writing, with over twenty books to her name. She grew up in Malta, which inspired her passion for history, and travelled and worked all over the world before settling in the United Kingdom. She has a doctorate in psycholinguistics, and now lives on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.