About Adam Farrer

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‘The Sea and Everything In It’ by Kirby Wright

‘The Sea and Everything In It’ by Kirby Wright

The boy stood at the fence line watching Valdez stack wood. The ranch hand was burning the horse. The stink of scorched flesh made the boy feel sick. He watched a hand of black smoke reach through the pasture and wondered if it would grab Flash’s spirit and carry it up to Heaven. He...

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The Real Story: Live with Lauren Elkin

The Real Story: Live with Lauren Elkin

On Thursday June 22nd we present our first The Real Story: Live event of 2017 at Gullivers. We’re delighted to tell you that it will be headlined by Lauren Elkin, author of Flâneuse. Part memoir, part biography, part cultural meander, this captivating book explores why women wander, what we’re looking for, and how, by putting one foot...

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“Shoe Sale” by Sile Mannion

“Shoe Sale” by Sile Mannion

His wife died unexpectedly. She dropped dead in the shower. He found her. She hardly drank, never smoked, was forever at the gym. A healthy corpse. She had great shoes, my size. She hated waste, so he puts on a sale. I go to the sale, but not the funeral. (I didn’t know her...

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“The Absent Bride and Other Guests” by Victoria Briggs

“The Absent Bride and Other Guests” by Victoria Briggs

In leafy, liberal Providence – capital of Rhode Island, America’s smallest state – the talk at dinner is of Donald Trump: will he get elected, if he gets elected. In the event of a possible Trump administration, most Rhode Islanders seem to be hatching an escape. One dinner guest has plans to jet across...

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‘Badminton in Threes’ by Fiona Hughes

‘Badminton in Threes’ by Fiona Hughes

Lucy Lucy Lucy Lucy Lucy Lucy Lucy Lucy Lucy, we wrote, on the squares in our maths books, in between neatly drawn triangles and beautiful algebra Xs. We sat in maths, our heads held in concentration over desks as we drew lines with rulers and worked out equations, but, when there were gaps in...

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‘All Cut Up’ by Mel Fawcett

‘All Cut Up’ by Mel Fawcett

With its massive lion-claw feet and its huge bulk covered in worn brown leather, my mother’s old chair was like a mythological beast, hunkering down on the floor.  Despite its springs, the webbing drooping underneath like bulging haemorrhoids, and the way it leaked dusty horsehair everywhere, she loved that chair. She was sitting in...

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Literature Live: Vona Groarke and Katherine Angel

Literature Live: Vona Groarke and Katherine Angel

We’re delighted to be presenting this event on Monday 6 February in partnership with the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester, hosted by its co-director, Kaye Mitchell.   Vona Groarke has published seven collections of poetry, most recently, Selected Poems (Gallery Press, 2016). Current editor of Poetry Ireland Review and a...

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‘Night’ by Eli Regan

‘Night’ by Eli Regan

And I walk with abandonment, want to walk it off. Needing to distract myself. I anaesthetise myself with my child. I feed her. I change her. I play with her. I comfort her in the night. This night is different. She’s not here. I can’t anaesthetise myself from life. I can’t distract myself. I...

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‘Hero’ by Sophie Parkes

‘Hero’ by Sophie Parkes

Today’s date had been circled on my calendar for weeks. It would be my first solo drive, my first drive to Oxford, and, most importantly, the first time I’d attend a gig by myself. I had printed out the ticket and placed it on the passenger seat next to me as, checking mirrors for...

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Q&A: Horatio Clare

Q&A: Horatio Clare

Horatio Clare is an author and journalist. He has written two memoirs, the Somerset Maugham Award-winning Running for the Hills and Truant: Notes from the Slippery Slope, as well as two works of travel and nature writing: A Single Swallow and Down to the Sea in Ships. He wrote and edited Sicily Through Writers’...

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