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Victoria Glendinning

The Butcher's Daughter

Wednesday 27th June at 6:30pm

Tickets £3.00, available over the phone on 020 7485 7793 , in person from the shop, or via the link below.

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We are delighted to welcome Victoria Glendinning to the Owl to talk about her new historical novel The Butcher’s Daughter. 

It is 1535 and Agnes Peppin, daughter of a West Country butcher, leaves her family home in disgrace. Banished and forced to abandon her new-born infant, she is meant to live out her days cloistered behind the walls of the Shaftesbury Abbey. But as Agnes grapples with the complex rules and hierarchies of her new life, King Henry VIII has proclaimed himself the new head of the Church. Religious houses are being formally suppressed and the great Abbey is no exception to the purge.

‘Glendinning writes with a vivid immediacy about a fascinating, dark moment in our island story… a refreshing and original tale [about] the underside of Henry’s religious Reformation’ The Times

‘A powerful and very immediate picture of another age. It is full of violence and loss, and yet it is also a testament to survival, courage, pity, and the eternal beauty to be found in small things’ Anne Perry

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