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Thu, 05 May



THE BROKEN PANE - Paperback Launch

Join Waterstones West End and Leamington Books for the paperback launch of Charlie Roy's debut novel, The Broken Pane. The memories I had built exploded. As the debris landed, my mind grasped at the facts. Charlie Roy’s will be chatting to Beth Cochrane about writing, inspiration and publication,

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THE BROKEN PANE - Paperback Launch
THE BROKEN PANE - Paperback Launch

Time & Location

05 May 2022, 18:00 – 19:00

Edinburgh, 128 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 4AD, UK

About the event

The Broken Pane was published on 1st October 2021 by Leamington Books as a hardback and went on to be the Edinburgh-based publisher’s bestselling hardback novel.

Debut novelist Charlie Roy is the author of The Broken Pane. A well-kent face on the Scottish poetry scene, Charlie has performed at the BBC Slam, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Edinburgh Fringe. In prose as in poetry, her work focuses on women’s lives, mental health and family. Charlie was born in London and grew up in Spain, eventually trading the sunshine for Scottish wind, making Edinburgh home. She drinks too much coffee and loves long beach walks with her labradoodle.

About The Broken Pane:

The Broken Pane is about loss and family when families are broken. Finding yourself in the pieces of memory. About a young woman and her search for answers.

In her early twenties, Tam rushes to her childhood flat only to be confronted by a tragic discovery. Anchored by the weight of family lore, she struggles to come to terms with her loss. As her life spirals, she sets off to find the one person who may hold the answers: her mother.

Tam’s travels take her far from a home which was more broken than she had ever realised.

Walking the line between reliable memory and unreliable narrator, Charlie Roy’s debut novel invites you to consider whether you are shaped by your past ― or if you shape your past yourself?

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