Barney Norris – The Vanishing Hours

Wednesday 11th September

Tickets are £5.00 and are available to order in store
or over the phone on 01628 473 240

6.30pm-8pm


From the bestselling author of Five Rivers Met On A Wooded Plain comes this captivating novel about love, abandonment, and the power of stories to help us find meaning in a confusing world – a world that can sometimes threaten to overwhelm us, but one that is rich with possibility, and always full of wonder.

This was how I heard the most important story of my life, the thing that decided me, the story that determined who I was in the end.

At a hotel bar in a quiet English town, two strangers meet by chance and share their stories. Hers is of an inconspicuous life, shaken by heartbreak and scattered with unfulfilled dreams. His is a dizzying tale of an unending quest for someone he lost in his youth.

From the blustery cliffs of Dover to the confines of a dark prison cell; from the courtroom witness box to the West End stage, we join him as he slips through time.

Extraordinary though his story is, what she has to reveal is even more surprising, and will take them to a place neither of them – or you – expected.


About Barney Norris

Barney Norris is a critically acclaimed playwright, poet and author. He is the co-artistic director of theatre company Up in Arms, and is the Martin Esslin Playwright in Residence at Keble College, Oxford. He has a BA (Hons) from the University of Oxford and an MA (Hons) from Royal Holloway, University of London. Barney’s debut novel, Five Rivers Met On A Wooded Plain, was published in April 2016 to critical acclaim.


Tickets cost £5 and are available to purchase in the shop, or you can telephone us on 01628 473 240. All tickets include a glass of wine or a soft drink, and 20% off copies of books written by Barney Norris.