Diane Setterfield – Once Upon a River

Wednesday 13th November

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

6.30pm-8pm

Some say the river drowned her…

Some say it brought her back to life

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child.

Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.

Is it a miracle?

Is it magic?

And who does the little girl belong to?

An exquisitely crafted multi-layered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s bestseller The Thirteenth Tale.

“Diane’s masterful storytelling draws you in to a beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing.” – M L Stedman, bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans

Diane’s bestselling novel, The Thirteenth Tale, was published in 38 countries, sold more than three million copies, and was made into a television drama starring Olivia Colman and Vanessa Redgrave. Born in rural Berkshire, she now lives near Oxford, by the Thames.


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 Diane Setterfield.