Helen Cullen – The Lost Letters of William Woolf
Wednesday 29th May
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THE LOST LETTERS OF WILLIAM WOOLF
“More than kisses, letters mingle souls” – John Donne.
Inside East London’s Dead Letters Depot, William Woolf unites lost mail with its intended recipient. White mice, a miniature grandfather clock and a full suit of armour are among the more unusual items lost then found thanks to William’s detective work.
But when he discovers a series of letters addressed only to ‘My Great Love’, everything changes. Written by Winter to a soulmate she hasn’t yet met, her heartfelt words stir William in ways he has long forgotten. Could they be destined for him? But what about his troubled marriage?
William must follow the clues in Winter’s letters to solve the mystery of his own heart.
This novel meditates on the lost art, and power, of letter-writing. It is concerned with the juxtaposition that often exists between the portrayal of romantic love in the media and the arts and the pragmatic reality of sustaining a committed relationship over a long period of time. In the Dead Letters Depot, these notions of magic and realism collide on a daily basis and William’s story unfolds.
ABOUT HELEN CULLEN
Helen Cullen is an Irish writer living in London.
Her debut novel, The Lost Letters of William Woolf was published by Penguin in July 2018 in the UK, and will be published in America by Harper Collins in June 2019.
The first draft of this novel was written while completing the Guardian/UEA novel writing programme under the mentorship of Michèle Roberts. Helen holds an M.A. Theatre Studies from UCD and is currently completing an M.A. English Literature at Brunel University.
Helen was nominated as Best Newcomer in the An Post Irish Book Awards 2018.
Helen is now writing full-time and working on her second novel. She is also a contributor to the Irish Times newspaper and Sunday Times Magazine.
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 The Lost Letters of William Woolf.