Saturday and Sunday readings take place upstairs in
Woodstock Town Hall
Diane Setterfield, Once Upon A River, Saturday 19 January, 7.30pm, Woodstock Town Hall. Tickets in advance £6 to include wine.
Oxford author Diane Setterfield has been described as 'mistress of the art of storytelling' and her new book, Once Upon A River, shows that she is at the top of her art. Her subject is storytelling itself - the stories people tell to explain loss and mystery. The book opens in an old pub by the Thames, the Swan at Radcot, where the regulars are telling tsales to each other. In bursts a wounded stranger carrying a drowned child. The repercussions of that moment ripple through the book as the child's identity is explored.