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Best Selling Teen/YA Author Jenny Downham & Liz Flanagan in conversation with Lisa Williamson

Tuesday 5th July 19:00 at Liverpool

Waterstones Liverpool are proud to welcome best-selling and incredibly popular Teen/YA author Jenny Downham ("Before I Die")to read from and discuss her latest novel "Unbecoming". Jenny will be joined by debut teen author Liz Flanagan ("Eden Summer") and the evening will be hosted by author Lisa Williamson ("The Art of Being Normal").

Jenny Downham's first book "Before I Die" won plaudits and critical acclaim worldwide. Her latest book looks set to do the same. Dealing with dementia and gender/sexuality, these issues are handled with wisdom and lightness. The Times called it "compassionate, unclichéd and involving.”

Three women - three secrets - one heart-stopping story. Katie, seventeen, in love with someone whose identity she can't reveal.Her mother Caroline, uptight, worn out and about to find the past catching up with her. Katie's grandmother, Mary, back with the family after years of mysterious absence and 'capable of anything', despite suffering from Alzheimers. As Katie cares for an elderly woman who brings daily chaos to her life, she finds herself drawn to her. Rules get broken as allegiances shift. Is Mary contagious? Is 'badness' genetic? In confronting the past, Katie is forced to seize the present. As Mary slowly unravels and family secrets are revealed, Katie learns to live and finally dares to love.Funny, sad, honest and wise, Unbecoming is a celebration of life, and learning to honour your own stories.

Liz Flanagan's teen/YA debut novel "Eden Summer" has been described by Melvyn Burgess as "a thriller of the heart, written from the heart".

Join us to hear Jenny and Liz discuss their influences, the current themes in Teen/YA literature and much more!

Further details: 0151 709 9820

Liverpool Waterstones, Liverpool
Tuesday 5th July 19:00

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