A Night In with Jodie Chapman
Join Jodie Chapman, in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Pandora Sykes, to celebrate the publication of Another Life, chosen as the BBC Two Between the Covers bookclub pick.
This event is now available on demand until 31st May.
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Nick and Anna work the same summer job at their local cinema. Anna is mysterious, beautiful, and from a very different world to Nick. She’s grown up preparing for the end of days, in a tightly-controlled existence where Christmas, getting drunk and sex before marriage are all off-limits.
So when Nick comes into her life, Anna falls passionately in love. Their shared world burns with poetry and music, cigarettes and conversation - hints of the people they hope to become.
But Anna, on the cusp of adulthood, is afraid to give up everything she’s ever believed in, and everyone she’s ever loved. She walks away, and Nick doesn’t stop her.
Years later, a tragedy draws Anna back into Nick’s life. But rekindling their relationship leaves Anna and Nick facing a terrible choice between a love that’s endured decades, and the promises they’ve made to others along the way.
Chatting with Pandora for this exclusive virtual event, Jodie will share the inspiration behind her debut novel and touch on its themes: grief, love, family and loss. Jodie will also explore how her experience of growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness has had an impact on her writing, her creativity, her approach to voice, and her creation of the character of Anna and her relationship with Nick.
Don’t miss this Fane Online event exploring first loves, and how all relationships - whether between families, between friends or between lovers - deepen and change over the years. After all, can you ever forget the one that got away?
‘A modern-day Atonement meets David Nicholls. Beautifully written – I couldn’t put it down’. Emma Gannon