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Book Launch “How to be a French Girl” by Rose Cleary

Chalkwell Hall
7.00 pm to 10.00 pm

A launch celebration of ‘How to be a French Girl’.

The first novel from Essex writer and author Rose Cleary, published by Weatherglass Books. Due out August 2023. An opportunity to hear from Rose and pre-order your own copy on the night.

As part of Essex Book Festival and Essex Writers House.

“…a fierce, disturbing and funny debut novel about desire, art and what we’ll risk to change ourselves.”

About Rose Cleary

Rose is an author and writer from Essex. Her further texts include The Cleaner as Critic (New Socialist), Pompeii? (Precarious Straits, The Other MA and The Other Waterworks, Estuary Festival 2021) and Rhythmsss: a Snake Eating its Tail (Focal Point Gallery, Historic England)

About Weatherglass Books

Weatherglass Books is a new independent press founded by Neil Griffiths (novelist and founder of the Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses) and Damian Lanigan (novelist and playwright). Weatherglass was founded on a shared love of Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Blue Flower and a shared fear that it wouldn’t find a publisher today. Weatherglass Books wants to clear a space for the next The Blue Flower.


About Metal

Metal is currently active in Essex, Peterborough and Liverpool. Founded in 2002, we aim to help build stronger, healthier and happier communities, through art, culture and creativity. We believe that everyone deserves a rich and cultural life, and where you live should not be a barrier to this. We hold time and space for artists of all ages and backgrounds to forge new ideas and realise their potential. Our approach celebrates place, builds local connections and nurtures talent, encouraging experimentation, collaboration and co-creation.

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