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An Evening with Natasha Solomons

Thursday 24th August
The Buttercross, Brigg, 7pm
"The greatest love story ever told was a lie......."
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Join us as we chat to Natasha Solomons about her incredible new book, Fair Rosaline. An untelling of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet and we are 100% in love with it. Weaving in language from the original play, it stays faithful to the original story in many ways, while adding a new point of view and a fresh interpretation of events.

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About Fair Rosaline

Romeo Montague is handsome and charming and the first time he sees young Rosaline Capulet, who has secretly snuck into his family's masquerade summer ball, he falls instantly in love.

At first Rosaline is unsure of Romeo's attentions but with her father determined that she join the nunnery, Romeo offers her the chance of a different life. Gradually he convinces her that only true love could make him feel this way, that he is enraptured by her beauty. Indeed, he cannot live without her!

And so begins the story of Romeo and Rosaline. These star-crossed lovers must keep everything hidden from Rosaline's family, at least until they are wed. But when a destitute young girl appears, claiming to be carrying Romeo's child, Rosaline starts to doubt all that she has been told. And as whispers of more girls reach her ears, what once felt like a courtship begins to feel more like a pursuit.

As Rosaline recognises Romeo for the villain he truly is, his gaze turns suddenly towards Rosaline's adored and beautiful cousin, thirteen-year old Juliet.

Can Rosaline save Juliet, who falls under Romeo's spell just as quickly as she did? Or can this story only ever end one way?

The subversive, powerful untelling of Shakespeare's best known tale. A fierce, forgotten voice: this is Rosaline's story.

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Natasha Solomons

Natasha Solomons is the author of seven internationally bestselling novels, including Mr Rosenblum's List, The Novel in the Viola, which was chosen for the Richard & Judy Book Club, and I, Mona Lisa. Her work has been translated into seventeen languages, and Fair Rosaline is her latest work. She lives in Dorset with her family.

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