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An evening with Claire McGlasson

7 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the paperback publication of THE MISADVENTURES OF MARGARET FINCH, with Claire McGlasson!

We are delighted to welcome journalist and writer, Claire McGlasson to West Kirby, to celebrate the paperback publication of her second novel, THE MISADVENTURES OF MARGARET FINCH.

Join us on Tuesday 7th May, 7pm, when Claire will be reading from the book, before chatting to Jordan from the bookshop, answering questions from the audience, and signing copies of her books.


‘Original, intelligent and beautifully written. . . alive with period detail.’ — Daily Mail

‘A gem of a book.’ — Elodie Harper

‘Such a joy.’ — Jo Browning Wroe

‘Utterly transporting, piercingly honest and intimate.’ — Ingrid Persaud

Blackpool, 1938. Miss Margaret Finch – a rather demure young woman – has just begun work in a position that relies on her discretion and powers of observation. Then, her path is crossed by the disgraced Rector of Stiffkey (aka Harold Davidson), who is the subject of a national scandal.

Margaret is determined to discover the truth behind the headlines: is Davidson a maligned hero or an exploiter of the vulnerable? But her own troubles are never far away, and Margaret’s fear that history is about to repeat itself means she needs to uncover that truth urgently.

This deeply evocative novel ripples with the tension of a country not yet able to countenance the devastation of another war. Margaret walks us along the promenade, peeks into the baths and even dares a trip on the love boat in this, her first seaside summer season, on a path more dangerous than she could ever have imagined.


Claire McGlasson is a journalist who works for ITV News and enjoys the variety of life on the road with a TV camera. She lives in Cambridgeshire. Her debut novel, THE RAPTURE, was a Sunday Times Book of the Year and shortlisted for the London Magazine Debut Prize for Outstanding Literary Fiction. THE MISADVENTURES OF MARGARET FINCH is her second novel.

Tickets are £5 standard admission/ £12 inc. a copy of the book. Complimentary drinks will be provided on arrival. Tickets are non-refundable but if you can’t make it to the event and would like a signed/dedicated copy of the book please let us know via email, hello@thewestkirbybookshop.com

This event is being held at The West Kirby Bookshop, 6 Grange Road, West Kirby, CH48 4HA.


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