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An evening with Natasha Pulley at Linghams bookshop in conversation

9 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a delightful evening at Linghams bookshop, where we’ll have the pleasure of conversing with the amazing Natasha Pulley!

An evening with Natasha Pulley at Linghams bookshop in conversation

Join us for an exciting in-person event at Linghams Booksellers! We are thrilled to welcome the talented author Natasha Pulley for an engaging conversation about her latest book. Get ready to dive into the world of her captivating storytelling as she shares insights and anecdotes. This is a unique opportunity to meet the author and have your burning questions answered. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable evening filled with literary delights!

About the book:

THE MARS HOUSE is a beautiful queer romance set in a future where climate change is driving refugees to Mars. Exploring issues of gender, immigration, xenophobia and climate change, this exceptional novel is powerful, thoughtful and absolutely compelling.

From the #1 bestselling author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, a queer sci-fi novel about a refugee from Earth and a xenophobic Mars politician who agree to a fake marriage after a media encounter damages both their reputations.

In the wake of environmental catastrophe, January, once a principal in London’s Royal Ballet, has become a refugee on Tharsis, the terraformed colony on Mars. In Tharsis, January’s life is dictated by his status as an Earthstronger-a person whose body is not adjusted to Mars’s lower gravity and so poses a danger to those born on, or naturalized to, Mars. January’s job choices, housing, and even transportation options are dictated by this second-class status, and now a xenophobic politician named Aubrey Gale is running on a platform that would make it all worse: Gale wants all Earthstrongers to be surgically naturalized, a process that is always disabling and can be deadly.

When Gale chooses January for an on-the-spot press junket interview that goes horribly awry, January’s life is thrown into chaos, but Gale’s political fortunes are damaged, too. Gale proposes a solution to both their problems: a five year made-for-the-press marriage that would secure January’s future without immediate naturalization and ensure Gale’s political future. But when January accepts the offer, he discovers that Gale is not at all like they appear in the press. They’re kind, compassionate, and much more difficult to hate than January would wish. But as their romantic relationship develops, the political situation worsens, and January discovers Gale has an enemy, someone willing to destroy all of Tharsis to make them pay – and January may be the only person standing in the way.

About Natasha:

A #1 Sunday Times bestselling author, Natasha Pulley has won the Betty Trask Award, been shortlisted for the Locus Award, WALTER SCOTT PRIZE, THE RSL’S ENCORE AWARD, and her books have been a Sunday Times, The Times and The Observer book of the month, and a Sunday Times book of the year. She has studied around the world, teaching in China, Japan and Peru before returning to the UK to lecture at Bath Spa University. She also works as a panel tutor at the Institute of Continuing Education in Cambridge, and volunteers at the local shipyard, doing maintenance on tall ships. She lives in Bristol.


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