White Rose Bookstore
79-81 Market Place
Book Launch: Larkinland, Jonathan Tulloch
Join us in celebration of Jonathan Tulloch’s Larkinland, a fictional re-interpretation of the poetry of one of Hull’s most famous literary figures: Philip Larkin. With Hull this year’s City of Culture, there couldn’t be a better time!
The launch party will commence at 14:00, at White Rose Bookstore & Coffee Bar, Thirsk. This is a free event and all are welcome; refreshments will be provided.
Arriving in 1950s Hull, Arthur Merryweather finds himself lodging with the landlady from hell, and falling in love with fellow librarian Niamh O'Leary. But just as their love threatens to bloom, the mystery of Mr Bleaney, the enigmatic insurance salesman who rented his room before him, threatens to pull the poet into disaster and cast him into the criminal hinterland of 'fish town', that sublimely banal Larkinland ‘beached on the mudflats at the end of the railway line, like a brick seal with a woodbine in its gob’.
Jonathan Tulloch’s new novel, Larkinland, is the most compelling love story, mystery and biographical novel you are likely to read: a precise and passionate transformation of Philip Larkin’s iconic poems into fiction.