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The Hoarder: an evening with Jess Kidd

October 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

£5 – £10

Golden Hare Books is delighted to welcome Jess Kidd, for an evening of discussion of her novels, Himself and The Hoarder.

Kidd’s books are atmospheric, full of secrets, heart, and relationships, so come along and immerse yourself in her world.

Come along, have a glass of wine, and listen to the brilliant Jess Kidd in conversation.


“This dark but comical tale of haunting and hoarding ensnares . . . [Kidd’s] imagination is vivid . . . Brilliant” (The Times)

“A lyrical gothic detective saga . . . Wonderfully enigmatic and complex . . . [Kidd] is a writer with a poet’s skill of balancing clarity and inventive flair” (ANDREW MICHAEL HURLEY Guardian)


Maud Drennan – underpaid carer and unintentional psychic – is the latest in a long line of dogsbodies for the ancient, belligerent Cathal Flood. The award-winning author of Himself presents the spellbinding tale of a lonely caregiver and a cranky hoarder with a house full of secrets. Packed with charming eccentricities, greedy heirs, unresolved disappearances, and a whole lot of heart, The Hoarder is a gripping mystery that examines the space between sin and sainthood, reminding us that the most important forgiveness we can offer is to ourselves.




Jess Kidd is the author of Himself and The Hoarder, also titled Mr. Flood’s Last Resort (U.S.), winner of the 2016 Costa Short Story Award. Jess’ debut novel, Himself, was published by Canongate in October 2016. The Hoarder, her second novel, hit the shelves in February 2018. Jess is also currently developing her own original TV projects with leading UK and international TV producers and is writing a children’s book.


October 23, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
£5 – £10
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