Christ Church Centre
6a Morningside Road, Edinburgh (opposite The Edinburgh Bookshop)
James Runcie – Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
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Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death is the latest novel by James Runcie (Canvey Island, East Fortune) and the series, 'The Grantchester Mysteries', is certain to be a huge success, with the television rights already sold. Set in the 1950s, the series features the clergyman-detective, Canon Sidney Chambers. Tall, with dark brown hair, eyes the colour of hazelnuts and a reassuringly gentle manner, Sidney can go where the police cannot. It’s Father Brown with attitude, Agatha Christie with Cathedrals, and Barbara Pym with sex.
James will talk about the Grantchester Mysteries, the background to the books (his father was Robert Runcie, former Archbishop of Canterbury), his career encompassing film-making (JK Rowling: A Year in the Life, Miss Pym’s Day Out) and his work at the Bath Independent Literary Festival. Warm, witty and occasionally outrageous it will be a marvellous evening.
£5. Includes a glass of wine.
29 October 2012