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Jul 21

Pressgang! with the Historical Maritime Society


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About the event...

Celebrate World Book Night at Acklam Community Hub and Library with two authors from 2018's Read Regional selection. Crime writer David Mark introduces his first historical crime novel ‘The Zealot’s Bones’ set in Hull in 1849 while performance poet Carmen Marcus from Saltburn discusses her debut novel ‘How Saints Die’.

David Mark is already well known for his Hull based crime series featuring DS Aector McAvoy. Tonight he introduces his first historical fiction novel The Zealot’s Bones– a dark mystery set in 1849 in Hull during a cholera outbreak. The story centres on Meshach Stone, a disgraced soldier and spy now serving as bodyguard to rich young archaeologist Diligence Matheson. They have come to the north seeking the last resting place of one of Christ’s apostles.

Carmen Marcus is a performance poet from Saltburn who will introduce her debut novel How Saints Die – a tale of strength and survival inspired by seaside folklore and superstitions.

Tickets £3. Reserve your place on 01642 817810.

Please bring along a book you have enjoyed to contribute to the book swap table.