NEW AND DUE FROM UNTHANK
1st. NOVEMBER 2016
THE GLASS MOTHER by Rosie Jackson
With autumn under way, we’re leaving holiday reading and dreamy fictions behind us, getting back to school and reality with this riveting, poignant memoir.
Rosie was a rising star in the academic firmament in her twenties, working at Norwich’s dear UEA alongside Malcolm Bradbury, Lorna Sage and the like. But success, she discovered, came at too great a cost. She turned her back on this life of promise in search of love and healing and the son she’d left behind. Her journey would take her across the world and this is her fearlessly honest story, defying intellectual fashion and questioning our glittering aspirations.
Professor Dame Gillian Beer considers it a ‘telling critique of academia’ and ‘intense recall of a life passionately lived with vivid dialogue and pointed humour’.
Now living in the West Country, Rosie is launching the book at the Merlin Theatre in Frome on Friday 4th November and at Toppings in Bath on Monday 7th. We’d be delighted to welcome you to either event: details on our website , Facebook page and Twitter.
A full feature on Rosie will appear in the T2 section of The Times in early November.