Please join FBS Founder Jane Claire Bradley and an assortment of very special guests for a night of readings, performances and celebratory shenanigans marking the launch of Jane’s debut novel Dear Neighbour.
“For me, politics, identity, creativity and community have always been interconnected, and Dear Neighbour is a real celebration of all those elements. With so many being impacted by austerity and housing insecurity right now, this novel is a love letter to the necessity of resilience, resistance and empathy, and I’m so excited to have it published by Sphere.” – Jane Claire Bradley
For Books’ Sake are so excited to be supporting kickass novel filled with activism, northern grit and utter compassion. You can see our mini-review right here on our social media (spoiler alert: we loved it, and we know you will too).
Full line-up to be announced soon, for now grab your ticket and pre-order your copy so you’re ready to come along and party with us in June!
About the book:
Five strangers. Four weeks. One letter that will change everything…
Dear Neighbour tells the story of Alice, a single mum living in Leeds, her next-door neighbour Bill, a widower still grieving his wife’s death a decade earlier, and the other residents of their street. It’s a novel about the power of community and found family, and the real definition of home. A love letter to the necessity of resilience, resistance and empathy, you can read more about it here, or pre-order your copy here. Blackwell’s will be at the launch event selling copies of the book on the night.
The venue is all one level, with ramp access into the building, snake path through the venue and disabled toilet. Readings and performances will be via microphone and PA, and there will be background music during the breaks. If you have any questions about access, want a free carer’s ticket or need a seat reserving for you on the night, please just get in touch.
Jane Claire Bradley
Jane Claire Bradley is an award-winning, queer, working-class author and educator based in Manchester. Her first, unpublished, novel received the Northern Debut of the Year Award from New Writing North. She has been featured as a contributing author in The Modern Craft (2022), So Long As You Write: Women on Writing (2022), and Test Signal (2021), an anthology of contemporary northern writing.