6.30PM - 7.30PM
Speaker: Sarah Waters
Venue: Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling
The University of Stirling is pleased to welcome Sarah Waters, author of The Little Stranger, to a literary event at the University of Stirling.
At this special event, you will have the opportunity to hear Sarah Waters read extracts from her novel before taking part in a question and answer session. She will also be signing copies of The Little Stranger after the reading, and the novel will be available to buy on the night at cost price.
The Booker Prize Foundation’s Universities Initiative is an international scheme designed to encourage students to read contemporary fiction. Funded by The Booker Prize Foundation and the University of Stirling, each new first year undergraduate student receives the gift of a free copy of Sarah Waters' acclaimed book, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2009.
This event is free and open to students, staff and the wider community. Click here to reserve a place.
The Little Stranger, 2009
One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country physician, is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once impressive and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. Its owners—mother, son, and daughter—are struggling to keep pace with a changing society, as well as with conflicts of their own. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become intimately entwined with his.