Grantchester author James Runcie to give Perth talk

30th May 2017 :,

James Runcie, author of The Grantchester Mysteries, will give a talk at Perth’s AK Bell Library on Thursday 1st June at 7.00pm.

Runcie, also commissioning editor for arts at BBC Radio 4 and the son of the former Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie, will talk about his latest Grantchester mystery, Sidney Chambers and The Persistence of Love. The TV series Grantchester, based on Runcie’s highly popular book series and starring James Norton and Robson Green, is currently being show on ITV.

Runcie is working on a prequel to The Grantchester Mysteries featuring Sidney Chambers’ war service with the Scots Guards in Italy. It will be published by Bloomsbury in May 2018.

Based in Edinburgh and London, James Runcie is also a playwright, documentary maker and frequent public speaker, as well as visiting professor at Bath Spa University. The writer spent 12 months filming fellow author JK Rowling for his documentary film JK Rowling: A Year in the Life.

Tickets for the Culture Perth and Kinross event, at AK Bell Library from 7.00pm to 8.30pm, are £5. Tickets are available from the AK Bell Library, Perth, or online via Eventbrite. Booking is essential. Waterstones bookstore in Perth will be supporting the event on the night with book sales. More here.

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