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Friday 17th Nov 19.30 - 21.00 Abbot Hall Centre Buy Tickets

Emma Henderson - The Valentine House

Emma Henderson's entrancing novel about a young French girl and the English family who invade her Alpine village and her life.

About 'The Valentine House':

Emma Henderson's second novel, The Valentine House, has its roots in a remote valley in the French Alps, where Henderson herself lived for six years. 

Set in 1914, the book follows the story of a young French girl and an English family who disturb her Alpine village and with it, her life. This finely wrought, superbly evocative and intriguing novel connects love and land, language and identity in a tale of two cultures and one family’s lasting impact on a woman and a place. 

Reviews of The Valentine House:

“A beautifully written, tender book.”Antonia Senior, The Times

“Mesmerising.” “I was totally seduced.” - Fanny Blake, Woman & Home

About the event:

Emma Henderson joins us to discuss her Alpine novel and the inspiration for this intriguing tale.



Emma Henderson Emma Henderson

Emma is a writer and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for her debut novel.

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