Night Owl Book Club - The Tower
Night Owl Book Club - The Tower
Flora Carr

Night Owl Book Club - The Tower

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Join us for our April book club event on Monday, 29th April, at 8pm, when we'll be meeting at The Crown & Kitchen in East Linton, where author Flora Carr will be joining us to discuss her fascinating debut novel The Tower.

Tickets include admittance to the event, a copy of the book (RRP £16.99), plus a glass of wine or a soft drink to enjoy on arrival.

Please note your copy of the book will be available for collection/delivery after its publication on the 7th March.

The event will include a discussion and Q&A with Flora Carr, followed by a book signing. 

Please select 'local collection' at the checkout if you would like to pick up your copy from Night Owl. Alternatively please select a shipping option and we will post your book to you.

This event is open to attendees aged 18+ only.

About the book:

They are imprisoned, but not contained. Three women cross a loch.

It is 1567, one of them is pregnant, two of them fretful. The boat takes them to Lochleven castle in the middle of the water. Awaiting them are courtiers braying for blood, hellbent on keeping one of them under lock and key: Mary Queen of Scots.

In the tower, Mary's maids Frenchwoman, Cuckoo and watchful Scot, Jane are her only allies, and the chamber their entire world. A new reality sets in where they are at the mercy of not only their keepers, but of raging Scotland itself. In the outside world, Mary's kin, Queen Elizabeth claims she can do little but write.

Downstairs, the shrewd jailor-courtier Margaret Erskine places her daughter-in-law Agnes in the chamber as her pair of eyes. Hope seems futile until the bewitching Lady Seton arrives. Seton's power shifts everything in the tower and soon a plan is hatched.

But which of them will risk it all to save their mistress? Which woman loves her queen best? The Tower is a triumphant story of desire, grit, God-given power and wiles from a striking new voice in historical fiction.

'The Tower is such a vivid, visceral read, you feel you're locked in the tower alongside the characters, acting out a royal family drama. I am moved and impressed' - Tracy Chevalier

Hardback, 272 pages, published 7th March 2024.

About Flora Carr:

Flora Carr was named one of 40 London Library Emerging Writers 2020/2021. She won the Vogue Talent Contest and was Highly Commended for the 2020 Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Prize. She was also shortlisted for the 2018 V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize. Her work has appeared in TIME Magazine, British ELLE, and The Observer New Review. Flora grew up in Yorkshire and currently lives in London. The Tower is her first novel.


- Where will we be meeting?

The event will be held at The Crown & Kitchen, 25-27 Bridge Street, East Linton, EH40 3AG. 

A note on Covid precautions: if you feel unwell on the day, please do take a lateral flow test, if you can, if you can, as a courtesy to other attendees.