Flipside's Francesca McFarlane was at Chester Literature Festival last week. She went along to Chester town hall to an event featuring the critically acclaimed author Laura Barnett. Laura was reading passages and doing and audience Q&A on her recent book ‘The Versions of Us’.
In this piece, Francesca talks to Paul Lavin, Chester Literature Festival program manager, audience members and of course Laura Barnett.
Produced by Storyhouse, the Chester Literature Festival is a fortnight long festival which takes place every October and welcomes some of the country’s most loved authors and literary personalities to the City. https://www.storyhouse.com/chester-literature-festival
The Versions of Us – Laura Barnett
Eva and Jim are nineteen, and students at Cambridge, when their paths first cross in 1958. Jim is walking along a lane when a woman approaching him on a bicycle swerves to avoid a dog.
What happens next will determine the rest of their lives.
We follow three different versions of their future - together, and apart - as their love story takes on different incarnations and twists and turns to the conclusion in the present day.