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Dave Boling talks about the inspiration for his novel The Undesirables.
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Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions)
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The Collection in partnership with Lindum Books will host Jessie Burton to discuss her debut novel The Miniaturist.
When: Wednesday 30th July
Jessie Burton will discuss her debut novel, The Miniaturist.
When: Tuesday 29th July
Time: Doors at 7.45pm for 8pm start
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