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My family and other complications

Thursday 23rd November 2017

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Meet author Emily Critchley & discover Notes On My Family

Who doesn’t recall the cuckoo-in-the-nest view of their family from their teenage perspective a shudder and a wry smile? Author Emily Critchley has a keenly intelligent and heartfelt take on this trickiest of territories in her debut novel Notes On My Family, which looks at a classic 21st century chaotic family through the prism of 13 year old Louise and a  shambolic cast of friends, relations, teachers and neighbours.

Getting to grips with a blended family that encompasses her father dating a sixth former, her mother’s domestic meltdowns and her nan’s fervent spiritualism, Louise has ample material for the notes she records as diligently as if her family were under surveillance.

Emily instills her novel with warmth, humour and insight and will be launching it here on 23rd November at 7.30pm, a perfect occasion to join us and maybe even bring a teenager of your own along. Please email  us at if you’d like to attend