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Families and Secrets: Two Novels

Ruth Hogan and Hannah Beckerman Chaired by Lucy Atkins

Thursday, 4 April 2019

12:00pm

1 hour

Bodleian: Divinity School

£7 - £12.50

Novelists Ruth Hogan and Hannah Beckerman talk about their latest works, which deal with difficult family relationships and secrets.

Hogan’s Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel is the story of independent woman Tilda still damaged by her mother’s unexplained decision to send her away from her home to boarding school. After her mother’s death she sets out to unravel the mystery and discovers her mother is not the one she knew at all. Hogan is also author of The Keeper of Lost Things and The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes.

Beckerman’s If Only I Could Tell You is about a family split in two, but still connected, by a secret that goes back 30 years. How can they find their way back to each other? Beckerman is a literary critic and a judge on numerous prizes including the Costa awards.

Discussions are chaired by journalist and novelist Lucy Atkins, author of The Night Visitor, The Other Child and The Missing One.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden