Local lad, Patrick Worrall, has enjoyed remarkable success with his first novel, ‘The Partisan’. Described as “a compelling spy thriller in the grand tradition of le Carré and Deighton” and “an explosive debut novel”, Patrick weaves a gripping tale of espionage and resistance that spans the 1930s to the Cold War, moving seamlessly across Europe from Lithuanian forests to London Jazz Clubs and from rural Siberia to the Moscow underworld. Add into the mix a lethally dangerous chess tournament in the London of 1961 and you have all the makings of a great read. Join us as Patrick explains the inspiration behind the book, how he is coping with its success, and what comes next.

Tickets: £9, including cold drink and cake.

Why not come early and enjoy lunch at Ecgwins Club?