Atlantic Books is delighted to offer four libraries the opportunity to host an online event with author Laura Vaughan, whose sumptuous adult debut, The Favour, is published on 4 March.
Cruel Intentions meets The Talented Mr Ripley in this novel laced with secrets, lies and dangerous obsessions, which takes the reader on a tour of the heady and atmospheric cities of Italy. Read on to find out how to pitch for your library to take part in this exciting series of virtual events.
‘Intelligent, elegant and immersive. I found myself absorbed by the voice and story, and fascinated by a complex narrator who made me feel both empathy and horror.’ – Claire Kendal, bestselling author of The Book of You
About The Favour
When she was thirteen years old, Ada Howell lost not just her father, but the life she felt she was destined to lead. Now, at eighteen, Ada is given a second chance when her wealthy godmother gifts her with an extravagant art history trip to Italy. In the palazzos of Venice, the cathedrals of Florence and the villas of Rome, she finally finds herself among the kind of people she aspires to be: sophisticated, cultured, privileged. And when a member of the group dies in suspicious circumstances, she seizes the opportunity to permanently bind herself to this gilded set. But everything hidden must eventually surface, and when it does, Ada discovers she’s been keeping a far darker secret than she could ever have imagined…
About Laura Vaughan
Laura Vaughan grew up in rural Wales and studied Art History in Italy and Classics at Bristol and Oxford. She got her first book deal aged twenty-two and went on to write eleven books for children and young adults. The Favour is her first novel for adults. She lives in South London with her husband and two children.
How to get involved
If your library would like to host Laura on this virtual tour, please pitch via the survey below by Friday 22 January. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Not signed up to Reading Groups for Everyone? Create an account