Having worked for many years for Birmingham’s Adoption and Fostering Service, Gaynor Arnold became an author in 2009, and has since enjoyed great success. She has been long-listed for both the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize.
Inspired by the tender and troubling friendship between Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell, After Such Kindness explores the effects of a strange childhood relationship between protagonist, Daisy, and her father’s friend. The shocking impact of this unusual friendship is only realised years later when, Daisy discovers her childhood diaries and the explanatory secrets that they conceal.
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Lecture Room 4, Arts Building