Hexham Book Festival 2016

The final book by the best-selling author Paul Torday – finished by his son.

A novel on the perils of unintended consequences. When Andrew Langford, Conservative Party darling and chair of a committee overseeing the Wildlife and Countryside Act, is driving home one night he hits and kills an owl by accident. Killing an owl is a crime under the act, and admitting to it threatens to destabilize his successful career. Paul Torday was working on this novel when he died in 2013, and requested that his son, himself an author, finish his final work.

Chaired by Lynn Curtis

Tickets: £8 (£6) from http://hexhambookfestival.co.uk/programme/piers-torday-the-death-of-an-owl/