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A morning with Peggy Riley

As part of its programme of literary events, The Little Ripon Bookshop hosted a ‘meet the author’ session at the Spa Hotel this morning.

Writer and playwright Peggy Riley held the audience spellbound with a reading from her novel Amity And Sorrow, which she described as being about God, sex and farming.  This seemed a strange combination indeed, until she explained that it’s the story of a mother and two daughters fleeing from a fundamentalist religious cult. Taken in by a sympathetic farmer, they have to come to terms with life in the outside world.

Originally from Los Angeles, birthplace of many a cult, Peggy has taken features from several to invent one of her own for the book. I have yet to read it, but the many glowing reviews already posted on Amazon have ensured that I shall.

13 April, 2013 - There is one comment on this story

  1. God, sex and farming…religious cults – definitely intriguing!

    Marion Clarke -

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