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Joanna Cannon

Joanna Cannon: A Tidy Ending [RESCHEDULED - DATE TBC]

Saturday 28 May | 2:30-3:30pm

£8 Venue: Landau Forte College, DE1 2LF

Saturday 28 May, 2.30-3.30pm at Landau Forte College

A nice, normal house.

Linda has lived around here ever since she fled the dark events of her childhood in Wales. Now she sits in her kitchen, wondering if this is all there is - pushing the Hoover round and cooking fish fingers for tea is a far cry from the glamorous lifestyle she sees in the glossy catalogues coming through the door for the house's previous occupant.

A nice, normal husband.

Terry isn't perfect - he picks his teeth, tracks dirt through the house and spends most of his time in front of the TV. But that seems fairly standard - until he starts keeping odd hours at work, at around the same time young women start to go missing in the neighbourhood.

A nice, normal life...

If Linda could just track down Rebecca, who lived in the house before them, maybe some of that perfection would rub off on her. But the grass isn't always greener: you can't change who you really are, and there's something nasty lurking behind the net curtains on Cavendish Avenue...

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