Best-selling author, Patrick Gale modestly describes himself as “gardener, cellist, cook, whippet-walker and time-allowing, writer”. Thankfully time allowed him to pen his latest novel, ‘A Place Called Winter’, his first truly historical novel, based loosely on the real-life mystery surrounding Patrick’s great grandfather and the focus for this festival’s A Great Read.
“ . . . an epic journey across continents, with memorable characters of a Dickensian colour and vivacity . . .” Irish Times
“ . . . his most powerfully moving novel yet . . .” Independent