Barnie Norris in conversation with Phoebe Fortescue


Years ago, in an almost accidental moment of heroism, Ed saved Amy from drowning. Now in his thirties he finds himself adrift. He’s been living in London for years – some of them good – but he’s stuck in a relationship he can’t progress, has a job that just pays the bills and can’t shake the sense that life should mean more than this. Perhaps all Ed needs is a moment to pause, exhale and start anew. When he meets Amy again by chance, it seems that happiness might not be so far out of reach. But then tragedy overtakes him and Ed must decide whether to let history and duty define his life or whether he should push against the tide and write his own story.

Filled with hope and characteristic warmth, ‘Undercurrent’ is a moving and intimate portrait of love, life and why we choose to share ours with the people we do.

From the Times bestselling author of ‘Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain’, ‘Undercurrent’ is a heart-breaking and ultimately hopeful novel about finding yourself.


Date and Time

11 October 2022 at 7:00 pm


United Reformed Church, Mere

Ticket Prices

£10.00 per person

Tickets for this talk will be available 11 August for Friends of the Festival, general sale will be available 18 August 2022.

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