09jul6:30 PM8:30 PMAn evening with Claire Fuller6:30 PM - 8:30 PM(GMT+00:00)

Event Details

We’re honoured to be joined for a special evening with award winning novelist Claire Fuller, who’ll be joining us at Real Magic to celebrate the paperback release of her award winning novel, The Memory Of Animals.

The Memory of Animals combines a gripping, imaginative, high-concept plot with a beautifully written and affecting story of memory, love and survival. The novel won the Costa Novel Award 2021.

Humans are useless at learning from their mistakes, We just have to keep making new plans. When Neffy wakes up from an uneasy sleep in a hospital bed, nothing is as it should be. There is no food, and nobody to tend to her. The city streets outside her window have fallen silent, she doesn’t know it yet, but a debilitating new virus is sweeping the globe, and the world will never be the same again.

Feverish, confused, and wary of the strangers trapped inside with her, Neffy finds solace in her own memories of the past – even the memories of the mistakes that led her here. But as the days turn into weeks, it is clear that Neffy will have to make a choice. How do you choose between a past that has already disappeared forever, and a future you can’t begin to imagine?

‘Claire Fuller is such an interesting and original writer and she has produced another literary page-turner … Compulsive and thoroughly convincing. Terrific!’
Clare Chambers, author of SMALL PLEASURES

‘The way she writes (with empathy but never sentimentality) moves my heart ‘
Elizabeth Day, author of MAGPIE

‘A taut and atmospheric read, an exploration of captivity, sacrifice and survival in a post-apocalyptic world … Asks important, resonant questions of life in extremis … Fuller writes brilliantly … The superb ending ties everything together with a moving, tragic cohesiveness’ Irish Times

Claire will join us for a conversation with Sophie, audience Q&A and then book signing. The Real Magic bar will be open with a cocktail or glass of wine included in the ticket price. Hope you can join us.



(Tuesday) 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM(GMT+00:00)


Real Magic Books

2 Kings Head Parade, High St, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6DX, UK