Event 32

Friday 10th November 2023 | 12 noon

Event 32 | Amanda Craig | The Three Graces


Amanda Craig – The Three Graces

Bestselling author, Amanda Craig, has set her new novel against a backdrop of the Tuscan hills and writes: “This is my most personal novel yet, which I’ve been waiting my whole life to write. The lives of international emigres and their choices, eccentricities, prejudices, ideals and enthusiasm contrasting with the extreme localism of Italians has always fascinated me”. The Three Graces – suspenseful, comical and highly original – is about three elderly expat women in the last decade of their lives, teetering on the brink – with four breasts, five eyes and three hip replacements between them – and determined to make more than the best of things. A riotous comedy of manners.

In conversation with Celia Brayfield

When: Friday 10th November 2023 @ 12 noon
Where: Bridport Arts Centre


Amanda Craig was born in South Africa, which her parents left after reporting on the Sharpeville Massacre and grew up in Italy. For fifty years, her parents lived near the Tuscan hill-town Cortona, which inspired the fictional town of Santorno, the setting both for her debut Foreign Bodies and for The Three Graces.

Celia Brayfield has written nine novels and eight non-fiction books, most recently Writing Black Beauty:Anna Sewell and the Story of Animal Rights (The History Press, 2023.) Her first career was as a journalist, mostly with The Times and London’s Evening Standard.  She has one daughter and lives in Dorset where she enjoys gardening, croquet and fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast.


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