Dark Societies – An Evening With Jess Richards

Waterstones Piccadilly and the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club are honoured to invite you to an evening filled with enchantment and circuses on Tuesday 29th August at 7pm

Join us for an intimate evening with Jess Richards, author of City Of Circles, as she takes us on this magical journey.


Tickets £5/£3 PABC members and Waterstones Cardholders available in store, via 02078512400 or email events.piccadilly@waterstones.com

Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-205 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD


Invoking the magic of Angela Carter and Erin Morgenstern, Costa-shortlisted author Jess Richards weaves an enchanting story of high-wire love and self-discovery.

Danu is a tightrope walker who is mourning her parents after a disease has ravaged the
circus where she grew up. Her mother has entrusted her with a locket that hides a secret. She begins a high-wire act with Morrie, a charismatic hunchback who wants to marry her.
When the circus returns to Danu’s birthplace, the magical city of Matryoshka, she discovers the name of a stranger who may hold the answer to her past. When the circus leaves she stays behind.
Will she and Morrie ever be reunited, or will something unexpected be waiting for her in
the mysterious heart of the city of circles?

Jess Richards was born in Wales in 1972, grew up in Scotland and currently resides in New Zealand. She studied Creative Writing at Sussex University in 2010. Her debut novel, Snake Ropes, was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa First Novel Award and longlisted for the Green Carnation Prize. Her second novel, the acclaimed Cooking with Bones was published in 2014. City of Circles is her third novel.


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