THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
‘It was a game of love and death. Neither of us will ever speak about it. It’s locked inside us.’ From beloved storyteller Rose Tremain comes an unforgettable new novel about a life-changing friendship between two boys in Switzerland following the Second World War. Fierce, astringent and profoundly tender, The Gustav Sonata asks us to consider the true cost of retaining a position of neutrality, when all life’s hopes and passions continually surge against our borders.
The bestselling author of novels including the Orange Prize-winning The Road Home, the Whitbread-winning Music and Silence, and the Booker-shortlisted Restoration, we are delighted to welcome Rose back to the Festival. She will be in conversation with writer and critic Alex Clark.