What’s on in York: Haven’t they grown with Sophie Hannah

Tang Hall Explore at The Centre @ Burnholme

Friday 31st January 2020

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 


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oin Sophie Hannah as she discusses her latest psychological suspense thriller, Haven’t They Grown.

Explore York in partnership with Fox Lane Books and York Literature Festival presents Sophie Hannah, described in The Times as ‘one of the great unmissables of the genre –intelligent, classy, and with a wonderfully gothic imagination’ at Tang Hall Explore at The Centre@Burnholme on 31st January 2020

Haven’t They Grown

All Beth has to do is drive her son to his Under-14s away match, watch him play, and bring him home.

Just because she knows that her former best friend lives near the football ground, that doesn’t mean she has to drive past her house and try catch a glimpse of her. Why would Beth do that, and risk dredging up painful memories? She hasn’t seen Flora Braid for twelve years.

But she can’t resist. She parks outside Flora’s house and watches from across the road as Flora and her children, Thomas and Emily step out of the car. Except…

There’s something terribly wrong.

Flora looks the same, only older – just as Beth would have expected. It’s the children that are the problem. Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily Braid were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then. They are still five and three. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt – Beth hears Flora call them by their names – but they haven’t changed at all. They are no taller, no older.

Why haven’t they grown?

What’s on in York: The Yorkshire Historic Dictionary

Dec _4TH

Tang Hall Explore Library at The Centre @ Burnholme :

Tue 4 Dec : 6.15pm -7.45pm :

£6, or £5 with a YorkCard

Join Alexandra Medcalf, Archivist on the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary project at the Borthwick Institute, as she unveils some of her discoveries!

This talk will use the lexis of the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary to discuss the significance of historic language; to explore Yorkshire’s forgotten or misplaced historic words; and, to consider how remembering them can lead to a greater appreciation of our heritage, communities and landscapes.

The Yorkshire Historic Dictionary project began in November 2017, thanks to funding from the Marc Fitch Fund. Using the work of Dr George Redmonds, in partnership with the Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society and in commemoration of Dr David Hey, the project seeks to create a record of Yorkshire’s historic language, from the medieval period to the present day.

£6, or £5 with a YorkCard

Please visit our ticketing website to book a place.

What’s on in York: Lendal’s Last Ferryman – An Archives Adventure with Song Box

Tang Hall Explore Library :

Thu 1 Jun :

2.00pm – 3.00pm :

£5 per family

Join Thea Jacob from Song Box, for interactive storytelling with 3-9 year olds and their parents/carers. Study old photo albums, scrap books and maps from York Archive and help Thea bring to life characters and places from York’s past. Discover fascinating true stories and great resources for family projects, plus take home activities.

“We very much enjoyed this event. I very much liked the calmness of the space, content and your delivery. I particularly liked the map making, songs, rhyme as well as the story making. It felt different to anything else we have done.” Sara Mair with Izzy 3, “Lendal’s Last Ferryman” Jan 2017.

Book via Eventbrite or in person at Tang Hall Explore Library.