Leaving your childhood behind is easier said than done…

Take Nothing With You is a sad-funny comedy of resilience and survival.  His fourth Sunday Times bestseller, Patrick’s sixteenth novel is at once a very modern look at sexuality and intimate betrayal and a subversive homage to the novels of Noel Streatfeild and L P Hartley.  

Patrick Gale is a British novelist, whose work includes The Facts of Life (1995); Friendly Fire (2003); and Notes from an Exhibition (2007). Patrick Gale’s book of short stories, Dangerous Pleasures (1996) contains his first published short story, Borneo, shortlisted for the Whitbread Short Story Award in 1985, and Wig, which has since been produced on stage as a touring live literature performance. He wrote the BBC One drama Man in an Orange Shirt (2017).  

Festival Chester Literature Festival 2022

Storyhouse’s annual festival of words and ideas returns this coming autumn.