AUTHOR SERIES: Andrew Miller - The Slow Worm's Song

Taunton Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre , Coal Orchard, Taunton, TA1 1JL

6 Jul 2022


Miller is a multiple award-winning, critically acclaimed author and one of the UK’s finest literary talents. He won the Costa Book of the Year for his novel, Pure. Based in Somerset, he is a novelist who is exploring what it means to be human through both historical and contemporary novels.

AUTHOR SERIES: Andrew Miller - The Slow Worm's Song

An ex-soldier and recovering alcoholic living quietly in Somerset, Stephen Rose has just begun to form a bond with the daughter he barely knows when he receives a summons – to an inquiry into an incident during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

It is the return of what Stephen hoped he had outdistanced. Above all, to testify would jeopardise the fragile relationship with his daughter. And if he loses her, he loses everything.

Instead, he decides to write her an account of his life; a confession, a defence, a love letter. Also, a means of buying time. But time is running out, and the day comes when he must face again what happened in that faraway summer of 1982.
His last book, Now We Shall We Entirely Free, was a huge success, garnering blanket critical acclaim. The Slowworm’s Song is his highly anticipated new novel highlighted in the Guardian, Times, Irish Times and New Statesman 2022 fiction previews, a profound tale of trauma and recovery, guilt and atonement, and how we live with the unforgiveable.

‘The writing is near perfect. But the novel’s excellence goes far beyond this . . . You read [it] . . . with your pulse racing, all your senses awake.’ Guardian

‘This empathic and artful novel is about both the mysteries we are to ourselves, and the power of speech.’ Daily Mail

Presented in partnership with Brendon Books. Talk includes Q&A session.Q&A session.

 Tickets on sale at Taunton Visitor Centre

Opening Hours

Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 7.30pm


Standard £12.00, Essential Companion £12.00

Age Guidance 16+

Tickets on sale at the Taunton Visitor Centre




AUTHOR SERIES: Andrew Miller - The Slow Worm's Song
Taunton Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre
Coal Orchard
United Kingdom

T: 01823 283244 / 340470



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