An evening in conversation with debut author Jennie Godfrey

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Leeds Inspired

An evening in conversation with debut author Jennie Godfrey

20th March 2024

Truman Books are very proud to bring you something new. Join us for a special event, as we welcome West Yorkshire debut author Jennie Godfrey, and discover the inspirations behind her first novel ‘The List of Suspicious Things.’ A story of family, community and growing up in a provincial town in troubled Yorkshire in the late 1970s during The Yorkshire Ripper’s reign of terror.

Put it in your calendar now and join us for an evening to support a new author and have some bookish chat!

Yorkshire 1979. Maggie Thatcher is prime minister, drainpipe jeans are in, and Miv is convinced that her dad wants to move their family Down South. Because of the murders. Leaving Yorkshire and her best friend Sharon simply isn’t an option, no matter the dangers lurking round their way; or the strangeness at home that started the day Miv’s mum stopped talking. Perhaps if she could solve the case of the disappearing women, they could stay after all? So, Miv and Sharon decide to make a list: a list of all the suspicious people and things down their street. People they know. People they don’t. But their search for the truth reveals more secrets in their neighbourhood, within their families – and between each other – than they ever thought possible. What if the real mystery Miv needs to solve is the one that lies much loser to home?

Jennie Godfrey, was raised in West Yorkshire and her debut novel, The List of Suspicious Things, is inspired by her childhood there in the 1970s. Jennie is a from a mill working family but as the first of the generation born after they closed, went to university and built a career in the corporate world. In 2020 she left and began to write. She is now a writer and part-time bookseller and lives in the Somerset countryside.