Claire Fuller - Bitter Orange

Join us for an evening with internationally renowned award-winning novelist Claire Fuller; where she will be discussing her latest book ‘Bitter Orange’.

Hart's Books, Uttlesford

Monday 15th July, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Signing


About the Event

‘A compulsive page-turner. Fuller creates an atmosphere of simmering menace with all the assurance of a latter-day Daphne du Maurier’ -The Times

Frances Jellico is dying. A man who calls himself the vicar visits, hoping to extract a deathbed confession. He wants to know what really happened that fateful summer of 1969, when Frances – tasked with surveying a dilapidated country house – first set eyes on the glamorous bohemian couple, Cara and Peter. She recalls the relationship they forged through sweltering days, lavish dinners and elaborate lies, and the Judas hole through which she would spy on the couple.

Were the signs there right from the beginning? Or was it impossible to avoid the crime that split their lives open like rotten fruit?

Venue Information

Hart's Books
26 King Street, Saffron Walden
CB10 1ES
United Kingdom

About the Book

Bitter Orange
Bitter Orange

Claire Fuller

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date:2 Aug 2018


0.00 out of 5
2 reviews
"a naturally engaging and elegantly written novel"
The Spectator
"Claire Fuller’s atmospheric novel unfolds its dark secrets with exquisitely paced suspense"
Daily Mail

From the attic of a dilapidated English country house, she sees them - Cara first: dark and beautiful, clinging to a marble fountain of Cupid, and Peter, an Apollo. It is 1969 and they are spending the summer in the rooms below hers while Frances writes a report on the follies in the garden for the absent American owner. But she is distracted. Beneath a floorboard in her bathroom, she discovers a peephole which gives her access to her neighbours' private lives.