Author Adele Parks to appear at Rayleigh Library

Rayleigh Library will play host to author Adele Parks as part of the Essex Book 

Festival on Tuesday 4th

Spare Brides, and answering questions about her work. 

 March at 7.30pm. She will be talking about her latest book 

Spare Brides is set on New Year’s Eve 1920. The Great War is over and it’s a new 

decade of glamorous promise. But a generation of men and women who survived 

the extreme trauma and tragedy will never be the same. 

Adele Parks was born in Teesside, North East England. Since graduating from 

Leicester University she has spent time in Italy and Africa and now lives in Guildford 

with her husband and son. Her earlier novels, Playing Away, Game Over, Larger 

Than Life, The other Woman’s Shoes and Still Thinking of You were all best sellers 

and are published in over twenty countries. 

There are Book Festival events at 22 libraries across Essex throughout March, 

ranging from best-selling authors like Michael Dobbs to Essex author Mike Ripley,

from international superstars like Anita Shreve to hotly tipped new author Evie Wyld.

The Essex Book Festival brochure, detailing all the events in the Festival is available

from libraries across the county, and bookings can be made at the festival box office

or online via the Festival website

Liz Malone, Libraries Service Development Manager said ‘Essex Libraries provides 

the best of reading to Essex booklovers, and through the Essex Book Festival brings 

readers face-to-face with many of their favourite authors. I urge you to book your 

tickets for this stimulating event.’