Tue, Jul 26|
The Stripey Badger
Cream Tea and Meet Matson Taylor
Our famous Cream Tea and Meet the Author event with Matson Taylor, author of The Miseductaion of Evie Epworth and the sequel, All About Evie
Time & Location
Jul 26, 2022, 2:30 PM
The Stripey Badger, 7 The Square, Grassington, Skipton BD23 5AQ, UK
About the event
Join us at The Stripey Badger for a cream tea with Matson Taylor
Matson Taylor is coming to The Stripey Badger on the 26th July for the publication of All About Evie, the sequel to The Miseducation of Evie Epworth
Tickets for this event are £5 and include a scone with cream and jam and a cup of tea or coffee.
Tickets can be bought in The Stripey Badger or online here
The Miseducation of Evie Epworth
It is the summer of 1962 and sixteen-year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she be? Up until now, Evie's life has been nothing special: a patchwork of school, Guides, cows, lost mothers, lacrosse and village fetes. But, inspired by her idols (Charlotte Bronte, Shirley MacLaine, the Queen), she dreams of a world far away from rural East Yorkshire, a world of glamour lived under the bright lights of London (or Leeds). Standing in the way of these dreams, though, is Christine, Evie's soon-to-be stepmother, a manipulative and money-grubbing schemer who is lining Evie up for a life of shampoo-and-set drudgery at the stinky local salon. Luckily Evie is not alone. With the help of a few friends, and the wise counsel of the two Adam Faith posters on her bedroom wall ('brooding Adam' and 'sophisticated Adam'), Evie comes up with a plan to rescue her future from Christine's pink and over-perfumed clutches. She will need a little luck, a dash of charm and a big dollop of Yorkshire magic if she is to succeed, but in the process she may just discover who exactly it is she is meant to be. Moving, inventive and achingly funny, with an all-star cast of bold-as-brass characters, The Miseducation of Evie Epworth is a perfectly pitched modern fairytale about love, friendship and following your dreams while having a lot of fun along the way.
All About Evie
EVIE EPWORTH IS TEN YEARS OLDER. BUT IS SHE ANY WISER?
Evie is settled in London and working as a production assistant for the BBC. She has everything she ever dreamed of (a career, a leatherette briefcase, an Ossie Clark poncho) but, following an unfortunate incident involving a Hornsea Pottery mug and Princess Anne, she finds herself having to rethink her future. What can she do? Is she too old to do it? And will it involve cork-soled sandals? As if this isn't complicated enough, her disastrous love life leaves her worrying that she may be destined for eternal spinsterdom, concerned, as she is, that 'even Paul had married Linda by the time he was 26'. Through it all, Evie is left wondering whether a 60s miseducation really is the best preparation to glide into womanhood and face the new challenges (strikes, power cuts, Edward Heath's teeth) thrown up by the growing pains of the 70s. With the help of friends, both old and new, she might just find a way through her messy 20s and finally discover who exactly she is meant to be...
CTMA Matson Taylor
This ticket includes a cream tea and hot drink during the event£5.00