Victoria Mosley reading from her novel Moonfisher
A reading from Victoria Mosley novel Moonfisher. Victoria is a poet, writer and spoken word artist, Moonfisher is her first novel, a haunting love story with a supernatural twist; set in war-torn France and present day London.
“Vivid scenes of love and action in wartime France ingeniously linked to the present” James Buchan, author, former correspondent for the Financial Times, and journalist at the Guardian Review
“A fast-moving and adventurous tribute to female courage, both when war demanded it and when the peace that followed had to be won too, as it always does” Julian Evans, broadcaster and journalist
Violet is 25, beautiful and happily ensconced with her boyfriend and dog, running a vintage clothes shop in the East End of London. She has always had disturbingly vivid dreams. Growing up on a rural farm in the Dordogne she had often heard the stories of French resistance fighters, and the strange noises in the woods that no one could explain, but these days she has begun to dream she is living in another woman’s life...
As these dreams become steadily more frequent and more real, she is driven to discover who this woman might be; why she looks so familiar and what she wants, before Violet loses her mind.
Anouk’s family own a large Chateau in the Dordogne, until the Nazis come to claim it. Homeless and terrified, she is recruited and trained by the S.O.E: Churchill’s Special Operations Department, which suits her perfectly until the dreams begin...
Anouk dreams of being in a huge, strange city, full of tall buildings made of glass; she dreams of a girl who looks just like her and has a dog.
Moonfisher is the first novel by poet Victoria Mosley. She has published two poetry collections – The Dry Season (1998) and Crazy Love (2002). These are available to buy on Amazon.co.uk. Her third collection As in a Dream by Victoria Mosley and The Sublimes was released on CD in 2004 and is available to listen to on: www.garagband.com/artist/sublimes
She has run events and club nights in London and beyond, from the Groucho Club to the ICA, Austin Texas to Indonesia, from Jazz nights and Charity Events to new bands. She has worked for the British Council in Surabaya and in Canada, and has produced and presented her own radio shows. She has worked as Artist in Residence @ Imperial College in the Astro Physics department and in the Film and Media Studies Department at the School of Oriental and African Studies London University, where she taught her own courses on Creative Writing and Performance and wrote an MA option.
Donation on the door to the British Legion