In the Full Light of the Sun

The Big Book Group with Julian Worricker

Sunday 6th October 6.30pm – 7.30pm
The Hayloft at the Talbot, High Street, Cuckfield
£10.00 per person


clare clarkclare clarkThe book follows the fortunes of three Berliners caught up in a devastating scandal of 1930s’ Germany. It tells the story of Emmeline, a wayward young art student; Julius, an anxious, middle-aged art expert; and a mysterious art dealer named Rachmann who are at the heart of Weimar Berlin at its hedonistic, politically turbulent apogee and are whipped up into excitement over the surprising discovery of 32 previously unknown paintings by Vincent van Gogh.

Based on a true story, unfolding through the subsequent rise of Hitler and the Nazis, this gripping tale is about beauty and justice. William Boyd calls the book ‘a completely fascinating novel about the early twentieth century art world … expertly researched, compellingly narrated and full of potential resonance today’.

Clare Clark is the author of five highly acclaimed historical novels. She is on the Advisory Board of the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Clare will be discussing her book with Julian Worricker who will field questions from the audience.

Those book groups that have read In the Full Light of the Sun are asked to send in questions by email to

Please give your name and ensure your questions are submitted before September 30th.

We will make a selection but there will also be a chance to ask questions directly from the floor on the night. Please come along even if you haven’t read the book.

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