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C8 Penguin Vintage Proof Party - your summer reads sorted!

The Bath Festival 2024

The Guildhall

A unique opportunity to get an early copy of THE destination read for 2024, from Costa-prize-winning author Francesca Segal, Welcome to Glorious Tuga.

Set sail for a tropical paradise where secrets don’t stay hidden for long… Welcome to Glorious Tuga celebrates a fictional island and the eccentric community who live there. Enchanting, uplifting and very funny, this is a captivating novel about love, belonging, and what it really means to come home. Francesca talks to author Joanna Nadin about her delightful new novel.

Welcome to Glorious Tuga – not available to the public until June 2024 – is destined to be one of the most talked about books of the year. Attendees will each receive a special proof copy to take home as part of the ticket price PLUS an exciting goodie bag containing some exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming Vintage Books.

‘A magical novel, so uplifting, heartwarming, funny and sweet. I cannot TELL you how much I adored it! This feels as if it was written specifically to give comfort – the perfect antidote to current climes’ -  Marian Keyes

‘If you can imagine a modern-day Jane Austen washed up on a fictional island and combine her perspicacity with the joyousness of The Durrells and the charm of Alexander McCall Smith, you would get close to the wonder of Francesca Segal’s new novel. But you wouldn’t capture it completely because Segal has a style and wit all of her own. Welcome to Glorious Tuga is warm, clever, thoughtful, funny, moving and brilliantly written. I relished every page and can’t wait to press it into everyone’s hands’ - Elizabeth Day author of Magpie.

Francesca Segal is an award-winning writer and journalist. She is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, The Innocents (2012) and The Awkward Age (2017), and a memoir of NICU motherhood, Mother Ship (2019). Her writing has won the 2012 Costa First Novel Award, a Betty Trask Award, and been long-listed for the Women’s Prize.



C8 Penguin Vintage Proof Party - your summer reads sorted!