London author, Miranda Gold will be at Ludlow’s Castle Bookshop on Friday, July 19, as the bookseller hosts a reading event for her latest novel, A Small Dark Quiet.

Beginning shortly before the end of the Second World War, A Small Dark Quiet tells a story of loss, migration and the search for belonging as Sylvie and her husband Gerald adopt an orphan, two years after one of her twins is stillborn. Living at a time when religion and identity were difficult to explore or maintain, both mother and adopted son seek to deal with their loss of identity and family heartbreak.

“The idea of talking about my novel and my writing in the Castle Bookshop garden, I can’t think of a better place to share Sylvie, Gerald and Arthur with readers in Ludlow," says Miranda. "A Small Dark Quiet takes a closer look at rootlessness and a search for belonging, psychological homelessness that leads us to seek human connection.” Miranda’s appearance at Castle Bookshop follows an event in June at the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide and precedes her visit to the Edinburgh Festivals this August. Miranda is due to appear at Exeter Literary Festival this autumn.

The reading and discussion will be at Castle Bookshop, Ludlow on Friday, July 19 at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased from Castle Bookshop on 01584 872562 or