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Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale is a keen cellist, gardener and artistic director of the North Cornwall Book Festival. He lives with his husband, the farmer and sculptor, Aidan Hicks, on their farm at the far west of Cornwall. In addition to his latest, Mother’s Boy, his seventeen novels include Take Nothing With You (2018), which was his fourth Sunday Times bestseller,  Rough Music (2000), Notes From an Exhibition (2007), A Perfectly Good Man (2012) and A Place Called Winter (2015). In 2017 his two part drama Man in an Orange Shirt was screened by BBC2 as part of the Gay Britannia season. Continuing to be broadcast regularly around the world, this won the International Emmy for best miniseries and is now in development as a musical with composer Christopher Dickins. He is currently working on a stage version of Take Nothing With You. He’s a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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