AUTHOR Patrick Gale will be appearing at the Goods Shed on August 31 in Tetbury to talk about his latest work, Take Nothing With You.

At the event, in association with The Yellow Lighted Bookshop, Patrick will read from his latest novel, which will also be available to buy.

Those who watched the BBC drama 'The Man in the Orange Shirt' last year will already be familiar with Patrick Gale’s work.

'Take Nothing With You' is a sad and funny comedy of resilience and survival, and a subversive homage to the novels of Noel Streatfeild and L P Hartley.

Fifty-something Eustace has cancer of the thyroid. While being given radioactive iodine therapy, which involves spending a little over 24 hours in a lead-lined hospital suite wearing only disposable clothes and with no possessions he doesn’t mind leaving behind, he listens to hour on hour of cello music recorded for him by his best mate, Naomi.

This sets his memories circling back to the 1970s and his eccentric boyhood and adolescence in his parents’ old people’s home in Weston-Super-Mare, and how his life was transfigured and his family’s stability shattered, by the decision to attend a recital by the glamorous cellist, Carla Gold.

7.30pm. Tickets are £10 on the door or in advance from