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Join Author Rachel Grosvenor for Exciting Events Featuring 'The Finery'!

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

Text reading, 'Where next for 'The Finery?'. To the left, is a photo of 'The Finery' author Rachel Grosvenor. To the right is the book cover for 'The Finery'

Wondering where to listen to Rachel Grosvenor discuss her debut fantasy novel, or looking to get your copy signed? Look no further!

In this blog post, we'll cover the exciting upcoming events where you can meet the brilliant author behind The Finery, Rachel Grosvenor. Get ready to embark on a journey filled with intrigue, rebellion, and a touch of magic!

Interior of House of Books & Friends, a bookshop in Manchester. Sofas and chairs are surrounded by high bookshelves.

Date: August 18 @ 18:30 - 20:00

Location: 81 King Street, Manchester, M2 4AH

Ticket: £3, or £10.99 with book - available here!

As a writing coach herself, Rachel will be talking about her process of writing in the fantasy genre with her publisher Isabelle Kenyon from Fly on the Wall Press, before conducting a reading and book signing!

The first 20 people will receive a FOTW goodie bag! More info here.

Exterior of Cherry Red's Cafe Bar in Birmingham. A redbrick building, with cream and red décor. People sit outside, at red tables and chairs.

Date: September 2 @ 18:30 - 16:40

Location: 88-92 John Bright Street Birmingham B1 1BN

Ticket: free, or £3 with goodie bag! Available here!

Rachel will be offering insight into the creative process, live readings and book signings! Food and drink available, with and books and recipe kits ('Bookish Bakes Box') available to purchase (chestnut cake anyone?)

Exterior of The Great Oak Bookshop in Llanidloes. The exterior of the shop is painted green, and is decorated with hanging baskets and flower boxes. Through the bookshop window, book displays can be seen.

Date: September 9 @ 10:30 - 12:30

Location: 35 Great Oak St, Llanidloes SY18 6BW

Rachel will be stationed at a signing table until 12:30! This is your opportunity to meet the author, ask burning questions, and secure a signed copy of The Finery!

The logo for Fantasycon. The logo is bright green, red, and black, with circular elements. Text in the centre reads, 'Fantasycon 2023'.

Date: September 15 - 17

Location: Leonardo Royal Hotel, 245 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HQ

Ticket: variety available! Find them here!

You can find copies of this captivating epic at Fantasycon, waiting to be discovered by avid fantasy enthusiasts. What's more, Rachel will also be part of an exciting panel! Don't miss the chance to hear from the author at this exciting event!

Exterior of The Bookshop by the Sea in Aberystwyth. The exterior is painted black, with pale flowers, writing, and the bookshop's logo (a wave) painted onto the window. Through the window, book displays, seats, plants, and strings of lights are visible. A person sits at a table outside, reading a book and drinking tea.

Date: September 22 or 23 (TBC)

Location: 7 Market St, Aberystwyth SY23 1JX

Hear a reading from The Finery in a calm and relaxed setting! Enjoy a laid-back social space at the bookshop, whilst Rachel provides an extract reading from her debut novel.


Don't miss out on the chance to delve into the imaginative and immersive depths of Rachel Grosvenor's novel! Join us for a series of insightful discussions, readings, and signings that will leave you craving more of The Finery!


Tyranny is in the air in the city of Finer Bay, and Professor Wendowleen Cripcot would like to be left alone, thank you very much. The memories of the last one hundred years are quite enough to be getting on with, if only these young upstarts from the government body, The Finery, would stop trying to control her every move. With the eyes of a dictator upon her, there are not many places to hide...but Wendowleen has never been one to back down from a fight (just ask her pet wolf), and insurrection is brewing underground.


About the Author

Rachel Grosvenor is a writer from Birmingham, UK, with a PhD, MA and BA in Creative Writing. With a passion for telling fantastical tales, Rachel has written poetry and short stories for reviews and anthologies worldwide. When she's not writing, she spends her time editing, coaching, and wondering what's for elevenses.


The Finery is available here! Alternatively, our Magical Realism Bundle, which includes both The Finery and Tracy Fells' The Naming of Moths is available here!

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