Judge A Book: The Long Room by Francesca Kay

Watch as Brooklyn Book Festival attendees try to guess this novel's plot only by looking at its cover image.

Papercuts—Read it Forward’s video team—took to the streets of Brooklyn during the annual Brooklyn Book Festival and asked passersby to tell us what they think The Long Room by Francesca Kay is all about. The catch? They could only look at the cover image—no synopsis reading allowed! Watch their guesses in the video below and stay tuned til the very end when Read it Forward’s editor Abbe Wright tells us what The Long Room is *actually* about.

To judge the book for yourself, click here to pre-order a copy before it’s published on November 1.

FRANCESCA KAY's first novel, An Equal Stillness, won the Orange Award for New Writers and was nominated for the Authors' Club First Novel Award and for Best First Book in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Europe and South Asia Region). Her second novel, The Translation of the Bones, was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in Oxford.