The author's style in Rose for Emily is that of suspense and mystery. The story unfolds slowing and as the reader begins to gain more information and suggestions of what might have happened the disgusting and appalling (and still kind of sad) events play themselves out with added intensity.
I think it's a great pity that publicity for this event is so very poor! Whoever is orignisang it (Hm.. Yes Who ??) appears to think that people will magically appear as the result of Twitter or Facebook! OK- the internet IS free, but the Book Festival website can only be found by someone who is actually searching for it; and from there it is complicated!Where are the POSTERS? All the BedfordBid shops could surely display some, as well as Libraries, Pubs and other Social centres It is the TOWN you are seeking to publicise, I take it?Have the local papers been told? And what about local radio? In2Beats is Bedford Community Radio I'm sure they would like to participate in some way!