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Independent Bookshop Week: Podcast Tour
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Thursday 20 June, 8pm Join us for the Independent Bookshop Week’s Podcast Tour! We will be hosting the brilliant Book Off! podcast. Joe Haddow will ask London-based authors Viv Groskop ( How to Own the Room) and Chris Power (Mothers) to go head to head in a war of words as they both pitch a […]

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Rachel Malik
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Monday 15 April, 8pm Rachel Malik introduces her 2018 novel ‘Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves’ which is based on the extraordinary life of her own grandmother. ‘Skilful, persuasive, thoroughly enjoyable, unexpected’ – Penelope Lively When Rene Hargreaves is billeted to Starlight Farm as a Land Girl, far from the city where she grew up, she […]

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Darragh Martin
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Monday 11th March, 8pm Darragh Martin introduces his hilarious debut novel ‘Future Popes’ which was Shortlisted for Irish Novel of the Year 2018. In 1979 Bridget Doyle has one goal left in life: for her family to produce the very first Irish pope. Fired up by John Paul II’s appearance in Phoenix Park, she sprinkles […]

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Ian Marchant
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Monday 11th February, 8pm Hero for High Times The multi-talented Ian Marchant, memoirist, travel-writer and stand-up comedian, talks about his latest book ‘A Hero for High Times’. Marchant became friends with outsider Bob Rowberry, and having listened to his stories for thirty years, decided to tell his tale in a sort-of biography. Rowberry, was the […]

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Lara Feigel
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Monday 12th November, 8pm ‘Free Woman: Life Liberation and Doris Lessing’ is a genre-defying memoir in which Lara Feigel experiments with sexual, intellectual and political freedom whilst reading and pursuing Doris Lessing. Free Woman is essential reading for anyone whose life has been changed by books or has questioned the structures by which they live. […]

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Jane Harris
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Monday 8th October, 8pm Jane Harris’s third novel, Sugar Money, is a thrilling adventure story with a warm, human heart. Set in the world of slavery in eighteenth century Martinique and Grenada, there is no turning away from cruelty and horror, but the voice of the narrator Lucien, still little more than a child, is […]

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Salley Vickers: Desert Island Books!
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Monday 10th September, 8pm It’s time for our annual Desert Island Books! This year, Salley Vickers, author of ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’ and ‘The Cleaner of Chartres’ amongst other titles, is the castaway and will be joined by Maggie Hamand to discuss her selection of books. Extracts will be read by Jane Wymark. Salley’s latest novel […]

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Hannah Begbie & Tom Edge: In The Beginning
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Wednesday 12th September, 8pm Hannah Begbie is the author of ‘Mother’, a novel partly inspired by her son’s diagnosis with cystic fibrosis (CF). It was published in July by Harper Collins. She is married to Tom Edge, one of the UK’s most sought-after screenwriters (CORMORAN STRIKE, THE CROWN, LOVESICK). Later this year Tom will begin […]

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Amanda Welch: Shetland
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Thursday 12th July, 6:30pm Amanda Welch is a Stoke Newington-based artist whose practice has moved from painting through to mixed-media installation and assemblage. She first visited Shetland in 2005, and the landscape has become the subject of much of her work since. Amanda will be talking about her residency in Shetland and how her work […]

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Refugee Tales II
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Wednesday 16 May, 6.30pm Modelled on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the second volume of Refugee Tales sets out to communicate the experiences of those who, having sought asylum in the UK, find themselves indefinitely detained. Here, poets and novelists create a space in which the stories of those who have been detained can be safely heard, […]

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