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CANCELLED: Hackney Archive: Work and Life 1971-1985
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***NOTE: This event has been cancelled owing to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Full refunds can be requested through Eventbrite or in store*** Wednesday 18th March 2020, 7:30pm A window onto Hackney’s gritty past; photographer and historian Neil Martinson will guide us through previously unseen images of the borough. East London in the 70s and 80s […]

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CANCELLED: James O’Neill
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***NOTE: This event has been cancelled owing to the ongoing Covid-19 situation*** Monday 8th June 2020, 8pm The pyschotherapist James O’Neill discusses his recent and fascinating account in Undressing of a young patient who was terrrified of taking his clothes off even to shower. “In O’Neill’s book – at once a case-history, a novella, and […]

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CANCELLED: Lyndall Gordon
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***NOTE: This even has been cancelled owing to the ongoing Covid-19 situation*** Monday 11th May 2020, 8pm The distinguished biographer and critic, Lyndall Gordon, introduces her most recent book Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World: Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, and Virginia Woolf. “Gordon is a natural storyteller, and the […]

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CANCELLED: Pauline Melville
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***NOTE: This event has been cancelled owing to the ongoing Covid-19 situation*** Monday 6th April 2020, 8pm The Guyanese-born novelist and actor Pauline Melville, author of The Ventriloquist’s Tale, Shape Shifter, and others, and winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award, talks about her life and work. “Melville shows herself […]

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Peter J. Conradi
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Monday 9th March 2020, 8pm Peter J. Conradi introduces Family Business: A Memoir, an account of his colourful forebears and his own life with its close involvement with the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch whose biography he has written. “A mingling of charm, comedy, confessional and inevitable tragedy: all beautifully orchestrated.” — Michael Holroyd Entry […]

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Jon Day
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Monday 11th November 2019, 8pm Jon Day returns to talk about his hugely-acclaimed “Homing: On Pigeons, Dwellings and Why We Return” – his thoughtful book about the enigmatic birds and our own homing instinct. It is the last N16 Writers and Readers event before the Christmas dinner on the 10th of December. Entry is £2.50, […]

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John Hegley: Desert Island Books
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Monday 9th September 2019, 8pm It’s time again for the ever popular Desert Island Books! This year’s castaway is the marvellous poet John Hegley who will talk his life and reveal his selection of favourite books. Extracts will be read by Jane Wymark. Entry £2.50, includes a glass of wine

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Independent Bookshop Week: Podcast Tour
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Thursday 20 June 2019, 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 […]

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Rachel Malik
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Monday 15 April 2019, 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, […]

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Darragh Martin
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Monday 11th March 2019, 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 […]

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