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Miranda Miller – N16 Writers & Readers group
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Monday 11 October 2021, 7:30pm Miranda Miller will be talking about her new novel, Angelica: A Paintress of Minds, a first-person account of the life of the 18th-century Swiss neoclassical painter Angelica Kauffman, published by Barbican Press. We are restricting numbers, so you must book either by email or in the shop. Entry is £5 and […]

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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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Ian Marchant
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Monday 11th February 2019, 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 […]

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Lara Feigel
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Monday 12th November 2018, 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 […]

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Jane Harris
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Monday 8th October 2018, 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, […]

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