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Few better than Bitter

Thursday 18th October 2018

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It’s set in North London & it is blisteringly good. Discover Bitter with us on 18 Oct


If there’s one thing that we love, it’s a novel set in our part of the world; and when we discover a brilliant debut that is not only set locally, but is startlingly good our interest is really piqued; when we discover it ticks many of our local interest boxes–World War 2, the 1960s, refugees, we’re on the phone to the publisher begging to meet the author.

Luckily for us–and, we hope, you–author Francesca Jakobi is visiting on 18 Oct at 7.30 to talk to us about her novel Bitter, the beautifully observed and occasionally heartbreaking story of Gilda, a German Jewish refugee living in Swiss Cottage in the 1960s; to discover why her life is is shattered and solitary, despite having her son and daughter in law living close by, the novel takes us back to Berlin in the 1930s. The novel’s desolation is illuminated with glimmers of dark humour and, ultimately, hope.

Francesca will be in conversation with bestselling author and Bitter fan Susie Steiner.

Entry is free, but please book via 0207 4312 3770/info@welbooks.co.uk /@WELBooks or in the shop!