Hear the author of our favourite spy series talk about his latest brilliant book
It’s our first author talk of the year and we couldn’t be more pleased that it’s Mick Herron, creator of the JacksonLamb spy series.
Zeitgeisty, dark, smart and wickedly humorous, London Rules [‘London Rules might not be written down, but everyone knows rule one. Cover your arse’) sees Lamb’s crack(ed) team of assorted miscreants on the trail of a cell of terrorists. But, as well as the large public debacles one might expect, why have they targeted a particularly oddball member of Lamb’s own team and is there a secret pattern within the apparently random acts of terror?
Mick will be joining us at 7.30pm on 19th February and, quite honestly, we couldn’t recommend attendance–and of course, reading his remarkable books–more highly. Entrance is free, but we ask that you please book your place via 0207 431 3770 or email@example.com. All the Jackson Lamb novels will be in stock for Mick to sign on the night.
Hear actor Greg Wise read from his sister Clare’s defiantly positive book
He is known to millions of us as an almost absurdly dashing actor…and so others in West Hampstead simply as a neighbour and we are proud to welcome Greg Wise to the shop on February 21st to talk as the co-author of NotThat Kind Of Love. Co-author because Not That Kind is based on the blog his sister Clare began when she first received a diagnosis of cancer in 2013. The book is a moving, thought provoking and defiantly humorous description of a journey to death while at the same time being a true celebration of life.
Entry to Greg’s talk and signing is free, but booking is essential. Reserve your place via 0207 431 firstname.lastname@example.org. Demand is already high so hurry! If you can’t make it on the night, but would like a signed copy of the book, just let us know and we can put a copy aside for you or post if you can’t collect
Hear acclaimed author Sarah Winman talk about her astonishingly beautiful novel, Tin Man
When internationally bestselling author Sarah Winman‘s Tin Man was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award, it came as little surprise. Fellow literati had been falling over themselves to heap hyperbole on it since publication and we also fell for its tender and exquisitely crafted story of the transformative and enduring power of love.
Tin Man is all set for paperback publication and with it the praise and sales will rightly re-echo around the broadsheets and bookshops. So we are beyond delighted to welcome Sarah to the shop *on publication day* March 22nd at 7.30pm to talk about and read from Tin Man…and we suspect she’ll be happy to sign copies too!
If you’d like to join us, entry is free, but please book ahead via 0207 431 email@example.com
It’s been described as Brideshead Revisited meets The Talented Mr Ripley. Does Elizabeth Day’s The Party live up to the hype? Yes
Make room in your diary to head here on 17th April at 7.30 when one of our favourite writers will be in conversation with–you guessed it–another of our favourite writers!
Elizabeth Day will be talking about her superlative elegant thriller, The Party, with Susie Steiner, author of Persons Unknown and Missing Presumed.The Party is a story of betrayal, privilege and hypocrisy set in the heart of the establishment. Smart, dark and beautifully paced, the action alternates between the present day which finds outsider anti-hero Martin in a police interrogation room following the eponymous party and the decades back story of his school and university career where his obsession with the lavishly handsome and self assured Ben begins.
Entry is free, but please book via the usual channels