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Dulwich Literary Festival 2017

Ali Smith, Alan Hollinghurst, Sam Leith, Henry Blofeld, Mihaela Noroc and many others to appear on the main weekend, 10-12 November. Additional events to take place throughout November, including a spooky All Saints Day special with Andrew Michael Hurley, a pop-up at West Norwood Feast and an evening in conversation with Robert Peston. Dulwich Literary Festival returns this November with a striking line-up of speakers, including celebrated writer Alan Hollinghurst, Man Booker shortlisted Ali Smith, ITV Political Editor Robert Peston, renowned sports journalist Henry Blofeld, The Spectator’s Literary Editor Sam Leith and photographer and social media sensation Mihaela Noroc. Presented by award-winning independent bookshop Dulwich Books, events will be hosted at various local venues including Dulwich College, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the bookshop itself. The 2017 programme includes something for everyone, with talks for children, walks for adults, ‘how-to’ workshops and thought-provoking discussions covering everything from sport and literature, to faith and global affairs. Commenting on the festival programme, Susie Nicklin, owner of Dulwich Books said: “We are delighted once again to bring together some …

Dulwich Books – October events

Dulwich Books of West Dulwich have some fantastic events on for you this autumn. Kate Young presents the Little Library Cookbook On Saturday 7th October Guardian food writer and cook Kate Young will join Dulwich Books to celebrate Bookshop Day. Kate is the author of The Little Library Cookbook, which includes 100 wonderful recipes inspired by her favourite novels. Paddington Bear’s marmalade, a Neopolitan pizza with Elena Ferrante, afternoon tea at Manderley… From Before Noon breakfasts and Around Noon lunches to Family Dinners and Midnight Feasts, The Little Library Cookbook captures the magic and wonder of the meals enjoyed by some of our best-loved fictional characters. Kate will prepare some tasty treats from the book and informally discuss the novels that inspire her cooking. What better way to mark Bookshop Day than with literature-inspired nibbles and book chat? 13.00 – 14.30. Taking place at Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, SE21 8SW. The event is free but registration is required. Places can be booked at www.dulwichbooks.co.uk or by phoning Dulwich Books on 020 8670 1920. All Saints Day Special with …

Village Books of Dulwich Village – September Events

Sunday 17 September: This Girl Can – An Evening with Judy Murray Village Books & Alleyns School host an evening with Judy Murray on Sunday 17th September. As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup, and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition. As a parent, coach, leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British tennis. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 entry only/£8 under 18’s or £25 includes a copy of Knowing the Score. Tickets available here www.village-books.co.uk/events The MCT at Alleyn’s, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, East Dulwich SE22 8SU Thursday 21 September: An Evening with Rachel Joyce & Sarah Winman 7pm. Village Books in Dulwich Village invite you for an evening in the company of bestselling authors, Sarah Winman & Rachel Joyce as they talk ‘in conversation’ about their wonderful new novels, Tin Man & The Music Shop. Tickets £8, includes a glass of wine Tickets available here  village-books.co.uk/events/ The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce is a new …

Parrot fashion: local author has children looking for exotic birds in the most unexpected of places

‘They were flying their kite, loop-the-loop up high, When something emerald flickered by…’ Parrots Don’t Live in the City! is the first in a series of children’s storybooks from local writer and illustrator duo, Lucy Reynolds and Jenna Herman. Perfect for two to six year olds, it leads little readers into a world of hidden birds and mini-beasts in search of one very special creature… The book was inspired by the bolshy, brilliant parakeets that are now spotted across the country, and who provide a regular flash of emerald in the skies above Brockwell Park. As Lucy, of Herne Hill, reflects, ‘These vivid green birds always fascinate little children – where did they come from? How did they get here? Why did they stay? The first time I spotted one in Brockwell Park I was amazed, but my husband wouldn’t believe me. Then a few days later I found an incredible green feather hiding amongst the leaves, and the seed for the story was sown’. As well as inspiring parrot spotters, the book’s lovely hide-and-seek …

New local author tackles the gender gap in children’s fiction

Cinderella? The prince doesn’t even recognise her once she’s changed out of her party dress, yet one shoe later she’s agreed to live happily ever after! A new arrival in the world of children’s fiction takes to task the traditional male and female roles portrayed in many books for younger readers.  ‘She’s Not Good for a Girl, She’s Just Good!’ is the first book by East Dulwich based author and mum-of-one, Suzanne Hemming. She’s Not Good for A Girl, She’s Just Good! tells the story of Frank and Florence, following the former’s preconception that Florence can’t be good at sport because she’s a girl.  It aims to inspire both boys and girls to believe that their gender does not determine their activities and choices in life. The book hits the shelves as equality issues continue to hit the headlines; the UK’s advertising watchdog is preparing to ban adverts that promote gender stereotypes while the BBC has come under fire for its lack of highly paid female stars. Written in rhyme, She’s Not Good for A Girl, She’s …