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Italian Literary Evening at Village Books

Village Books of Dulwich Village present Lucy Foley, author of The Invitation and Louisa Young, author of Devotion as they chat and discuss all things Italian on Tuesday 13th June at 7pm. We’ll be serving prosecco and arancini throughout the evening. The Invitation is a sweeping love story set during the 1950s in Italy, filled with mystery, glamour and danger. ‘A seductive love tale’ says the Sunday Times Style magazine. Devotion is a novel of family, love, race and politics set during the electric change of the 1930s.  The third book in the series set in the difficult years between the two World Wars, this is a novel of love, family, race and politics in the 1930s. ‘Young expertly weaves politics, race and loyalty into the family’s narrative’  says the Observer Tickets are £8 and include prosecco and arancini. Book tickets here: www.village-books.co.uk/events

The Last Word: Maggie O’Farrell

Maggie O’Farrell is appearing at Alleyn’s School on Thursday 18th May at 7.30pm to chat about her most recent smash, This Must Be the Place – a dazzling, intimate epic about who we leave behind and who we become as we search for our place in the world. As the author of seven fabulous books, including The Hand That First Held Mine, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, Instructions for a Heatwave, shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award this is an event not to miss. Ticket are £10  Book tickets online at www.village-books.co.uk or pop into the bookshop on Calton Ave, in Dulwich Village. The most famous person you’ve seen or met? When I was around seventeen or eighteen, I was in Edinburgh one evening at the time of the Festival. I was sitting on the steps of a closed cafe in the Old Town when a man walked up the steps, to try the locked door. I say ‘walked’ when actually it was more of a glide, a float, a human glissando: something in the quality of …

Local life coach lends support to Londoners looking for a better lifestyle

Becca Teers, 42 from East Dulwich, is the author of “Unlimited” a new book designed to help people take up positive habits that will help them achieve their dreams and aspirations. Teers, has worked as a holistic therapist in South London for more than 20 years, before launching her new business, Heathy Habits, centred on using hypnosis to help people implement positive change to their lives. Becca says, “Having worked within the health and beauty business for two decades I’ve met so many people with brilliant ideas but struggle to turn them into a reality. I found the psychology of why more people don’t pursue their passions fascinating and dedicated myself to helping people realise their potential. I became fascinated about what makes people successful and developed a series of seven habits that unpin to formula for self-improvement. Ultimately, I found that by adopting some small life style changes, you can make a hugely positive difference to your mindset and attitude, which is what Unlimited is all about – taking seven simple steps to help …

Books and Beer: Lisa McInerney in conversation with David Keenan

Join Dulwich Books at 7pm on Saturday 22nd April for an evening of books and beer with Lisa McInerney (The Blood Miracles) and David Keenan (This Is Memorial Device). Last year Lisa became a Dulwich Books bestseller when her hard-hitting debut novel The Glorious Heresies won the Bailey’s Prize for fiction by women. A tale of organised crime and less organised families, set in the ‘arse end of Ireland’, Lisa’s new novel revisits the characters of The Glorious Heresies and continues the story of twenty-year-old Ryan Cusack, who struggles to make his way out of the drug world to follow his dream of becoming a DJ. Lisa will be in conversation with David Keenan, long-time music critic and author of the extraordinary This Is Memorial Device. Lisa herself has described David’s debut novel as “an incredible book, savage and tender and poignant and mad”. A hallucinated oral history of a Scottish post-punk scene that never existed, the book’s 26 chapters each set out the fictional recollections of one person who was there to witness this most obscure explosion of culture. …

Cake Decoration Demonstration with GBBO contestant Flora Sheddon

Village Books are delighted to welcome cookery writer (and Great British Bake Off Star) Flora Shedden on Saturday 18th March for a cake demonstration and chat about her new book Gatherings: recipes for feasts great and small. Flora will share tips and advice needed to produce a decorated cake worthy of the Great British Bake Off and answer any questions you have on cake decorations and all things baking. The book signing will take place after the event. 2pm in The Lounge at St Barnabas Church on Calton Avenue, Dulwich. Tickets are free but should be reserved in advance. Book via the website www.village-books.co.uk or via email dulwich@village-books.co.uk, via phone on 020 8693 2808 or pop into the bookshop on Calton Avenue, Dulwich Village. Flora is 20 and lives in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. Having worked as a gallery assistant, researcher, photographer, costume seamstress and waitress she likes to keep busy. Currently however she has returned to her favourite pastime: writing. And cooking. And photographing. This is the first time she has published her work since creating …