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Interview with Bestselling Author Joanna Trollope

Number one bestselling author Joanna Trollope tells us about her new novel City of Friends, which is out in paperback now.   Tell us about your new novel, City of Friends. City of Friends is both contemporary and topical. It’s a novel about women, women in the workplace and it’s about friendship and family. I wanted to write a story that looked at all aspects of women’s personal and professional lives. The novel hinges on the friendship between four protagonists, Stacey, Melissa, Gaby and Beth. Four university friends, all working in different aspects of the finance industry, all in their late forties and all in very different personal situations. Through these characters, I look at marriage with children and marriage without children. I look at single parenthood, I look at being gay and the relationships attached to being gay in the modern world, I look at women fighting to succeed in a very crowded and male-dominated industry. In fact I’m trying to look at every aspect of what it means to be a woman and a …

In Strangers’ Houses – debut crime for the post-Brexit generation

Local author, Elizabeth Mundy, will be signing copies of her debut crime novel at Kirkdale Book Shop, 272 Kirkdale, London SE26 4RS, at 3pm on Saturday 10th March. When you clean strangers’ houses you learn their dirty secrets… Lena Szarka, a Hungarian cleaner working in London, knows all too well about cleaning up other people’s messes. When her friend Timea disappears, she suspects one of her clients is to blame. The police don’t share her suspicions and it is left to Lena to turn sleuth and find her friend. Searching through their houses as she scrubs their floors, Lena desperately tries to find out what has happened. But only Cartwright, a police constable new to the job, believes that this will lead to the truth. Together they uncover more of Islington’s seedy underbelly than they bargained for. But Lena soon discovers it’s not just her clients who have secrets. And as she begins to unravel Timea’s past, exposing long hidden truths, she starts to wonder if she really knew her friend at all. ‘A warmly crafted crime debut, perfect for our multicultural age. Lena’s strong …

An Evening with Mick Herron

Bestselling spy novelist Mick Herron returns with London Rules, the fifth of his acclaimed Jackson Lamb novels. Mick will be joining Dulwich Books on the evening of Wednesday 7th March, discussing his writing, reading from his new book and signing your copies. A favourite of Dulwich booksellers, Mick’s Jackson Lamb novels started with the bestselling Slow Horses. It was described by the Mail on Sunday as ‘the most enjoyable British spy novel in years’ and soon picked as one of the best twenty spy novels of all time by the Daily Telegraph. The following three novels went from strength to strength and have won bundles of prizes. Mick himself is as hilarious and captivating as his books. Do not miss this event! ‘Mick Herron is an incredible writer and if you haven’t read him yet, you NEED to. I read the Jackson Lamb books one after the other and am already desperate for the next one. They are smart, darkly comic and hugely addictive’ Mark Billingham ‘Mick Herron is shaping up to be the great spy novelist of our age.’ Daily Telegraph ‘It’s not …

An Evening with Joanna Trollope

Village Books of Dulwich Village is delighted to present an evening of chat and conversation with Joanna Trollope in The Great Hall at Alleyn’s School on Wednesday 7th March. Joanna will share with you her thoughts on writing, tell you about her latest novel and where she gets her storylines from. Joanna’s latest novel, An Unsuitable Match, is an a uplifting story of love, family and second chances. ‘Why on earth, after all you’ve been through, all you’ve survived, all you’ve achieved, why do you want to get married?’ Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson – a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn’t the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter . . . Like Rose’s daughter, Laura, who remembers her parents’ painful divorce and doesn’t want to see her mother hurt again. Or the twins, Emmy and Nat, who simply don’t trust the man their mother has fallen for. Then there’s Tyler’s children: Seth, …

Imogen Hermes Gowar in conversation with Rachel Hewitt

Let Dulwich Books take you back to Georgian London for a special evening of fiction and history with Imogen Hermes Gowar and Rachel Hewitt. Imogen is the author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, a spell-binding debut novel set in 1785. When the merchant Jonah Hancock hears that his captain has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid, gossip spreads through the docks and coffee shops, parlours and brothels of London. Suddenly, this very ordinary merchant finds himself catapulted into a glittering world of opulence and wealth beyond his wildest dreams. At a lavish party Jonah meets the celebrated courtesan Angelica Neal and both of their lives change forever. Inspired by a real ‘mermaid’ in the British Museum, The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock is sure to be one of the most special books of 2018 – an unforgettable jewel of a novel. Imogen will be in conversation with award-winning historian Rachel Hewitt, who recently published her second book A Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind. This authoritative account of the 1790s tells …