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Village Books – November events

An evening with Evan Davis – Why we have reached Peak Bullshit and what we can do about it Sunday 5thNovember at 7.30pm Village Books are delighted to host Newsnight presenter Evan Davis in the MCT at Alleyns School to hear his thoughts on post truth. Tickets are £10/£8 and can be booked at www.village-books.co.uk Bestselling author Philip Pullman talks writing and storytelling on Tuesday 7th November at 7.30pm Village Books are thrilled to bring Philip Pullman to Dulwich. He will talk about his life in writing and his new collection of essays on storytelling, published on 2nd November and called Daemon Voices. As the author of His Dark Materials series this is a treat for all book lovers in South London. This event is taking place at the MCT in Alleyns School. Tickets are £10/£8 or book offer of Daemon Voices + ticket for £25 and can be booked at www.village-books.co.uk The Medieval Queens of England with Alison Weir on Thursday 16th November at 7.30pm Join Village Books & Alison Weir as she shares with us the dramatic story …

Village Books – October events

Village Books have a fantastic line-up of events for you this Autumn. Whether you are interested in cooking, history, fiction or politics there’s an event for you. Coming to Dulwich next month are Alexander McCall Smith, Judith Kerr, Robert Harris, Adam Kay & Hardeep Singh Kohli and Salley Vickers. Alexander McCall Smith: Tuesday 3rd October 7.30pm. Author of No 1 Ladies Detective Agency comes to Dulwich to talk about his new book in this series. Alexander will be in conversation with Peter Guttridge as he discusses the eagerly anticipated new Isabel Dalhousie novel, A Distant View of Everything, and catch up with little Bertie and the cast of 44 Scotland Street in The Bertie Project. Tickets are £10/£8. Visit Village Books website for tickets www.village-books.co.uk/events Judith Kerr: Sunday 15th October 3pm. Village Books in Dulwich Village are thrilled to host an event with Judith Kerr. Best known for writing The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Judith will be in conversation with Sunday Times Children’s Literary Critic, Nicolette Jones to talk about her new picture book, Katinka’s Tail. Tickets are £10 adult entry only, …

Dulwich Literary Festival: The Way We Live Now

The Dulwich Literary Festival takes its theme from the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. First published in book form in 1875, Trollope’s novel was inspired by the financial scandals of the early 1870s. The author had returned to England from Australia and sought to express his shock and disgust at the extent to which greed and corruption had become systemic in the spheres of politics, commerce, journalism and diplomacy. In 2016, as the world trains its gaze towards the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917, it seems fitting to re-examine Trollope’s exposé of British society, rich in satire and drama, and to compare and contrast it to how we live today. With some of UK’s best-known names in politics, fiction, poetry and history on the adult programme, they also have a series of children’s events to entertain and delight. Highlights Friday 11 November Called to Account 7pm. The George Farha Auditorium, Dulwich College. £15. Harriet Harman and Margaret Hodge: two women who have given exceptional public service to the UK discuss a crucial aspect of contemporary life, …

Local author, Anne Coates, signing copies of her début crime novel, Dancers in the Wind

Local author, Anne Coates, will be signing copies of her début crime novel, Dancers in the Wind, on Saturday 29 October from 3 to 5pm in The Palmerston, Lordship Lane. The book is already garnering four and five star reviews since its publication on 13 October, 2016. About Dancers in the Wind The book is set in 1990s London and features East Dulwich at that time. Freelance journalist and single mother Hannah Weybridge is commissioned by a national newspaper to write an investigative article on the notorious red light district in King’s Cross. There she meets prostitute Princess, and a police inspector in the vice squad, Tom Jordan.
When Princess later arrives on her doorstep beaten up so badly she is barely recognisable, Hannah has to make some tough decisions and is drawn ever deeper into the world of deceit and violence. Three sex workers are murdered, their deaths covered up in a media blackout, and Hannah herself is under threat. As she comes to realise that the taste for vice reaches into the higher echelons of the …

Adder, Bluebell, Lobster – Wild Poems by Chrissie Gittins, illustrated by Paul Bommer

Forty fantastic poems inspired by nature words left out of the latest Oxford Junior Dictionary. Help save the names of these animals, plants and birds from extinction and be inspired to write your own poems using other words which have been culled! Watch out for bossy Beetroot! Be enchanted by a Bluebell witch’s thimble and spot a dive-bombing Lark or a cute Great-Crested Newt. From Adder to Wren, forty fantastic poems celebrate forty amazing animals, birds and plants and their beautiful names – names which YOU can can help poet Chrissie Gittins save from EXTINCTION. This is nature close up, exciting – and WILD. Margaret Atwood, Andrew Motion and Michael Morpurgo were among 28 authors who, in 2015, protested against Oxford Junior Dictionary’s replacement of ‘natural’ words with 21st-century terms. They called for “a deliberate and publicised decision to restore some of the most important nature words” in order to send a “tremendous cultural signal and message of support for natural childhood”. This is exactly what Chrissie Gittins’ new anthology does. An August 2016 highlight …