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April events at Village Books

An Evening with Susie Steiner in conversation with DS Graham McMillan Wednesday 18 April 7pm at Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich Village SE21 7BG Village Books invites you to join Susie Steiner and DS McMillan for an evening discussing working together on plotting the crimes so the books have a real authenticity. Whilst researching her latest book Persons Unknown, Susie Steiner worked with DS Graham McMillan. DS McMillan is a real life detective with the Met Police and his views and thoughts add a reality to Susie’s crime novels making them unique. Tickets £10, includes drinks & entry. Book here. Introducing debut novelist AJ Pearce Monday 23 April 7pm at Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich Village SE21 7BG Village Books invites you to meet AJ Pearce. Picked as one of the leading debut novelists of 2018 this will be an event you’ll not want to miss. Irresistibly funny and enormously moving, Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce is a love letter to the enduring power of friendship, the kindness of strangers and the …

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 …

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 …

Tom Kerridge Event at Village Books

Lose Weight for Good with Tom Kerridge Come along on Tuesday 30 January 2018 and hear Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge talk about how to cook full flavour meals for a low-calorie diet with a difference. Tom will be in conversation with Felicity Cloake, Guardian food writer. Aand there’ll be lots of time at the end for your questions. As Tom says: ‘It’s impossible to stick to a diet if the food you’re expected to eat is boring and doesn’t fill you up. So I’ve developed lots of tasty and satisfying recipes that people will love to cook and eat, but that will also help them lose weight. I truly believe that this attitude works. I’ve been there myself and now I want to help others get there too.’ Tickets £10/£8. Book tickets here. Elly Griffiths Bestselling crime and thriller author will be in Dulwich on Thursday 22nd February chatting about her books, how she writes the plots and keep the suspense throughout her novels. Tickets are £8 and include a glass of wine. This event …

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 …