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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 …

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 …

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 – 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, …

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 …