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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 …

New local author tackles the gender gap in children’s fiction

Cinderella? The prince doesn’t even recognise her once she’s changed out of her party dress, yet one shoe later she’s agreed to live happily ever after! A new arrival in the world of children’s fiction takes to task the traditional male and female roles portrayed in many books for younger readers.  ‘She’s Not Good for a Girl, She’s Just Good!’ is the first book by East Dulwich based author and mum-of-one, Suzanne Hemming. She’s Not Good for A Girl, She’s Just Good! tells the story of Frank and Florence, following the former’s preconception that Florence can’t be good at sport because she’s a girl.  It aims to inspire both boys and girls to believe that their gender does not determine their activities and choices in life. The book hits the shelves as equality issues continue to hit the headlines; the UK’s advertising watchdog is preparing to ban adverts that promote gender stereotypes while the BBC has come under fire for its lack of highly paid female stars. Written in rhyme, She’s Not Good for A Girl, She’s …

Village Books to host a Harry Potter Trivia Quiz

Village Books are hosting an official Harry Potter quiz to celebrate 20 years of the books. As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Harry Potter, the publisher Bloomsbury is running an official Harry Potter Trivia Tournament. Twenty bookshops across the UK have been chosen to host the quiz and Village Books are delighted to be one of only two shops chosen in London. The quiz is taking place on Friday 7th July at 7pm. Tickets are £25 per team and can be booked online here www.village-books.co.uk.  This event will take place in the Hall at All Saints Church. We have fantastic prizes to present on the night and the winning team will be invited to join 19 other teams for a grand finale, hosted by Bloomsbury in London.  Bloomsbury will pay travel costs to attend this event which will take place in the autumn. Village Books will be donating profits from this event to Lumos, the children’s charity founded by J K Rowling.