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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 …

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 …