Village Books is a small but beautifully stocked award-winning independent bookshop located in the heart of lovely leafy Dulwich Village. They have hosted events with Michael Palin, Graham Norton, Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson, Judith Kerr, Dan Snow, Yotam Ottolenghi, Adam Kay, Evan Davis, Alexander McCall Smith, Robert Harris, Gail Honeyman and many more.

Here’s what’s on at Village Books in May…

Hard Pushed: A Midwife’s Story 
Wednesday 1st May 2019, 7.30pm
MCT, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, Dulwich, SE22 8SU
Tickets £10/£8

Leah Hazard’s life on the NHS frontline, working within a maternity system at breaking point, is more extreme than you could ever imagine. From the bloody to the beautiful, from moments of vulnerability to remarkable displays of human strength, from camaraderie to raw desperation, from heart-wrenching grief to the pure, perfect joy of a new-born baby, Leah has seen it all. Hard Pushed is for fans of Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt and Christie Watson’s The Language of Kindness. This event is in partnership with Alleyn’s School Enterprises.

Bazaar with Sabrina Ghayour
Tuesday 7th May, 7.30pm

MCT, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, Dulwich, SE22 8SU
Tickets £10/£8

Join us for an evening of chat and food demonstration with bestselling author of Persiana: Sabrina Ghayour. In Bazaar, Sabrina brings her trademark passion for strong flavours and simple ingredients to a collection of delicious vegetarian recipes. Sabrina will be talking to Guardian Food Journalist Felicity Cloake. This event is in partnership with Alleyn’s School Enterprises.

Confessions of a Bad Mother: The Teenage Years By Stephanie Calman 

Wednesday 15th May, 7.30pm

Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich, SE21 7BG

Tickets £10 (includes a glass of wine)

We imagine the teenage years as a sort of domestic meteor strike: when our dear, sweet child, hitherto so trusting and innocent, is suddenly replaced by a sarcastic know-all who cruelly disregards the important wisdom we have to pass on. But with her characteristic unflinching honesty and bracing wit, Stephanie Calman debunks that myth and finds that her teenagers are frequently thinking and feeling the same thing as she is: that the other person has all the power and basically hates them. Stephanie will be talking to her husband Peter Grimsdale about her new book and how to navigate the teenage years.

Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson by Anna Pasternak

Thursday 16th May, 7.30pm

Lower School, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, Dulwich, SE22 8SU
Tickets £10/£8 

On the 11th December 1936 Edward VIII’s abdication plunged the British monarchy and its government into crisis.  Determined to marry Wallis Simpson, the King didn’t pause to consider for a moment that she, not him, would be blamed for his history altering decision. In Untitled, Anna Pasternak looks deep into the life and legacy of one of the most misjudged women in British royal history, seeking to understand an unusual and complex woman, and the untenable situation she became embroiled in. This event is in association with Alleyn’s School Enterprises.

Village Books, 1d Calton Avenue, Dulwich Village, London SE21 7DE