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 Andrew Michael Hurley and Laura Purcell

Join Dulwich Books at 7pm on the evening of 1st November (All Saints Day) for an evening of frightening fiction with Andrew Michael Hurley and Laura Purcell.

Andrew became a publishing sensation last year when his debut novel The Loney became a word of mouth bestseller and won the prestigious Costa First Book Award and Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards. Readers were transfixed by this gothic tale of a strange coastline known as The Loney – a brilliantly unsettling and atmospheric debut.

In October Andrew publishes his much anticipated second novel Devil’s Day – the story of a valley, a blizzard, a family and the Devil. It promises to be brilliantly gloomy.

Andrew will be joined by debut author Laura Purcell, whose first novel The Silent Companions is published this autumn. Inspired by the books of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill, it’s the story of newly married and newly married Elsie, who is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband’s country estate. Surrounded by hostility from the locals, and lacking company, Elsie discovers a mysterious locked room in her new home, and beyond its door lies a two-hundred-year-old diary and an unsettling painted wooden figure. Soon it turns out that Elsie is not as alone as we might think…

The authors will read from their books, discuss their writing, and answer questions from the audience. It promises to be frighteningly good.

Wednesday 1st November, 19.00 – 20.30. Tickets are £10 or £20 including a copy of Devil’s Day. Visit www.dulwichbooks.co.uk to book.


6 Croxted Road
West Dulwich
SE21 8SW

020 8670 1920

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Sun 11am – 4pm