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Tot Taylor

The Story of John Nightly

Monday 18th November at 6:30pm

Free Entry

Local author Tot Taylor will read from his novel using excerpts and new songs at the piano. Entry is free but please contact us to reserve your place. About the book.. John Nightly (b. 1948) finds his dimension in pop music, the art form of his time. His solo album becomes one of 1970’s bestselling […]

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Gillian Tindall

The Pulse Glass

Monday 2nd December at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 020 7485 7793 or in-store.

A personal and global history in objects, Gillian Tindall traces the memories and meanings that accrue to the artefacts of human lives through time. Before ordinary doctors had access to accurate pocket watches, they timed a patient’s pulse with a 30-second sandglass. A ‘pulse glass’ was a functional piece of medical equipment, designed to measure […]

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Crucible

Jonathan Fenby

Crucible - The Year That Forged Our World

Tuesday 29th October at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

One year shaped the world we know today. This is the page-turning story of the pivotal changes which were forged in the space of thirteen months of 1947-48. Two years after the end of the second conflict to engulf the world in twenty years, and the defeat of the Axis forces of Germany, Italy and […]

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Tracy Chevalier – SOLD OUT

A Single Thread

Thursday 24th October at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

This event is now fully booked. Please contact us if you would like a signed copy to collect after the event. About the book… It is 1932 and Violet Speedwell is a “surplus woman” – one of millions of English women unable to marry since World War I decimated a generation of potential spouses. Looked […]

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Louise Doughty

Platform seven

Thursday 17th October at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

We are delighted to announce an event with local author Louise Doughty who is returning to the shop to talk about her latest novel Platform Seven About the book… Platform Seven at 4am: Peterborough Railway Station is deserted. The man crossing the covered walkway on this freezing November morning is confident he’s alone. As he […]

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Here To Stay, Here To Fight EVENT CANCELLED

A Race Today Anthology

Thursday 10th October at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

Here to Stay, Here to Fight: A Race Today Anthology by Paul Field, Robin Bunce, Leila Hassan, Margaret Peacock Launch Event. October is Black History Month and we are excited to be hosting a talk to celebrate the publication of a new anthology of articles and essays from the journal Race Today. From 1973 to […]

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Steve Jones

Here Comes the Sun

Tuesday 8th October at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a talk by local author and academic Professor Steve Jones about his latest book Here Comes the Sun.  About the book… Our sun drives the weather, forms the landscape, feeds and fuels – but sometimes destroys – the creatures that live upon it, controls their patterns of activity, makes […]

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Ursula Owen

Single Journey Only - A Memoir

Thursday 3rd October at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

We are delighted to host a talk with one of the founding directors of Virago Press to celebrate the publication of her memoir Single Journey Only. Ursula Owen will be in conversation with literary journalist Emily Rhodes About the book… Ursula Owen has been a significant figure in the worlds of literature and free expression […]

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Americana

Luke Healy

Americana

Thursday 12th September at 6:30pm

Free Entry

Come along to celebrate the launch of Americana by Luke Healy, published by Nobrow Press. Entry is free but space is limited so please register your interest in attending at the shop before the event. About the book… The Pacific Crest Trail runs 2660 miles, from California’s border with Mexico to Washington’s border with Canada. […]

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Howard Jacobson

In conversation with Tom Sutcliffe

Monday 29th July at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

We are delighted to have Howard Jacobson talking at the Owl about his new north London set novel Live a Little.  At the age of ninety-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything – including her own children. She spends her days stitching morbid samplers and tormenting her two long-suffering carers, Nastya and Euphoria, with tangled stories […]

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Bernardine Evaristo – EVENT POSTPONED

In conversation with Emily Rhodes

Tuesday 23rd July at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

We are sorry to announce that this event has been postponed –  we will be contacting ticket holders shortly to arrange refunds. Please contact us for more information. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and […]

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Extinction Rebellion

This is Not a Drill

Monday 22nd July at 6:30pm

Tickets £7.99, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

Join us to meet the editors of This is Not a Drill, an Extinction Rebellion Handbook. Ticket price includes a copy of This is Not a Drill and admission to the event. You can collect your copy of the book from the shop before the event or at the event itself. This is what the […]