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John Healy

The Metal Mountain

Tuesday 2nd July at 6:30pm

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

Join us at the Owl for a talk with local author John Healy. John has just published a new novel The Metal Mountain. Award-winning writer John Healy was born in London in 1943 to Irish immigrant parents in London’s Kentish Town. He left school at 15 and spent his formative years in the army, becoming […]

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Toby Faber

Faber & Faber - The Untold Story

Wednesday 10th July at 6:30pm

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

Join us at the Owl to meet Toby Faber who will be talking about his new history of Faber & Faber and his new thriller Close to the Edge. Published to celebrate Faber’s 90th anniversary, this is the story of one of the world’s greatest publishing houses – a delight for all readers who are […]

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Alissa Timoshkina

Salt & Time - Recipes from a Russian Kitchen

Tuesday 16th July at 6:30pm

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

Salt & Time will transform your perceptions of the food of the former Soviet Union, and especially Siberia – the crossroads of Eastern European and Central Asian cuisine – with 100 inviting recipes adapted for modern tastes and Western kitchens, and evocative storytelling to explain and entice. Why not try the restorative Solyanka fish soup […]

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Sefi Atta

The Bead Collector

Thursday 18th July at 6:30pm

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

Lagos, January 1976, six years after the Nigerian Civil War. A new military regime has been in power for six months, but rumors are spreading that a countercoup is imminent. At an art exhibition in the affluent Ikoyi neighborhood, Remi Lawal, a Nigerian woman who runs her own greeting-card shop, meets Frances Cooke, who introduces […]

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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 020 7485 7793 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 […]

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Bernardine Evaristo

In conversation with Emily Rhodes

Tuesday 23rd July at 6:30pm

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

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 lovers, across the country and through the years. Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic […]

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Howard Jacobson

Live a Little

Monday 29th July at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 020 7485 7793 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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LUCASTA MILLER

L.E.L.

Monday 24th June at 6:30pm

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

The lost life and scandalous death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the celebrated female Byron. Local author Lucasta Miller will be talking at the Owl about her new biography of Letitia Landon. On 15 October 1838, the body of a thirty-six-year-old woman was found in Cape Coast Castle, West Africa, a bottle of Prussic acid in […]

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David Edgerton

The Rise and Fall of the British Nation

Monday 17th June at 6:30pm

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

Until the 1940s the United Kingdom was, David Edgerton argues, an exceptional place: liberal, capitalist and anti-nationalist, at the heart of a European and global web of trade and influence. Then, as its global position collapsed, it became, for the first time and only briefly, a real, successful nation, with shared goals, horizons and industry, before […]

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David Rosenberg

Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History

Monday 10th June at 6:30pm

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

Rebel Footprints brings to life the history of social movements in the capital. Transporting readers from well-known landmarks to history-making hidden corners, David Rosenberg tells the story of protest and struggle in London from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. From the suffragettes to the socialists, from the Chartists to the trade unionists, the […]

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Camden Changing

Wednesday 5th June at 6:30pm

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

Join us to celebrate the publication of a new local history book featuring views of Kentish, Camden and Somers Towns, from the 1960s and 70s. Photographs by Richard Lansdown, text by Gillian Tindall, author of The Fields Beneath.   When it was decided in 1963 that several London boroughs should be merged into a larger […]

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LUIS DE MIRANDA & MICHAEL WELLS

Being & Neonness

Thursday 30th May at 6:30pm

Free Entry

Join the author and translator to celebrate the publication in English of Being & Neonness For most of us, the word neon conjures images of lights, colours, nightlife, and streets. It evokes the poetry of city nights. For Luis de Miranda, neon is a subject of philosophical curiosity. Being & Neonness is a cultural and philosophical […]

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TESSA HADLEY

Late in the Day

Tuesday 21st May at 6:30pm

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

An exciting opportunity to meet Tessa Hadley whose latest novel has just been published to rave reviews. Tessa Hadley will be in conversation with writer and literary journalist Emily Rhodes Late in the Day explores the tangled webs at the centre of our most intimate relationships, to expose how beneath the seemingly dependable arrangements we […]

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David Kogan

Protest and Power - The Battle for the Labour Party

Thursday 9th May at 6:30pm

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

Only Clement Atlee, Harold Wilson and Tony Blair have won power from a sitting Conservative government. Of the ten general elections since 1979, Labour has won three, all under Blair. This record of failure, if applied to any other walk of life, would raise the fundamental question of why continue to fight a losing battle? […]

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Caroline Boggis-Rolfe

The Baltic Story

Thursday 2nd May at 6:30pm

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

Join us to celebrate the publication of The Baltic Story with writer and lecturer Caroline Boggis-Rolfe The Baltic Story recounts the shared history of the countries around the Baltic, from the events of a thousand years ago to today. It shows the ties of blood and commerce that have bound the different lands which now […]

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New Daughters of Africa

Nah Dove & Angela Cobbinah

Monday 29th April at 6:30pm

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

Join us to celebrate the publication of this wonderful anthology celebrating the lives and work of more than 200 women writers of African descent. Two of the featured writers, Nah Dove and Angela Cobbinah are Camden based and will be in conversation with Harriet Evans and Shezan Renny Featuring women across the diaspora, New Daughters of Africa […]

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MELISSA HARRISON

All Among the Barley- In conversation with Emily Rhodes

Thursday 25th April at 6:45pm

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

Join us at the Owl to meet Melissa Harrison who will be in conversation with writer and literary journalist Emily Rhodes. The autumn of 1933 is the most beautiful Edie Mather can remember, though the Great War still casts a shadow over the cornfields of her beloved home, Wych Farm. When charismatic, outspoken Constance FitzAllen […]