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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 020 7485 7793 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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Steve Jones

Here Comes the Sun

Tuesday 8th October at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 020 7485 7793 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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Here To Stay, Here To Fight

A Race Today Anthology

Thursday 10th October at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 020 7485 7793 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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Louise Doughty

Platform seven

Thursday 17th October at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 020 7485 7793 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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Tracy Chevalier

A Single Thread

Thursday 24th October at 6:30pm

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

I know many of you have been waiting in eager anticipation for the date of our talk with Tracy Chevalier, and here it is! Book tickets early, we will sell out quickly! About the book… It is 1932 and Violet Speedwell is a “surplus woman” – one of millions of English women unable to marry […]

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Past Events

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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 […]

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Sefi Atta

The Bead Collector

Thursday 18th July at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 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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Alissa Timoshkina

Salt & Time - Recipes from a Russian Kitchen

Tuesday 16th July at 6:30pm

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

Join us for a talk with KinoVino founder Alissa Timoshkino who will be signing copies of her debut cookbook Salt & Time. There will be food talk, wine, and samples for people to taste after the talk. Salt & Time will transform your perceptions of the food of the former Soviet Union, and especially Siberia – […]

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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 01799 524 552 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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John Healy

The Metal Mountain

Tuesday 2nd July at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 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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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 […]