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Celebrating Jackie Collins, with Alexandra Heminsley, Veronica Henry, Alex Khan & Crystal Rasmussen

Thursday 21st March 18:30 at London - Gower Street

“My heroines kick ass. They don’t get their asses kicked!”

There have been many imitators but only ever one Jackie Collins. With millions of her books sold in more than forty countries, and with thirty-one international bestsellers to her credit, she is one of the world’s top-selling novelists.

To celebrate the relaunch of some her much-loved bestsellers, featuring introductions from the likes of Jessie Burton and Barbara Taylor Bradford, a fabulous panel of authors and journalists are coming together to share their love for one of the most original feminist writers of all time.

Bestselling author, ghost writer and Grazia books editor Alexandra Heminsley, who worked with Collins in the early 2000s, bestselling novelist Veronica Henry who has penned a new introduction to The World Is Full of Divorced Women, and Diary of a Drag Queen author Crystal Rasmussen will be choosing their favourite Jackie Collins novels and discussing how she inspired a new generation of female writers and readers. They will be chaired by lifelong fan and author of Bollywood Wives, Alex Khan.

When accepting her OBE from the Queen, she said “Not bad for a school drop-out” – a revelation capturing her belief that both passion and determination can lead to big dreams coming true. Prior to her untimely death in 2015, Jackie Collins lived in Beverly Hills where she had a front row seat to the lives she so accurately captured in her compulsive plotlines. She was a creative force, a trailblazer for women in fiction and, in her own words: "a kick-ass writer!"

There will be an audience Q&A and guests are encouraged to glam up and bring along their favourite Jackie Collins novel to share. The best dressed will win a signed Jackie novel!

Join us for an evening of kick-ass female heroines, leopard print and glitz, as would befit the unrivalled Jackie Collins.

Tickets are £10/8 (students/Waterstones cardholders) and include a glass of wine or soft drink

London - Gower Street Waterstones, London - Gower Street
Thursday 21st March 18:30

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