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Kamila Shamsie and Penelope Lively present Penguin Women Writers

Monday 26th February 18:30 at London - Gower Street

Penguin Women Writers celebrates the centenary of women getting the vote in Britain. Curated by two of the UK’s most acclaimed female writers – Penelope Lively and Kamila Shamsie – this project features four forgotten classics by female authors: Mary McCarthy’s Birds of America, Meatless Days by Sara Suleri, Lifting the Veil by Ismat Chughtai and The Lark by E. Nesbit. Join both authors for a very special evening, as they discuss the importance of the project and the titles they have selected.

Drinks served from 6pm.

All tickets include a glass of wine and a 15% discount on copies of the above titles purchased on the night. BUY ONLINE, IN STORE OR BY PHONING 020 7636 1577.

More About The Books

Birds of America by Mary McCarthy (introduced by Penelope Lively)
An electrifying coming-of-age tale about an American teenager who moves to Paris to avoid being drafted in the Vietnam war, and the turmoil he faces as his idealistic views are challenged in a changing world.

Meatless Days by Sara Suleri (introduced by Kamila Shamsie)
A stunning memoir of female experience in post-colonial Pakistan, which delves into the tragic loss of the author’s mother and sister, and explores how our lives are changed by the people that leave them.

The Lark by E. Nesbit (introduced by Penelope Lively)
A joyful and utterly charming novel about two eighteen-year-old cousins who find their guardian has gambled away their money, leaving them with a ramshackle cottage in the English countryside where they must try to earn a living of their own.

Lifting the Veil by Ismat Chughtai (introduced by Kamila Shamsie)
A wickedly funny and provocative collection of writing from India’s most controversial feminist writer, which explore the inner workings of women’s lives and celebrate the power of female sexuality in a patriarchal world.

 

 
London - Gower Street Waterstones, London - Gower Street
Monday 26th February 18:30
£6 (standard)
£4 (student)

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