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Meet Sally Rooney at Waterstones Piccadilly

Meet Sally Rooney at Waterstones Piccadilly

London - Piccadilly
Monday 6th September 19:45

Sally Rooney’s first two novels have established her as one of contemporary literature’s brightest talents and we are delighted to welcome her to Waterstones Piccadilly to sign exclusive edition copies of her new book Beautiful World, Where Are You on the evening before its publication.

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Gower St Indie Spotlight: Martin Shaw on Smoke Hole

Gower St Indie Spotlight: Martin Shaw on Smoke Hole

London - Gower Street
Tuesday 7th September 18:30

Join renowned storyteller and author Martin Shaw for an evening at Waterstones Gower St, where he will speak about his new book Smoke Hole, and how ancient stories can help us face the complexities of modern life.

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A Forgotten Kent Author, Patrick Wright on Uwe Johnson

A Forgotten Kent Author, Patrick Wright on Uwe Johnson

Canterbury - Rose Lane
Wednesday 8th September 18:30

Ticketed Talk by Patrick Wright. Masks, distanced seating and Track-and-Trace compulsory at this live event.Towards the end of 1974, a stranger arrived in the small town of Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. He could often be found sitting at the bar in the Napier Tavern, drinking lager and smoking Gauloises while flicking through the pages of the Kent Evening Post. ''Charles'' was the name he offered to his new acquaintances. But this unexpected immigrant was actually Uwe Johnson, originally from the Baltic province of Mecklenburg in the GDR, and already famous as the leading author of a divided Germany. What caused him to abandon West Berlin and spend the last nine years of his life in Sheerness, where he eventually completed his great New York novel Anniversaries in a house overlooking the outer reaches of the Thames Estuary? And what did he mean by detecting a ''moral utopia'' in a town that others, including his concerned friends, saw only as a busted slum on an island abandoned to ''deindustrialisation'' and a stranded Liberty ship full of unexploded bombs?

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James Robertson: In conversation

James Robertson: In conversation

Online Events
Wednesday 8th September 19:30

The acclaimed Scottish novelist discusses his new novel with Allan Little.

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LYNN INNES  'The Last Prince of Bengal'

LYNN INNES 'The Last Prince of Bengal'

Canterbury - Rose Lane
Tuesday 14th September 18:30

The British deposed Nawab Nazim from his kingdom in 1880. The family tale which then unfolded included a spell in England, a scandalous muslim marriage to a chambermaid, farming in the Australian outback, and eventually a certain Lynn Innes, much loved University of Kent Emeritus Professor of Postcolonial Literature and author of the pioneering History of Black and South Asian Writing in Britain (2002).

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Michelle Paver and Abi Elphinstone in conversation with Danny Hahn

Michelle Paver and Abi Elphinstone in conversation with Danny Hahn

Online Events
Wednesday 15th September 18:00

Join us online for this special event as two bestselling authors discuss their books, inspirations, writing processes and the world of magical adventures.

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The Channel

The Channel

Canterbury - Rose Lane
Thursday 16th September 18:30

Slow Down. Come to this talk and signing by warm and witty sea-swimmer Charlie Connelly, who will talk about his two bestsellers 'Attention All Shipping, a Journey around the Shipping Forecast', and 'The Channel' (funny, sweet-tempered and skips along like a skiff in a fresh breeze ' - The Times) Naturally we will play the shipping forecast as the audience arrives, and 'Sailing By' as they leave. SAFETY: Seating will be distanced at this event, Track-and-Trace check-in compulsory, and ventilation appropriately breezy.

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