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Meet the authors!

Meet the authors!

Bath
Saturday 31st July 10:00 - 15:00

Your local children's authors and illustrators await!

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Exclusive international online event with Peter V Brett - in conversation with Katherine Arden

Exclusive international online event with Peter V Brett - in conversation with Katherine Arden

Online Events
Tuesday 3rd August 18:00

Join us for an exclusive online event with the titan of fantasy, Peter V Brett, as he talks about his new book, The Desert Prince, with Katherine Arden.

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Shari Lapena and Lisa Jewell in conversation with Joe Haddow

Shari Lapena and Lisa Jewell in conversation with Joe Haddow

Online Events
Wednesday 4th August 19:30

Join us for what promises to be a brilliant evening of conversation with internationally bestselling crime writers Shari Lapena and Lisa Jewell, as they talk to Joe Haddow about their new books Not a Happy Family and The Night She Disappeared.

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Once Upon a Crime: Exclusive Event with Robin Stevens in conversation with Elle McNicoll

Once Upon a Crime: Exclusive Event with Robin Stevens in conversation with Elle McNicoll

Online Events
Thursday 5th August 11:00

Join us for an exclusive online event with Robin Stevens to celebrate the publication of her latest book, 'Once Upon a Crime'.

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David Thewlis in conversation with Terri White

David Thewlis in conversation with Terri White

Online Events
Thursday 5th August 19:30

Join us for what promises to be a brilliant evening of conversation with actor, author and director David Thewlis, as we launch his second novel Shooting Martha.

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Holly Smale, Elle McNicoll and Abigail Balfe in conversation with Cerrie Burnell

Holly Smale, Elle McNicoll and Abigail Balfe in conversation with Cerrie Burnell

Online Events
Thursday 12th August 19:30

Join us online for an inspiring conversation about disability representation in YA and children’s fiction, and how being autistic has influenced the authors writing.

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The Pirate Mums at Waterstones Truro

The Pirate Mums at Waterstones Truro

Truro
Saturday 28th August 11:00 - 14:00

Join author Jodie Lancet-Grant for a rollicking pirate-themed adventure to celebrate her fabulous picture book The Pirate Mums!

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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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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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