Thank you to the V&A, for the wonderful workshop they organised with Molly Hatch last Saturday to coincide with the publication of A Passion for China. As Molly said on Facebook …
Events continued for the Eight Ghosts authors with Max Porter at Eltham Palace, Mark Haddon and York Cold War Bunker, Stuart Evers at Dover Castle and Sarah Perry at Audley End. They were wonderful evenings of chilling stories and atmospheric historic tours.
Saturday was a wonderfully atmospheric evening at Carlisle Castle with Andrew Michael Hurley, the first of a series of English Heritage events to celebrate the publication of Eight Ghosts. Andrew read from his short story ‘Mr Lanyard’s Last Case’, revealed how and why the castle inspired him, and discussed the history of the ghost story. Guests were then led on an after-dark tour of the castle itself.
There are five more events coming up, starting with Kamila Shamsie at Kenilworth Castle on Tuesday evening.
With thanks to Keggie Carew and Underhill Wood Nature Reserve for a very pleasant evening on the launch of Among the Summer Snows by Christopher Nicholson.
(Photo: Keggie Carew)
The Edinburgh International Book Festival programme is now live, and we’re delighted to have two authors appearing.
Moved by the awful fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington, the Newham Bookshop organised a raffle of signed books donated by publishers. They had an ‘unbelievable response’ from publishers, and by the end of the evening the total raised was £1,100 – but you can still visit the shop to purchase raffle tickets for the next week.
Alice took part in the Stoke Newington Literary Festival Pursuit of Beauty salon last Friday, and you can see her at the Emerald Street Festival on Saturday 10th, and leading the Ways to See Exhibition at the V&A on 1-2 July.