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    29 Nov 2014 10:00

    Join us on Saturday 29th November between 10am and 3pm to search for Santa in West Dulwich. This is the most perfect activity for anyone 9 and under.


    What do you need to do? You collect a form from Dulwich Books and search for the 10 Santa’s hidden in and around West Dulwich. As you spot each Santa you mark up your form and when you have spotted 8 or more you bring it back to Dulwich Books, before 3.45pm and we’ll enter you into a prize draw.


    Santa’s will be hidden within the following shops: The Dulwich Trader, Thomas’ Schoolwear, Jaadu, Alleyn Park Garden Centre, Wigwam & Tea West (on Rosendale Road), Cook, Dulwich Bakery and Half Moon Studios.


    Prize draw and lucky dip prizes will take place at 3.45pm.



    We will also be joined by Minnie the Clown for a special storytelling at 11am, and throughout the day there will be the West Dulwich Christmas Fair https://www.facebook.com/events/711312465615009/



    29 Nov 2014 11:00

    Join us at 11am when we’ll be joined by Minnie the Clown for an extra special storytelling where she’ll be reading from her book ‘Ben the Outside Dog.’


    We’ll also be running a Where’s Santa competition across West Dulwich from 10am https://www.facebook.com/events/341279306055807/?ref=22 and there will be the Love West Dulwich Christmas Fair running all day https://www.facebook.com/events/711312465615009.



    For more information please contact Dulwich Books on 0208 670 1920 or email dulwichbooks@yahoo.co.uk.

  • The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman at Dulwich Books

    The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman at Dulwich Books

    01 Dec 2014 19:00

    The only London event for French Canadian author Denis Thériault takes place on Monday 1st December at 7.30pm. Straight after his appearance on the Radio 2 Simon Mayo show Denis will chat about his amazing novel The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman.


    A truly original novel centering on obsession, loneliness and the unlikely but beautiful art of haiku writing. Bilodo lives a solitary daily life, routinely completing his post round every day and returning to his empty Montreal apartment. But he has taken to stealing people’s post, steaming open the envelopes and reading the letters inside. Ségolène corresponds with the master poet Gaston, and their letters are composed of only haiku. The simplicity and elegance of their poems move Bilodo and he begins to fall in love with her. One day Gaston dies after being hit by a car and faced with the prospect of continuing a life without his beloved’s poetry, Bilodo decides to impersonate Gaston and continue to write to Ségolène himself. But how long can such a deception endure?


    ‘Enchanting, philosophically astute and deeply poignant’ - John Burnside


     ‘The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman is a strange yet wonderful tale of obsession reminiscent of Haruki Murakami and Jean Giono that sucks you into the melancholy and monotonous world of a postman with a questionable hobby.’ – Dave Faulds (Bookseller at Dulwich Books)



    Tickets are £10 and include a copy of The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman, 2 bottles of craft beer from the Gipsy Hill Brewing Company (http://www.gipsyhillbrewing.com) + a 20% discount voucher to spend in the shop (when you come along to the event). Available online from http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/dulwich-books-1098418481, via telephone on 020 8670 1920, via email: dulwichbooks@yahoo.co.uk or in person in the bookshop.