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  • Alan Johnson MP at Elmgreen School

    Alan Johnson MP at Elmgreen School

    17 Mar 2015 06:00

    Dulwich Books in association with the Family Rights Group are delighted to welcome back Alan Johnson to Dulwich, to talk more about his life, his beliefs and what makes him get up in the morning. 


    Alan Johnson is a British Labour Party politician who served as Home Secretary from June 2009 to May 2010. Before that, he filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in both the Blair and Brown governments, including Health Secretary and Education Secretary. Until 20 January 2011 he was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. Johnson has been the Member of Parliament for Hull West and Hessle since 1997. His first book, ‘This Boy,’ was published in 2013. It won the RSL Ondaatje Prize and the Orwell Prize. His second book ‘Please, Mister Postman’ was published in 2014.


    It’s safe to say Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians today. At his event in December he did not rule out a return to the front bench if Labour are in power… so what does he think now?


    Tickets are £10 (+booking fee), with all profits are going to the Family Rights Group of which Alan is a patron.  


    This event will take place on Tuesday 17th March at The Elmgreen School, Elmcourt Road, London, SE27 9BZ. There is a bar open from 6.30pm with all profits going to the Family Rights Group, and the event will start at 7.15pm.


    Tickets for this event are £10 and available from:
    Online: http://dulwichbooks.eventbrite.co.uk/?s=32628986. 
    Phone: 02086701920 
    Email: dulwichbooks@yahoo.co.uk. 
    In-Person: Dulwich Books, SE21 8SW 

  • European Union Prize for Literature Reading with Evie Wyld

    European Union Prize for Literature Reading with Evie Wyld

    18 Mar 2015 19:00

    In 2014 Evie Wyld was award the European Book Award for her novel ‘All The Birds, Singing.’ The award – whose winners were announced this year at the Frankfurt book festival – recognises the best new and emerging authors in Europe and aims to help their international visibility, in part by facilitating the translation of their works.


    Evie Wyld is the author of two novels. Her debut, ‘After the Fire, A Still Small Voice,’ was shortlisted for the Impac Prize, the Orange Award for New Writers and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and awarded the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Her second, ‘All the Birds, Singing,’ won the Miles Franklin Prize, The Encore Prize and the EU Prize for Literature. In 2013 she was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists, having previously been named by the BBC as one of the twelve best new British writers.


    This event takes place on Wednesday 18th March 2015, doors open at 7pm with a drinks reception and then Evie will chat with author and journalist Laura Barnett about her writing, her book and the prize. Evie will do a short reading from the book before we open up the conversation for questions.


    Tickets for this event are free, but places are limited. To secure your event you can book online from:

    Online: http://dulwichbooks.eventbrite.co.uk/?s=32628986.

    Phone:  02086701920

    Email: dulwichbooks@yahoo.co.uk.


    In-Person: Dulwich Books, SE21 8SW

  • Free Children’s Storytelling with Gareth Edwards Saturday 21st March

    Free Children’s Storytelling with Gareth Edwards Saturday 21st March

    21 Mar 2015 11:00

    Join us for a special Storytime session hosted by Gareth Edwards, author of ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ and ‘Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner’, introducing his brand new book ‘Fabulous Pie’.

    Deep in the forest, a very bad bear is baking a fabulous pie. All the woodland animals want to help him find the perfect filling, so they bring him their favourite foods: berries, nuts, honey and salmon. But the bear has a better idea for what can go in the pie... the animals themselves!

    The event is free, but space is limited so we recommend you book your place in advance. Suitable for ages 7 and under. Book your place in person at Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, London SE21 8SW, by phone 020 8670 1920 or by visiting http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/dulwich-books-1098418481.

    Plus, our regular Storytime sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays at 11am are back, suitable for ages up to seven (Storytime sessions are free, no booking necessary).

  • Wine and Watery Yarns: Meet Two of Dulwich Books’ Favourite New Authors of 2015

    Wine and Watery Yarns: Meet Two of Dulwich Books’ Favourite New Authors of 2015

    26 Mar 2015 19:00

    On Thursday 26th March Dulwich Books invite you to discover two of our favourite new voices of this year, Catherine Chanter and Sara Taylor.

    Over the past few years we’ve been delighted to showcase some of the most exciting new writers hitting our shelves, including the likes of Jessie Burton (The Miniaturist), Eimear McBride (The Girl is a Half Formed Thing) , and Kevin Powers (The Yellow Birds) to name but a few. Now we’d like to introduce you to our hotly tipped new picks for literary stardom.

    Sara Taylor is the author of ‘The Shore,’ Dulwich Books’ owner Sheila hailed the book as one of her predictions for this year’s major awards longlists and described it as “storytelling at its best… a rich and stunning novel with mesmerising and wonderful narrative threads.”

    Catherine Chanter is the author of ‘The Well,’ when our bookseller Dave read it he described it as “a spectacular debut novel which starts in a world reminiscent of Margaret Atwood’s ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’ then drags you into a tense psychological thriller.”

    The evening will be hosted by Editorial Director at Canongate, Louisa Joyner.

    This event takes place on Thursday 26th March at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 which includes a glass of wine and canapés. Or for £20 you can get both books and a glass of wine and canapés; available from Dulwich Books in person, phone on 0208 670 1920, email dulwichbooks@yahoo.co.uk or online from http://dulwichbooks.eventbrite.co.uk/?s=32033232