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Hampstead

Every month Daunt Books holds a range of interesting author events featuring the likes of William Boyd, Alexander McCall Smith and Jan Morris. Please get in touch if you would like to reserve a signed copy from any of these events.

  • Diana Henry
    with
    India Knight

    A Bird in the Hand

    Thursday 26th March at 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High St.

    Diana Henry's wonderful A Change of Appetite was widely-regarded as one of the best cookbooks of 2014 and she is back with a new collection of recipes, this time giving chicken the centre stage. She has plundered the globe for some brilliant recipes - from quick Vietnamese lemon grass and chilli chicken thighs through to a complete feast with pomegranate, barley and feta stuffed roast chicken with Georgian aubergines. There is no eating or entertaining occasion that isn't covered in this book.
    We are delighted that the journalist, author and broadcaster India Knight will be with us to chat to Diana about the mouth-watering details.

    Tickets are £8 and include a glass of wine, 20% off the speaker's books and 20% off supper on the night at Hardy's Brasserie and Wine Bar.

    Tickets may be purchased from our Marylebone shop in person, with credit/debit card by telephone 0207 224 2295 or here online.

  • Claire Ptak
    'The Violet Bakery Cookbook'

    Tuesday 14th April at 7.00pm at Daunt Books Marylebone.

    A California native, Claire Ptak worked as a pastry chef for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse before moving to London where she opened the Violet bakery in Hackney in 2010, now famed for its exquisite baked goods. Come and hear her preach on making baking worth it!

    Tickets are £8 and include a glass of wine, 20% off the speaker's books and 20% off supper on the night at Hardy's Brasserie and Wine Bar.

    Tickets may be purchased from our Marylebone shop in person, with credit/debit card by telephone 0207 224 2295 or here online.

  • Anthony King
    'Who Governs Britain?'

    Thursday 16th April at 7.00pm at Daunt Books Marylebone.

    Acclaimed political scientist and best-selling author Anthony King will be chatting about how power has shifted within British government over recent decades. A fascinating primer for the upcoming election.

    Tickets are £8 and include a glass of wine, 20% off the speaker's books and 20% off supper on the night at Hardy's Brasserie and Wine Bar.

    Tickets may be purchased from our Marylebone shop in person, with credit/debit card by telephone 0207 224 2295 or here online.

  • 'Britain On Her Knees: January 1941 & the Brink of Defeat'
    Guest speaker: James MacManus, author of Sleep in Peace Tonight

    Thursday 16th April at 7.00pm at Daunt Books Chelsea.

    The devastation London suffered during the Blitz is ingrained in the nation's consciousness, and the capital still bears many of the scars. Quite how close Britain came to being defeated in January 1941, however, is much less well-documented.

    As part of a new series of talks taking place in our Fulham Road shop, Daunt Books is truly fortunate to host journalist, screenwriter, novelist and Managing Director of the Times Literary Supplement, James MacManus as our Guest Speaker for the evening. James's new novel, Sleep in Peace Tonight, thrillingly depicts January 1941 and Churchill's struggle to persuade President Roosevelt's most trusted advisor Harry Hopkins to bring the United States to Britain's aid, to prevent Britain falling to Nazi Germany and the war being lost. With his extensive research into the period, James brings his expert perspective to Daunt Books Fulham Road for what promises to be a very entertaining night of historical discussion.

    Tickets for each event are £5 and include a glass of wine and 20% off the speaker's books on the night, and can be bought from our Fulham Road shop or with credit or debit card by telephone on 020 7373 4997.

  • Emily's Walking Book Club

    Sunday 19th April at 11.30am at Daunt Books Hampstead.

    Join other readers on Hampstead Heath to discuss Nan Shepherd's masterpiece of nature-writing, The Living Mountain.
    Shepherd's exquisite rendering of the Cairngorm mountains is the result of a lifetime spent in search of their 'essential nature'. In beautiful sensuous prose, she explores the hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape and reflects on our relationship with the wild.
    Please join us at Daunt Books, 51 South End Road, NW3. Children, friends and dogs welcome!

  • Ferdinand Mount
    'The Tears of the Rajas'

    Wednesday 29th April at 7.00pm at Daunt Books Marylebone.

    Ferdinand Mount will be here to tell us more about his ravishing new book on the British in India. It is a sweeping account of a single Scottish family through mutiny, siege, debt and disease from Madras to the Afghan snows.

    Tickets are £8 and include a glass of wine, 20% off the speaker's books and 20% off supper on the night at Hardy's Brasserie and Wine Bar.

    Tickets may be purchased from our Marylebone shop in person, with credit/debit card by telephone 0207 224 2295 or here online.

  • What a State: The Anthropology of Parliament
    Guest speaker: Emma Crewe, author of Commons and Lords

    Wednesday 29th April at 7.00pm at Daunt Books Chelsea.

    After five years of waiting, Daunt Books invites you to Fulham Road to celebrate the General Election, and to ask, is there any positive view of modern British politics that we can take to give us hope amongst the rampant cynicism?

    Daunt Books Fulham Road welcomes anthropologist and researcher at SOAS Emma Crewe to offer just such a positive view. For her new book Commons and Lords: An Anthropology of Parliament, Emma conducted five years of research into both House of Commons and the House of Lords, finding rigorous legislative scrutiny, MPs more passionate in representing their constituency than ever and peers of all parties working together to improve and amend Bills passed by the Lower House. But is that enough to inspire a disenchanted electorate? Take the night off from Messrs Cameron, Miliband and Clegg to join us for an altogether more inspiring insight into what makes our modern Parliament tick.

    Tickets for each event are £5 and include a glass of wine and 20% off the speaker's books on the night, and can be bought from our Fulham Road shop or with credit or debit card by telephone on 020 7373 4997.

  • Finding the Muse: Inspiration and The Creation Of A Business Of One's Own
    Guest speaker: Meike Ziervogel, founder of Peirene Press

    Thursday 14th May at 7.00pm at Daunt Books Chelsea.

    A lot of people get ideas from time to time about starting up a business and having a company of their own. But how can these flashes of inspiration be captured and made into a single, clear vision? How is that vision made real? And is it possible to run a business that is completely true to your vision, whilst working with another business that is true to somebody else's?

    Daunt Books Fulham Road is particularly delighted to welcome writer and publisher Meike Ziervogel, founder of Peirene Press, as our Guest Speaker for the evening. In Peirene Press, Meike has created a business whose vision has been both beautiful and clear from the start, but which has also managed to develop and stay fresh in the years since it began. Alongside this, Meike has written Magda and Clara's Daughter, both published by another major independent publisher, Salt, with a third, Kauthar, due out later this year. Meike's experience of creating and running what is indisputably one of the country's best independent publishers whilst working with another, and being able to write in amongst all of it, means that we at Daunt Books Fulham Road are exceptionally pleased to invite you to share in some of the wisdom Meike has gained during the years since Peirene was born.

    Tickets for each event are £5 and include a glass of wine and 20% off the speaker's books on the night, and can be bought from our Fulham Road shop or with credit or debit card by telephone on 020 7373 4997.