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The Smoke Is Rising
by
Mahesh Rao

We are proud to announce the first original novel from Daunt Books Publishing

More about this wonderful book can be viewed here.



Events

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.

  • Helena Attlee, Mina Holland and Pen Vogler
    on
    The Land Where Lemons Grow, The Edible Atlas and Dinner with Mr Darcy

    Thursday 10th April, 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street

    Helena Attlee: The Land Where Lemons Grow
    Helena Attlee's fascinating book looks at Italy's rich history through the prism of the humble lemon. By combining history, recipes, horticulture and art, she explores the past and present of citrus from its use in essential oils for perfumes and recipes for Popes to the citrus collectors amongst Renaissance grandees to more modern links between organised crime and the citrus industry. It is a warm and surprising tour of a country with a very different guide.

    'Thrillingly sensual, and zesty in every sense, Helena Attlee is the best of companions as she leads us through sun-drenched citrus groves and in and out of history.'
    Deborah Moggach

    Pen Vogler: Dinner with Mr Darcy
    Food always played an important part in Jane Austen's novels whether it was a picnic on Box Hill in Emma or instrumental in the courting of Mr Darcy. Food was used as a commodity for showing off, as a way of showing kindliness among neighbours, as part of the dynamics of family life, for comic effect or the important business of romance. Using easily available ingredients, food historian Pen Vogler's wonderful book provides authentic recipes from the period bringing the world of Pride and Prejudice to life and into your kitchen.

    Mina Holland The Edible Atlas: Around the World in 80 Cuisines
    This is a book for intrepid cooks as Mina Holland, acting editor of the Guardian's "Cook" supplement sets off around the world to explore what and why people eat the way they do across the globe. From a South Indian Coconut Fish Curry to Scandinavian pickled cucumbers to Caribbean Jerk Chicken, this kaleidoscope of a book brings together recipes, anecdote, history and literature as well as words of wisdom from renowned chefs such as Yotam Ottolenghi, Jacob Kenedy and Giorgio Locatelli to name just a few.

    Travelling and living (and eating) abroad inspired her to write about wha and why people eat as they do around the globe. The Edible Atlas is her first book.

    This talk takes place at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street. Tickets cost £8.00, and are available from the Marylebone shop in person, via telephone (020 7224 2295), or online here.

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  • Emily's Walking Book Club
    reads
    Carlo Levi's Christ Stopped at Eboli

    Sunday 13th April, Setting off from the South End Road shop at 11:30am.


    Join other book-lovers for a stroll around Regent's Park with bookseller and blogger Emily Rhodes to discuss Carlo Levi's poignant memoir Christ Stopped at Eboli.

    In 1935, Carlo Levi - painter, writer and doctor - was banished to a remote province of southern Italy due to his uncompromising opposition to Mussolini's Fascism. Christ Stopped at Eboli is his powerful evocation of his years spent in this 'other world, hedged in by custom and sorrow, cut off from History and the State' - the peasants' world of poverty and simplicity, which he grew to understand and respect.

    'One of the most poetic and penetrating first-hand accounts of the confrontation between two cultures.' Times Literary Supplement

    You can purchase of copy of Christ Stopped at Eboli here.

    Children, friends and dogs are all very welcome!

    A reminder, you can listen again to Emily's Walking Books Club on Radio 4's Rambling with Clare Balding here.

  • Alan Johnson
    on
    This Boy

    Wednesday 16th April, 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street

    The former Home Secretary on his beautifully written memoir of a troubled but ultimately triumphant childhood in the 50's and 60's

    This talk takes place at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street. Tickets cost £8.00, and are available from the Marylebone shop in person, via telephone (020 7224 2295), or online here.

  • Lara Feigel
    in conversation with
    Selina Hastings
    on
    The Love-Charm of Bombs

    Wednesday 16th April, 7pm at Keats House, Hampstead

    The bombs of the Second World War wrought terrible destruction on London, but they were also a 'love-charm' for the city's inhabitants. Freed from the responsibilities of normal life, many Londoners succumbed to the thrill of wartime passion...

    In her extraordinary work - part history, part biography and part literary criticism - Lara Feigel describes the Second World War as experienced by five of the best writers of the day: Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, Rose Macaulay, Hilde Spiel and Henry Green. She shows that these years of bleakness were also a time of romantic excitement and literary achievement.

    Dr Lara Feigel is a lecturer in English and the Medical Humanities at King's College London, where her research is centred on the 1930s and the Second World War. Selina Hastings is an award-winning biographer, whose subjects include Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh, Rosamund Lehmann and Somerset Maugham.

    Talks in Hampstead take place at Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, NW3 Tickets are £5 (including wine). They may be purchased from our South End Road shop in person, or with credit/debit card by telephone (0207 794 8206)

  • Henry Marsh
    on
    Do No Harm

    Tuesday 22nd April, 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street

    Anyone who has seen Henry Marsh in the two award-winning documentaries made about one of the country's leading neurosurgeons will understand how frank and fascinating this memoir is.

    This talk takes place at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street. Tickets cost £8.00, and are available from the Marylebone shop in person, via telephone (020 7224 2295), or online here.

  • Alex Bellos
    on
    Alex Through the Looking Glass

    Thursday 24th April, 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street

    A brilliant follow up to Alex's Adventures in Numberland

    This talk takes place at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street. Tickets cost £8.00, and are available from the Marylebone shop in person, via telephone (020 7224 2295), or online here.

  • James Buchan in conversation with Michael Axworthy
    on
    A Good Place to Die and Revolutionary Iran

     
    Tuesday 29th April, 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street

     

    To celebrate our publication of James Buchan's superb Iranian-set thriller A Good Place to Die, he talks to Michael Axworthy, whose acclaimed Revolutionary Iran is published in paperback this month

    This talk takes place at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street. Tickets cost £8.00, and are available from the Marylebone shop in person, via telephone (020 7224 2295), or online here.

  • Deyan Sudjic
    on
    B is for Bauhaus

     
    Thursday 1st May, 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street

     

    Director of the Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic, will be in conversation with Stephen Bayley, author and design critic, as they consider the modern world through the lens of design.

    This talk takes place at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street. Tickets cost £8.00, and are available from the Marylebone shop in person, via telephone (020 7224 2295), or online here.

  • Joël Dicker
    on
    The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair

     
    Friday 2nd May, 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street

     

    Joël Dicker will be here to talk about his huge European bestseller, The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair. Described by the Sunday Times as '...an intricate murder mystery that could be the read of the summer', 'A global phenomenon' by Le Monde and 'All the ingredients of a world bestseller' by Die Zeit, we are delighted that Joël will be with us during his brief visit to London to tell us more.

    This talk takes place at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street. Tickets cost £8.00, and are available from the Marylebone shop in person, via telephone (020 7224 2295), or online here.

  • Tim Butcher
    on
    The Trigger

     
    Thursday 8th May, 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street

     

    Best-selling travel writer Tim Butcher has turned his attention to the chase to find the assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914.

    This talk takes place at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street. Tickets cost £8.00, and are available from the Marylebone shop in person, via telephone (020 7224 2295), or online here.

  • Orlando Figes
    on
    Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991

    Thursday 15th May, 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street

    The problem of Russia dominated the 20th century. Perhaps the finest modern historian of Russia tells the story in an illuminating short history.

    This talk takes place at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street. Tickets cost £8.00, and are available from the Marylebone shop in person, via telephone (020 7224 2295), or online here.

  • Ben Macintyre
    on
    A Spy Among Friends

     
    Monday 19th May, 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street

     

    We are delighted that Ben Macintyre is coming to tell us more about his wonderful new book on Kim Philby, A Spy Among Friends

    This talk takes place at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street. Tickets cost £8.00, and are available from the Marylebone shop in person, via telephone (020 7224 2295), or online here.

  • Jerry White
    on
    Zeppelin Nights

    Thursday 22nd May, 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street

    Jerry White follows his prize-winning trilogy of London histories with a portrait of the capital during the First World War

    This talk takes place at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street. Tickets cost £8.00, and are available from the Marylebone shop in person, via telephone (020 7224 2295), or online here.