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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.

  • Shami Chakrabarti
    discusses
    On Liberty with Rachel Holmes

     
    Thursday, 23rd October at 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street



    Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, explores in her first book the importance of defending fundamental rights and freedoms, and the pressure placed on them in the changed world post 9/11. On Liberty is full of insight gained in a wide range of campaigning by a woman called "the undaunted freedom fighter," by The Observer and "the most dangerous woman in Britain" by The Sun.
    We are delighted that the historian and writer Rachel Holmes, whose wonderful recent biography Eleanor Marx: A Life won widespread acclaim, will be joining Shami to ask her more.”

    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.


  • ***SOLD OUT***
    Alexander McCall Smith
    ***SOLD OUT***

     
    Monday 27th October at 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street



    We are delighted that Alexander McCall Smith is returning this Autumn to update us on Mma Ramotswe and all at the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, with the publication of The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café, the 15th in the series. Prolific writer that he is, he will also be introducing Emma, his delightful updating of Jane Austen, and no doubt we will also learn more of Isabel Dalhousie, Bertie, Professor Dr Von Igelfeld, and all the other sublime characters that populate this wonderful author's world.

    THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

  • The Reverend Richard Coles
    discusses
    Fathomless Riches

     
    Thursday 30th October at 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street



    The Revd Richard Coles, much loved presenter Of Radio 4's Saturday Live, is a parish priest and the inspiration behind his friend Tom Hollander's "Rev". When you add in the fact that he was a pop-star with Bronski Beat and then The Communards, you begin to understand why his searingly honest account of a life's journey from hedonistic pop party-goer to a life devoted to God is so compelling.

    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.

  • Simon Armitage
    discusses
    Paper Aeroplane

     
    Thursday 6th November at 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street



    Now firmly established as one of this country's finest and best-loved poets, Simon Armitage discusses and reads from Paper Aeroplane, his own selection of his work over the last 25 years. It draws upon all of his award winning collections, from his stunning debut, Zoom to his latest uncollected work.

    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.

  • Felicity Green
    and
    Penny Vincenzi
    discuss
    Sex, Sense and Nonsense

     
    Tuesday 11th November at 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street



    Felicity Green, Fleet Street's first lady of fashion was, according to Vidal Sassoon " As much responsible for putting the swing into the sixties as any of us, including Mary Quant and me," She brought a new, original voice and look to the fashion pages of the 60's Mirror ...and this fun entertaining and revealing book tells it how it really was - the sixties as you've never seen them before. Penny Vincenzi is the author of 17 best-selling novels. The 17th, A Perfect Heritage, has just been published.

    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.

  • Michael Frayn
    in discussion with
    Marcel Theroux
    on
    Matchbox Theatre

     
    Thursday 13th November at 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street



    Whether writing novels or plays, Michael Frayn has always entertained his audience and won critical acclaim and awards along the way. Now he brings us Matchbox Theatre - Thirty short Entertainments. These comprise a miniature sketch show: thirty dialogues and monologues to be played in the smallest theatre in the world - the theatre of your own imagination.

    Michael will be joined by the novelist and broadcaster Marcel Theroux, whose latest novel Strange Bodies came out last year to sparkling reviews.

    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.

  • Anne de Courcy
    discusses
    Margot at War

     
    Tuesday, 18th November at 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street



    Following the enormous success of The Fishing Fleet, Anne de Courcy brings us an unconventional view of the First World War from inside Downing Street: a story of unrequited love, loss, scandal, sacrifice,and the Prime Minister's wife, Margot Asquith. She was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in history, transforming No 10 into a glittering social salon, yet her last five years there were to be a period of intense emotional and political turmoil in her private and public life.

    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.