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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.

  • Cakes In Space!
    Philip Reeve
    and
    Sarah McIntyre
    join us to launch their new book.

     
    Saturday, 13th September at 10:30am in Marylebone High Street



    Tickets are free but places are limited so please email or call us to reserve seats.

     

  • The Big Blue Thing on the Hill
    Story Time with Yuval Zommer
    in Chelsea

     
    Saturday 13th September at 11.00am at Daunt Books Fulham Road



    GROWL, HOWL, RUMBLE and ROAR your way through a fun and noisy story time with guest author Yuval Zommer at Daunt Books in Hampstead and Chelsea.

    Yuval will read from his riotously funny picture book The Big Blue Thing on the Hill at our Fulham Road branch.

    Afterwards there will be a chance to make up some new stories and maybe invent some wild beasts of your own! Audience participation is positively encouraged.

    Perfect entertainment for the under sixes.

    Tickets are free but places are limited so please call us (020 7373 4997)to reserve a seat.

  • The Big Blue Thing on the Hill
    Story Time with Yuval Zommer
    in Hampstead

     
    Saturday 20th September at 11.00am at Daunt Books South End Road



    GROWL, HOWL, RUMBLE and ROAR your way through a fun and noisy story time with guest author Yuval Zommer at Daunt Books in Hampstead and Chelsea.

    Yuval will read from his riotously funny picture book The Big Blue Thing on the Hill at our South End Road branch.

    Afterwards there will be a chance to make up some new stories and maybe invent some wild beasts of your own! Audience participation is positively encouraged.

    Perfect entertainment for the under sixes.

    Tickets are free but places are limited so please call us (020 7794 8206) to reserve a seat.

  • Alice Oswald
    and
    Paul Keegan
    discuss
    A Ted Hughes Bestiary

     
    Monday, 22nd September at 6:30pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street



    Award-winning poet Alice Oswald discusses her beautiful selection of Hughes' sublime animal poems with Paul Keegan, who edited Hughes' Collected Poems. Alice Oswald's selection is arranged chronologically, with an eye to different books and styles, but equally to those poems that embody animals, rather than just describe them.

    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

  • Emily's Walking Book Club reads

    The Home-Maker

     
    Sunday, 5th October at 11.30am at our shop on South End Road


    Join other book-lovers for a walk on Hampstead Heath to discuss Dorothy Canfield Fisher's radical novelThe Home-Maker

    Evangeline Knapp is an obsessively house-proud mother, whose controlling perfectionism renders her children and husband utterly miserable. She doesn't realise the extent of her own frustration until disaster strikes and she must go out and earn a living, leaving her husband to be 'the home-maker'. Though it was written in 1924, The Home-Maker feels startlingly relevant to the gender and work debate of today. Provocative, compelling, very moving and beautifully written, this is a brilliant novel which is ripe for rediscovery.

    'I was amazed by the power and intelligence of The Home-Maker, which tackles the issue of working mothers and the depression cased by thwarted female energies with brilliant perceptiveness.' - Amanda Craig, Independent

    'An impressive and powerful piece of work ... written with great conviction and gusto.- - LP Hartley

    Please join us at our shop on South End Road on Sunday 5th October at 11.30

    (Children, friends and dogs are all very welcome!)
    Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3
    (020 7794 8206) hampstead@dauntbooks.co.uk

  • Andrew Roberts
    and
    Simon Sebag Montefiore
    discuss
    Napoleon the Great

     
    Thursday 9th October at 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street



    Following years of study, Andrew Roberts has created a true and truly revisionist portrait of Napoleon, one which brings to the fore the political genius of a fundamentally constructive ruler. Simon Sebag Montefiore, the acclaimed historian, novelist, and biographer of Stalin, joins Andrew Roberts on stage and an entertaining chat is guaranteed.

    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

  • Roger Moorhouse
    and
    Richard Overy
    discuss
    The Devils' Alliance

     
    Tuesday, 14th October at 6:30pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street



    In The Devils' Alliance, Roger Moorhouse tells the story of the 1939 Nazi-Soviet pact, an important part of the history of WW2 yet too often overlooked.
    Richard Overy, whose latest book is The Bombing War, is unquestionably amongst the finest of all historians of WW2.

    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 Sattin
    discusses
    Young Lawrence

     
    Tuesday, 21st October at 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street



    In Young Lawrence, historian and travel writer Anthony Sattin gives us "A Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man." This extraordinary story, beautifully told, of his formative years and travels in the region that came to define him, would later be concealed, first by the man himself and later by his own legend.

    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.

  • Shami Chakrabarti
    discusses
    On Liberty

     
    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.

    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.

  • Alexander McCall Smith

     
    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.

    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.

  • 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
    discusses
    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.

    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.