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The Lost Art of Letter Writing
Tuesday 3rd December
at Keats House
will be signing
Ruby Redfort: Catch Your Death
In Daunt Books Chelsea on Thursday 5th December
and in Daunt Books Hampstead on Saturday, 3rd December
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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.
- Thursday 28th November, 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street
This event is Sold Out
This talk takes place at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street
- Thursday, 28th November at 7pm, at Daunt Books Fulham Road
Daunt Books welcomes the award winning writer and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, who will be speaking about writing fact and fiction when discussing his compulsive new novel One Night in Winter. From the author of the acclaimed Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar comes a thriller and a love story that takes us back to Stalin's Moscow. Simon will be in conversation with novelist Vanora Bennett, author of the brilliant Midnight in St Petersburg.
Talks take place at Daunt Books, Fulham Road. Tickets are £5 (including wine). They may be purchased from our Fulham Road shop in person, with credit/debit card by (02073734997), or via email: email@example.com.
- Tuesday 3rd December at 7pm, at Keats House
In a world dominated by email and text, Facebook and Twitter, two champions of letters fight their corner.
Simon Garfield, author of acclaimed (and bestselling) histories of typography and geography Just My Type and On The Map, has turned his attention to a history of correspondence in his brilliant new book To the Letter. In Letters of Note, Shaun Usher has compiled a beautiful collection of over a hundred letters, ranging from Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application to Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide note. Each book is a testament to the power of the handwritten word. Join us for an evening to celebrate this dying art... we might just resuscitate it!
This talk takes 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)
- Thursday, 5th December at 5pm, at Daunt Books Fulham Road
Daunt Books is delighted to welcome one of our favourite children’s book author and illustrator Lauren Child, who will be visiting the Fulham Road just before Christmas. Come and have your favourite Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean or Ruby Redfort books signed, and enjoy a mince pie with the author herself! This is also a fantastic opportunity to buy signed copies of any of Lauren’s wonderful books for Christmas. An afternoon not to be missed – for the whole family!
This event is free, and takes place at Daunt Books, Fulham Road (02073734997), or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Saturday, 7th December at 2:30pm, at Daunt Books South End Road
Catch Your Death is the third book in Lauren’s thrilling series for older readers featuring 13 year old super agent Ruby Redfort. Catch Your Death is suitable for ages 9+, but all ages are welcome.
This event is FREE. For more information please pop into Daunt Books, 51 South End Road, London NW3 2QB, telephone 020 7794 8206, or via email: email@example.com.
(Children, friends and dogs are all very welcome!)
Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3
(020 7794 8206) firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder, you can listen again to Emily's Walking Books Club on Rambling with Clare Balding here.
- Monday 9th December at 8pm, at the London Jewish Cultural Centre
To mark the publication of his new book, A. C. Grayling roves the rich traditions of friendship in literature, culture, art, and philosophy, bringing into his discussion familiar pairs as well as unfamiliar—Achilles and Patroclus, David and Jonathan, Coleridge and Wordsworth, Huck Finn and Jim.
Grayling lays out major philosophical interpretations of friendship, then offers his own take, drawing on personal experiences and an acute awareness of vast cultural shifts that have occurred.
Talks take place at The London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London, NW11 7SX. Tickets are £10 in advance, £12 on the door. They may be purchased from the LJCC's website here.