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Myth, Medicine and Motherhood in 1980s Nigeria
Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

Myth, Medicine and Motherhood in 1980s Nigeria

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Unravelling against the social and political turbulence of 1980s Nigeria, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀’s debut is the heartbreaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, a marriage and a family; a powerful and vivid story of what it means to love not wisely but too well. Shortlisted for the Baileys & Wellcome Book Prizes, Stay With Me was one of the great books of the year.

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The Melody: Music and the Myths We Create
Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

The Melody: Music and the Myths We Create

Twice Booker-shortlisted Jim Crace joins us to discuss his latest novel The Melody, an ecological fable for our times. The book follows recently widowed musician Albert Busi, whose chance encounter with a strange creature has repercussions for his town that spiral quickly out of his, and everybody’s, control.

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Murder Most Unladylike: A New Mystery
Aug
26
3:00 PM15:00

Murder Most Unladylike: A New Mystery

Children’s literature superstar Robin Stevens joins us to talk about the latest book in her best-selling Murder Most Unladylike series, in which Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong travel to Hong Kong - and Hazel is framed for murder! Join Robin as she leads a murder mystery session followed by audience Q&A and signing.

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Ghost Wall: Back to the Dark Ages
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Ghost Wall: Back to the Dark Ages

Sarah Moss has garnered a reputation for writing about place, family and what makes us who we are. In her new novel, Ghost Wall, teenager Sylvie goes along with her father’s hobby: acting out Iron Age life at an experimental archaeology camp. In a literary blending of old and new, Sylvie unearths an age-old narrative of male power and female solidarity.

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