16th May – Hadley Freeman
4th June – Julie Myerson
13th June – Peter Bradshaw
29th June – Jeffrey Deaver
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Meet Nick Coleman, author of BBC Radio 4 former book of the week, The Train In The Night
It’s a memoir like no other–about a lifelong love of music, but also a ‘beautiful, elegiac’ ballad to love, loss, middle age and looming mortality.
Find out why the critics adore The Train In the Night which opens as Indpendent/Time Out/NME music critic Nick Coleman woke one morning to discover a world of silence as Sudden Neurosensory Hearing Loss threw his world into chaos. Nick will be talking to music industry maven and NW6 resident Ian Blackaby about the book and his career to date, as well as how he has learned to live with his debilitating condition on June 18th at 7.30pm
Highly recommended for all, but particularly those who love music or who have sudden disability in their lives. The talk is free and drinks will be served. Please book your place via 0207 431 firstname.lastname@example.org/@WELBooks
Julie Myerson is the latest respected writer to publish a book with supernatural themes under the classic Hammer imprint, Helen Dunmore and Jeanette Winterson also having published gripping novels recently. We loved The Quickening, which kept us guessing right to the very end and hope you’ll enjoy its charms when Julie visits the shop on June 4th to read from it, sign copies and answer any questions you might have about the book and her career to date.
As the story centres on a Caribbean honeymoon, The Quickening makes the perfect summer companion and will slip into your hand luggage perfectly, so get your holiday reading sorted nice and early by joining us on Tuesday 4th June at 7.30pm
Master crime writer & multi million selling author visits on 28 June
Is there anything that the globally bestselling crime writer Jeffery Deaver hasn’t achieved? If visiting West Hampstead was on his to-do list he’ll be crossing it off on June 29th, because the evening before at 6.30pm he will be here to sign copies of his latest Lincoln Rhyme thriller The Kill Room.
The Kill Room is Deaver’s thirtieth thriller and it fizzes with his trademark chills and intrigue. As this is a signing, not a reading, there’s no need to reserve a place, just turn up nice and promptly for your chance to meet one of the world’s foremost proponents of electrifying crime writing.
His name is synonymous with cinema, having enjoyed a long and glorious career at The Standard and now The Guardian, but Peter Bradshaw is also a novelist and we’re delighted to welcome him to the shop on June 13th at 7.30pm to read from and sign copies of his latest, Night Of Triumph, ‘a hilarious page turning recreation of the one true collision of royalty and riff raff’ according to David Baddiel, while The New Statesman called ‘funny and perceptive…excellent’. Peter has also promised to fill us in on the odd Fleet St/cinema anecdote.