25th & 26th Dec – Shop Closed
1st & 2nd Jan – Shop Closed
5th Jan – Lucie Whitehouse
21st Jan – Louise Doughty
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Is it wise to predict the 2 hottest, sharpest, classiest thrillers of 2014? Find out at our January crimefest
When we love a book, we can’t stop talking about it and that’s exactly how we feel about the two books our January visiting authors will be reading: we want to shout from the rooftops just how brilliant both are and why we will be recommending them to all crime aficionados for a long time to come.
On Jan 9th, we welcome Lucie Whitehouse to the shop at 7.30 to talk about her latest psychological thriller, Before We Met. Lucie has long been on our radar as a writer to invite to our shop. Both her previous novels, The House At Midnight and The Bed I Made have been in our Staff Favourites and that is exactly where Before We Met will go. An elegantly written, beautifully paced classic but-how-well-can-you-really-know-someone novel, it had us turning pages well into the night
On Jan 21st, also at 7.30, we’re delighted to welcome Louise Doughty here to read from the completely wonderful Apple Tree Yard. So completely in the thrall of this book were we while reading the hardback version, our first thought on waking each day was ‘when can I get back to reading Apple Tree Yard?’ It really is as taut, stylish and intoxicating as that.
Enter our Where’s Wally competition & tote his bag this Xmas!
We’ve got 20 Wally goodie bags to give away this December. Just look at this easy peasy question and send the asnwer to us at email@example.com marking the message ‘Wally’. We’ll announce the lucky winners in the week before Xmas. Good luck!
Our Summer Holiday Review Crew is back! Free books & discounts for young reviewers!
Attention all book-mad kids (and their parents!): we are relaunching our school holiday review club for children aged 8–15 after the brilliant success of last year’s crew who worked their way through piles of brilliant –free!–books way before their friends could buy them, got their reviews posted on our website and earned holiday discounts for themselves and their families.
If you, or someone in your family, would like to join, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Danny Reviews’ in the subject line. Telling us your age and sex also helps us find a review book that might be just right for you.
We will email you back and let you know when a review book is waiting for you in the shop–and then all you need to do is to read it, write a short review, including details such as author’s name/title/publisher and price and what it was that you liked about it/who else might enjoy it etc, and email it back to us within 3 weeks.
In return you will get a free copy of the book to keep, see your review on our website–and you will get a 20% discount off all children’s books throughout the summer holidays! Happy endings all round!
Once upon a time in a bookshop in West Hampstead…
We’re sure you’re aware that Storytime in our little shop is now twice weekly–no booking: just ramp the buggy up and head our way–but did you know we have a couple of special sessions coming up?
On Thursday 15th our little guests will be able to enjoy some gorgeous live classical music from the lovely people at the Classical Baby Company–and on Mother’s Day March 18th, we’re holding a super special Storytime at 11am–for Dads and littlies only! Yes, it’s time to give the missus a well-deserved lie-in and bring your kids to us to entertain.
And they all lived happily ever after!