JULY BOOK CLUBS IN THE SHOP

Friday 6th July at 10.30am.

Monday 9th July at 10.30am and 7pm.  Wednesday 11th June at 7pm.

These Dividing Walls by Fran Cooper

Step into Paris as you have never seen it before. . .

What building doesn’t have secrets? 
How much does anyone know of what goes on behind their neighbour’s doors?

On a hot June day, grief-stricken Edward arrives in Paris hoping that a stay in a friend’s empty apartment will help him mend. But this is not the Paris he knows: there are no landmarks or grand boulevards, and the apartment he was promised is little more than an attic room.

In the apartments below him, his new neighbours fill their flats with secrets. A young mother is on the brink, a bookshop owner buries her past, and a banker takes up a dark and malicious new calling.

Before he knows it, Edward will find himself entangled in their web, and as the summer heat intensifies so do tensions within and without the building, leading to a city-wide wave of violence, and a reckoning within the walls of number 37.

With a sultry heat to rival A Year in Provence and all the sharp perception of Leila Slimani’s LullabyThese Dividing Walls is a beautifully written and eye-opening novel about the Paris we don’t see.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE HAYES & JARVIS FICTION WITH A SENSE OF PLACE,2018 EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARD

JUNE BOOK CLUBS in the Shop:

Monday 4th June at 10.30am and 7pm.  Wednesday 6th June at 7pm and

Friday 8th June at 10.30am.

Two Great Author Events for IBW

To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week

Come and hear about

Oggy Boytchev’s

 latest book…a vivid & highly original novel

THE UNBELIEVER

 

 

Tuesday 19th June at McGrigor Hall 7.30pm

Tickets £5 with 10% off Oggy’s book.  There will be a pay bar.

Oggy Boytchev escaped from behind the Iron Curtain in 1986. Soon after, he joined the BBC in London where he spent the next 25 years covering international conflicts.  Latterly, he became John Simpson’s producer and accompanied him on dangerous undercover assignments around the world.

The Unbeliever is a panorama of Cold War paranoia and intrigue spanning four decades, told through the life of one extraordinary – and real – spy.  A story of love, loyalty, ambition and betrayal, it is a gripping and inventive historical novel, perfect for fans of John le Carré.

Then join us at our Annual Garden Party  

with TWO Brilliant Bloomsbury Authors

TOR UDALL &

CHARLES ELTON

Friday 22nd June at 6.30pm

Tickets £15 to include your choice of book, a glass of prosecco & canapés.  A pay bar will also be available.

 

After studying theatre and film, Tor co-founded a dance-theatre company and spent most of her twenties directing, writing and performing.

She then went on to teach drama for several years and choreographed an opera for The Royal College of Music.

A Thousand Paper Birds is her first novel.

 

Charles Elton was a director of the literary agency Curtis Brown before becoming an independent TV producer, then joining ITV. He left in 2010 when his bestselling novel Mr Toppit, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick, was published.  The Songs is his second novel.

To find out more about the books, please go to our Bookshop page.