Supper Book Club with Author Jem Lester

Jem LesterTuesday 26th April 2016 – Café 19 at 7pm

Tickets £30 for 2 courses, coffee & Jem’s brilliant debut hardback, Shtum.

We are delighted to welcome Jem Lester to Frinton to talk about his debut novel, Shtum.  Jem was a journalist for nine years and saw the Berlin Wall fall in 1989 – and though there, he denies personal responsibility. He was also the last journalist to interview the legendary Fred Zinnemann, before the director died. He denies responsibility for that too. He taught English and Media studies at secondary schools for nine years. Jem has two children, one of whom is profoundly autistic, and for them he accepts total responsibility. He lives in London with his partner and her two children.  On his inspiration for the book he says: “I think, initially, the idea for Shtum came from the realisation that my own non-verbal, autistic son was more forthright in expressing his wants and needs than I was. Of course, I wanted to dismantle the stereotype of the ‘gifted’ autistic child but at the same time I thought it imperative that the joy and humour of these wonderful, innocent children was recognised and celebrated.”

For more information about Shtum, please go to our Events page.

Menu now confirmed for Sarah Winman Supper

marvellous waysThursdsarah winmanay 10th March 2016

Café 19 at 7pm

Tickets £28 for 2 courses, coffee & Sarah’s latest book,

A Year of Marvellous Ways

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller When God Was a Rabbit will be joining us at Café 19 to talk about her latest book A Year of Marvellous Ways.  

Café 19’s delicious menu is now available on our Events Page.  There are a few places left, so please pop in and grab a ticket for what will be a super evening.