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Wednesday, 27th November 2013, 7pm
ADAM PHILLIPS in Conversation with LISA APPIGNANESI
Throughout his brilliant career, Adam Phillips has lent a new and incisive dimension to the art of the literary essay, and in so doing revived the form for audiences of the new millennium. One Way and Another is a collection of nineteen pieces that have best defined his thinking – including ‘On Tickling’, ‘On Being Bored’ and ‘Clutter: A Case History’ – along with a selection of new writings and an introduction by Man Booker Prize winner John Banville This book is an affirmation of Phillips’ position as one of the most important, imaginative and accessible authors on psychoanalysis today.
Lisa Appignanesi OBE is a prize-winning writer, novelist, broadcaster and cultural commentator. She is the author of many books including Mad Bad and Sad, Paris Requiem. and her recently republished memoir Losing the Dead.
Monday, 2nd December 2013, 7pm
NINA STIBBE in conversation with NICK HORNBY
The riotously funny Love, Nina is our favourite discovery of the year. In the early 1980s, Nina Stibbe wrote letters home to her sister in Leicester describing her trials and triumphs as a nanny to a London literary family. There’s a cat nobody likes, a visiting dog called Ted Hughes (Ted for short) and suppertime visits from a local playwright. From the mystery of the unpaid milk bill and the avoidance of nuclear war to mealtime discussions on pie filler, the greats of English literature, swearing in German and sexually transmitted diseases, Love, Nina is a wonderful celebration of bad food, good company and the relative merits of Thomas Hardy and Enid Blyton.
Nick Hornby is the author of six internationally bestselling novels (including High Fidelity and About a Boy) and four works of acclaimed non-fiction. His most recent book Stuff I’ve Been Reading is taken from his Believer column, and makes irresistible reading for booklovers.
We also sell books at the fantastic 5×15 events at the Tabernacle in Powis Square, W11. Please visit their website for more information.
We sell books at selected events at The Frontline Club in Paddington. Please visit the club’s website for more information.
Wednesday, 30th October 2013
EMILY BERRY was in conversation with ADAM PHILLIPS
Thursday 5th September 2013
THE RUM READINGS
THE STORY BEHIND THE DEBUT NOVEL SENSATION
A BRIGHT MOON FOR FOOLS
Wednesday 28th August 2013, 7pm
SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIES
Leanne Shapton in conversation with Craig Taylor
Thursday 15th August 2013
The Interestings and Clever Girl
Meg Wolitzer and Tessa Hadley in conversation.
Tuesday 16th July 2013
Philipp Meyer discussed The Son with Chris Cleave
Thursday 11th July 2013
A Talk by Linda Kelly
Tuesday 2nd July 2013
The Woman Upstairs
Claire Messud talked to Kate Figes
Monday 1st July 2013
Ruth Ozeki and Matt Haig were in conversation with Jamie Byng
Thursday, 6th June 2013
Curtis Sittenfeld Discussed Sisterland with Viv Groskop
Wednesday 1st May 2013
Ron Rash discussed Nothing Gold Can Stay
Tuesday April 30th 2013
William Sutcliffe and John McCarthy were in conversation with William Sieghart
Wednesday 27th March 2013
Oli Hazzard was in conversation with Adam Phillips
Wednesday 13th February 2013
Stephen Grosz and Andrew Solomon were in conversation with Cressida Connolly
Wednesday, 6th February 2013
Lucy Hughes-Hallett discussed The Pike
Monday, 21st January 2013
Don Paterson was in conversation with Adam Phillips
Wednesday, November 28th 2012
Connie Bensley was in conversation with Adam Phillips
Wednesday, September 12th 2012
Jane Draycott was in conversation with Adam Phillips
Monday, September 10th 2012
Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi discussed Jerusalem with Giles Fraser
Wednesday, August 1st 2012
Leanne Shapton discussed Swimming Studies with Craig Taylor
Tuesday, July 3rd 2012
Ned Beauman and Nick Harkaway discussed The Teleportation Accident and Angelmaker with Roland Philipps
Thursday, 21st June 2012
Kate Summerscale discussed Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace with India Knight
Tuesday, 12th June 2012
Adam Phillips discussed Missing Out with Giles Fraser
Monday, 28th May 2012
Chad Harbach on The Art of Fielding
Monday, 23rd April 2012
Ben Macintyre discussed Double Cross
Thursday, 19th April 2012
Peter Stamm discussed Seven Years with Adam Thirlwell
Wednesday, 21st March 2012
Philip Gross was in conversation with Adam Phillips
Wednesday, 14th March 2012
Sadakat Kadri was in conversation with Barnaby Rogerson
Wednesday, 22nd February 2012
John Fuller was in conversation with Adam Phillips
Thursday, 9th February 2012
Lavinia Greenlaw was in conversation with Ted Hodgkinson of Granta Magazine
Tuesday, 31st January 2012
Laura Del-Rivo and Michael Horovitz were in Conversation with Julian Mash
Tuesday, 22nd November 2011
Cressida Connolly and Vendela Vida were in Conversation
Thursday, 17th November 2011
Adam O’ Riordan was in Conversation with Adam Phillips
Wednesday, 28th September 2011
Bernard O’Donoghue was in Conversation with Adam Phillips
Thursday, 23rd June 2011
Hisham Matar was in Conversation with Philippe Sands
Tuesday, 31st May 2011
Evelyn Juers discussed The House of Exile
Wednesday, 25th May 2011
John Burnside was in conversation with Adam Phillips
Monday, 23rd May 2011
Nicola Shulman discussed Graven With Diamonds with Alan Jenkins
Thursday, 19th May 2011
Wilson Stephens Jones Decorative Arts Sale
Wednesday, 11th May 2011
David Miller and David Flusfeder discussed Today and A Film By Spencer Ludwig
Wednesday, 20th April 2011
Christopher Reid was in conversation with Adam Phillips
Sunday, 10th April 2011
James Frey discussed The Final Testament of the Holy Bible with Kate Muir
Sunday, 23rd March 2011
Jennifer Egan discussed A Visit From the Goon Squad
Thursday, 17th March 2011
Jesse Norman discussed The Big Society with Anthony Fry
Wednesday, 16th March 2011
Jo Shapcott was in conversation with Adam Phillips
Wednesday, 26th January 2011
Emma Forrest discussed Your Voice in My Head with Jon Ronson
Wednesday, 24th November 2010
Geoff Dyer discussed Working The Room
Wednesday, 17th November 2010
Adam Phillips discussed On Balance
Wednesday, 3rd November 2010
Justine Picardie discussed Coco Chanel: A Life
Wednesday, 15th September 2010
Rebecca Hunt and Ned Beauman discussed Mr Chartwell and Boxer Beetle
Today is Books are My Bag day! A day to celebrate independent bookshops like us! We’ve turned our window orange, and we’ll be giving away the much-coveted Books are My Bag bags as long as stocks last.
And, even more than that, because we love all the independent shops in the area, we’ve chosen today to launch our lovely map of our chunk of Notting Hill with all our favourite places to shop, and it’s free with any purchase.
We cannnot tell you how excited we are about this Thursday’s event with Meg Wolitzer and Tessa Hadley. The Interestings has already been the book of the summer for all of us who were lucky enough to get early copies, and now everyone else can read it!
And you don’t have to take our word for it (although why you wouldn’t we don’t know), writing in The Times this weekend, Kate Mosse agreed that this is Wolitzer’s breakout novel: “As The Interestings arrives on our shores, garlanded with praise, this should be the novel to make Wolitzer a household name here too”.
There’s also a wonderful interview from this weekend’s Guardian, which you can read here.
And if you can, do join us on Thursday, we think it’s going to be an tremendously interesting evening!
We’re very happy to be having a sneak preview of an exhibition that’s at the Tabernacle from the 15th of July. Alexander Massouras is a self-taught British artist, who works primarily in etchings. We’ve stocked his book Three Cautionary Tales for a while, and it always gets a great response.
We’ve currently got a narrative series of etchings on display in the shop stairwell, as well as some of his gilded prints, which look particularly lovely in the sun! Prices start at £350 for an unframed print.
His new prints include satirical etchings of Boris Johnson and David Cameron (The Sun King and Camerondius respectively) which have been purchased by the British Museum to join their print collection. He’s also working in paint, and we’re rather taken by this painting of a diver, which will also be on display at the Tabernacle.
For more information visit Julian Page Fine Art
We are big fans of Georgette Heyer at L&R. All of us have at some point whiled away a rainy (or indeed sunny) afternoon by reading one of her witty Regency romances. There is a small but vocal faction here which claims that she is better than Jane Austen, which is a controversial opinion, but not completely unbelievable.
We were absolutely delighted to hear that Arrow were planning to produce new jackets for six of our favourites, and even more delighted to be asked to give a bit of feedback as fans to the designers about what we were looking for with the design of the books.
We think these covers are absolutely gorgeous, and will appeal (as do the books) to readers aged 15 to 105. Come and talk to us if you need a good introduction to Heyer, we’ll happily recommend our favourites.
We’re very pleased to be hosting a small selection of photographic prints by the Italian artist Giacomo Brunelli in the shop at the moment. This is in advance of his show at The Tabernacle, which will run from the 20th to the 26th of May.
From 6pm on the night of Saturday 25th May, we will be selling copies of Giacomo’s book Animals at the Tabernacle, and he will be giving a talk and signing.
His photographs of animals have an incredible depth of field, and really seem to capture the essence of their subjects. You can read him talking about this photo ‘Dog’ here on the Guardian website.
There is more information, including the opening times of the exhibition on the Julian Page Fine Art website.