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Thursday, 6th June 2013, 7pm (£8)
Curtis Sittenfeld Discusses Sisterland with Viv Groskop
We are delighted to be hosting Curtis Sittenfeld’s only UK event, on the release day of her new novel Sisterland.
We’ve been devotees of Curtis since her début Prep, and her novel American Wife is one of the books we’re most likely to press into your hands if you ask for a recommendation. We’ve been looking forward to this new book for a long time, and hope you can join us for what promises to be a very special event.
Writer, critic, broadcaster and stand-up comedian, Viv Groskop will be interviewing Curtis. Viv’s memoir I Laughed, I Cried: How One Woman Took on Stand-Up and (Almost) Died is published this June.
“My favourite book of the year”- Kate Atkinson on American Wife
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 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
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.
Since the Olympics last summer, we’ve noticed a definite surge in books about athletics, and particularly running. This shelf is actually a fairly small selection of the titles that have been released recently.
Two of us have become quite keen runners over the last year, and Alexandra Heminsley’s book Run Like A Girl has definitely inspired us to take our running further (although maybe not as far as she does – we’re still not convinced that we could manage a marathon).
And today, Paul Collicutt, author of The Murder Mile (centre above), and Sam Humphrey who is Sales and Marketing Manager from his publisher SelfMadeHero, stopped off at the shop on a 13 mile run that took them from The Broadway Bookshop in Hackney all the way to Queen’s Park Books. We were the penultimate stop, and couldn’t believe how fresh they looked after over 11 miles of running, but as it turned out Sam recently came 65th in this year’s London Marathon, perhaps we shouldn’t have been so surprised.
Paul signed and doodled in our copies of The Murder Mile, and they’ve also left us signed prints. Set in 1954. The Murder Mile follows the investigation into the murder of a fictional athlete attempting to break the world record, with the backdrop of the race to break the four-minute mile. It’s an excellent read, and Paul’s doodles in the front of our copies are their own sporting record.
We were absolutely delighted to spend World Book Night with the Friends of Notting Hill Preparatory School Library. The school has been raising funds to completely re-vamp their library, including getting lots of new books.
We had great fun choosing the books for them, and we’re looking forward to helping more schools (and hotels, private homes, boats…) with their libraries in future.
In the ongoing tradition of photographing our bags whenever they are in exotic locales, here is J’s bag at Masada in Israel, where she’s attending the Jerusalem Book Fair.
As grey and horrid as it is outside (and we’re promised snow soon), there are always a few things that cheer up January at L&R.
The first thing is of course a fabulous new selection of paperbacks for our table – including some of our favourite new books of the last year: Alys Always, Gone Girl and HHhH are just a small taste of the books we’re recommending to liven up jaded post-festive palates.
And for your actual jaded post-festive palate, January sees the return of our wonderful home-made, award winning marmalade. Last year our marmalade won a gold award at the Marmalade Awards, which we’re pleased to note are sponsored by Paddington Bear. It really is one of our most delicious preserves, and always in high demand, so pop in and collect your jar soon!