Events at Blackwell's Bookshops

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    The Monthly Book Quiz

    Monday, August 4th at 18:00 - 19:15
    Date: Monday 4th of August
    Time: 6pm (come early as space is at a premium)
    Venue: Caffè Nero in the Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Do you know your Waugh from your Peace, or your Meyer from your Heyer?

    Then join us for the Blackwell’s Bookshop monthly BOOK QUIZ. We will quiz you on anything from Classics to current Bestsellers, Booker Prize winners to Celebrity Biographies.

    Teams of up to five people can take part.

    It is FREE to enter, but seats are limited so please come early to secure your place. There are no tickets required for this evening of fun! …and the question on everybody’s lips is “What will this month’s Hilary Mantel question be?”

    For a taster of the quiz follow us on twitter @BlackwellEdin and take part in our daily #InvisiBooks quiz.

    For further information please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8216 or events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • OXFORD Poet's Corner Open Mic Night

    Tuesday, August 5th at 19:00 - 20:30
    Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for our 'Poets Corner' open mic poetry night. We invite you to stand up and read your work or to come along and enjoy being part of the audience listening. If you feel brave and would like to be speaker on the night please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or call our Customer Services Department on 01865 333623 to put your name on the list. Places are normally booked in advance so please get in touch to avoid disappointment. This event is free to attend.
  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    WRITERS AT THE FRINGE

    Thursday, August 7th at 17:45 - 19:45
    Date: Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th of August
    Time: 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Now in its seventh year, Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe brings you once again the best in Scottish writing.

    Every Thursday during the Festival we invite a selection of Scottish performers to give us a taste of their work. New and unpublished works of literary art stands alongside established novelists, with any and all genres free to be expressed - from Scots poetry to cutting edge drama, from folk music to contemporary fiction, and all that is found in between.

    Our line-up

    Thursday 7th August

    Bert Flitcroft

    Dorothy Cummings McLean

    Michael Malone

    Sureshini Sanders

    Rosemary Goring

    Thursday 14th August

    Sarah Maine

    Ajay Close

    Margaret Halliday

    Lesley Glaister

    Andrew Greig

    Thursday 21st August

    Sara Sheridan

    Jake Walker Curley

    Jim Hall

    Nicola White

    Matthew Zajac

    Thursday 28th August

    Zoe Venditozzi

    Jonathan Falla

    Victoria Hendry

    Lisa Tuttle

    Louise Welsh

    These events are ticketed, but tickets are FREE. Tickets are available from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8218 or from the The Fringe Box Office.

    For more information or if you would like a signed copies of any of the books please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8216 or events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • OXFORD World Humanist Congress Free Norrington Room Talks

    Friday, August 8th at 12:00 - 16:00
    The World Humanist Congress is taking place from Friday 8th August until Sunday 10th August in Oxford. Held every three years in different locations around the world, this years theme of the meeting is 'Freedom of Thought and Expression'. We are pleased to announce during the conference period, 10 world-class speakers will be visiting the bookshop for a series of free 20 minute talks taking place in the Norrington Room. You do not need tickets to attend any of the talks below but seating is limited, so please arrive early to get a ensure your place.
    • 12pm- Richard Dawkins: “The Greatest Show on Earth”
      • 2pm- AC Grayling: “How Does Humanism Relate to Ethics?”
      • 3pm- Jim Al-Khalili: “A Rationalist’s View of the Greatest Paradoxes in Science”
    • 4pm- Peter Atkins: “The Limits of Science”
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  • OXFORD World Humanist Congress Free Norrington Talks

    Saturday, August 9th at 12:00 - 16:00
    The World Humanist Congress is taking place from Friday 8th August until Sunday 10th August in Oxford. Held every three years in different locations around the world, this years theme of the meeting is 'Freedom of Thought and Expression'. We are pleased to announce during the conference period, 10 world-class speakers will be visiting the bookshop for a series of free 20 minute talks taking place in the Norrington Room. You do not need tickets to attend any of the talks below but seating is limited, so please arrive early to get a ensure your place.
    • 12pm- Peter Tatchell: “Organised Religion is the Greatest Global Threat to Human Rights”
    • 2pm- Nick Cohen
    • 3pm- Simon Singh: “Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial”
    • 4pm- Martin Rowson: “Laughing with Disbelief”
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  • OXFORD Humanist Congress Free Norrington Room Talks

    Sunday, August 10th at 14:00 - 15:00
    The World Humanist Congress is taking place from Friday 8th August until Sunday 10th August in Oxford. Held every three years in different locations around the world, this years theme of the meeting is 'Freedom of Thought and Expression'. We are pleased to announce during the conference period, 10 world-class speakers will be visiting the bookshop for a series of free 20 minute talks taking place in the Norrington Room. You do not need tickets to attend any of the talks below but seating is limited, so please arrive early to get a ensure your place.
    • 2pm- Kenan Malik
    • 3pm Stephen Law: “Why I’m An Atheist”
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  • THE BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH
    ADULT BOOK GROUP

    Monday, August 11th at 18:00 - 20:00
    Date: 11th of August
    Time: 6pm
    Venue: Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

    Who says reading is a solitary pursuit? Not us! Come and join the Blackwell’s Book Group for lively, friendly book chatter. No previous experience required! We meet monthly to discuss a wide range of books — fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary, prizewinners and cult heroes—in short, whatever you fancy!

    Our current book:Zadie Smith's On beauty.

    What is the book about?

    Zadie Smith's "On Beauty" is a funny, powerful and moving story about love and family. Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful? Set in New England mainly and London partly, "On Beauty" concerns a pair of feuding families - the Belseys and the Kipps - and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For the Belseys and the Kipps, the confusions - both personal and political - of our uncertain age are about to be brought close to home: right to the heart of family.

    On Monday 15th September we will be talking about HHhH HHhH by Laurent Binet.

    . In October we are discussing The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud and in November The Little Strangers by Sarah Waters.

    We offer 10% discount on the current book to Book Group members.

    So join today! Just email your name and address details to events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • OXFORD Monique Roffey - 'House of Ashes'

    Wednesday, August 13th at 19:00 - 20:00
    Monique Roffey was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and educated in the UK. She is the author of five books, four novels and a memoir. The White Woman on the Green Bicycle (2009) was shortlisted for the Orange Prize in 2010 and the Encore Award in 2011. House of Ashes, published in 2014, is a novel drawn from historical events and tells the story of a gunman, a hostage and a child soldier caught up in a botched coup d’etat. Monique will be in conversation to discuss her past work and her fabulous new book, House of Ashes. Tickets cost £3 and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact us on Tel:01865 333 623 or for event enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk.
  • OXFORD John Healy - 'The Grass Arena'

    Friday, August 15th at 14:00 - 15:00
    We are honoured to be joined by author John Healy to read from his classic memoir 'The Grass Arena'. John was born in London to Irish Immigrant parents. He left school at the age of 14, enlisted into the army and took up boxing. After being dishonourably discharged for drunkeness, Healy ended up on a downward spiral that forced him into theft and crime to feed his alcohol addiction on the streets of London. After spells in and out of prisons across the country, including a few months in Oxford's prison, he became interested in chess, found a new calling and never touched drink again. His book has been an inspiration to authors such as Irvine Welsh and has been described as the most authentic biography of addiction since William Burroughs 'Junky'. This is an incredible opportunity to have an audience with John and to get copies of his book signed. John is currently promoting a new documentary made about him called 'Barbaric Genius'. THIS IS FREE TO ATTEND AND WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE NORRINGTON ROOM.
  • Cambridge, Heffers: An Evening with Jacqueline Winspear

    Wednesday, August 20th at 18:30
    Join us for a rare visit from Jacqueline Winspear who is visiting Heffers on 20th August to talk about her latest, standalone book: The Care and Management of Lies. By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained – by Thea’s passionate embrace of women’s suffrage and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea’s brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. When Kezia and Tom wed just a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany, Thea’s gift to Kezia is a book on household management – a veiled criticism of the bride’s ordinary life to come. Yet when Tom enlists to fight and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield herself, the farm becomes Kezia’s responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil. As Tom marches to the front lines and Kezia battles to keep her ordered life from unravelling, they hide their despair in letters filled with stories woven to bring comfort. But will well-intended lies and self- deception be of use when they come face-to-face with the enemy? Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in Kent and emigrated to the USA in 1990. She has written extensively for journals, newspapers and magazines, and has worked in book publishing on both sides of the Atlantic. Her acclaimed Maisie Dobbs crime series, set in the aftermath of WWI, is beloved by readers worldwide, who can now also follow her Maisie Dobbs Blog: Inspirations from an Extraordinary Generation Tickets from:https://jacqueline-winspear.eventbrite.co.uk
  • OXFORD 'All Quiet on the Western Front' - A Musically Accompanied Reading

    Thursday, August 21st at 19:30 - 21:00
    Commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, musicians Black Fox are presenting All Quiet on the Western Front. Passages of text from Erich Maria Remarque's anti-war classic will be read by members of the Thame Youth Theatre, interwoven with narrative extracts from Mick Jones' play 'The Soldiers Have Taken our Horses Away', first performed in Oxford in 1984. The readings will be interspersed with songs, including original musical settings to poems written by Philip Larkin, Siegfried Sassoon and Cicely Fox-Smith.

    Join us for what is sure to be an incredible evening of music, poetry and reflection. This event contains a full band and will take place in the Norrington room.

    Tickets cost £6 / £3 concession and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’sBookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact us on Tel:01865 333623 or for event enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk.
  • OXFORD Sarah Waters - 'The Paying Guests' at the Divinity School

    Tuesday, September 2nd at 19:00 - 21:00
    We are delighted to announce an evening event with Sarah Waters at the Divinity School. Sarah will be discussing her new book 'The Paying Guests' and will be signing copies of the book afterwards. Tickets cost £20 which includes entry to the talk and a copy of 'The Paying Guests' for you to get signed by Sarah afterwards if you so wish. We will also have copies of Sarah's extensive backlist for sale on the evening. There are only 120 places to this very exclusive event so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact us on Tel:01865 333 623 or for event enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    CHARLAINE HARRIS: Midnight Crossroad

    Wednesday, September 3rd at 18:30 - 20:00
    Date: Wednesday 3rd of September
    Time: 6.30pm
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Come and meet Charlaine Harris, Queen of Dark Fantasy, celebrated mystery writer and of course author of the hugely successful SOOKIE STACKHOUSE novels, which were made into HBO's Golden Globe award winning series TRUE BLOOD.

    Her latest novel (and first in a new trilogy), Midnight Crossroad , is an edge-of-your-seat page-turner and a perfect example of what she does best: chilling small town murder mysteries with a jaw-dropping twist.

    'Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town. There's a pawnshop (where someone lives in the basement and runs the store during the night). There's a diner (although those folk who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there's new resident: Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he's found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).

    This event is ticketed, but tickets are FREE. Tickets are available from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8218 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

    For more information or if you would like to order a signed copy please contact Ellie Wixon on 0131 622 8229 or ellie.wixon@blackwell.co.uk

  • OXFORD 'Fiction Week' 'Crime Panel' - Mick Herron, Helen Giltrow, Dan Holloway and Toby Purser'

    Tuesday, September 9th at 19:00 - 20:00
    As part of 'Fiction Week', We will be joined by crime writers Mick Herron, Helen Giltrow, Dan Holloway and Toby Purser to discuss their craft and the fascinating subject of what freedom a fictional character has. Mick is the winner of the Gold Dagger Award for his book 'Dead Lions', Helen has recently published her first novel 'The Distance', Dan is an established poet and author of crime novels and Toby is the author of 6 books, his latest being 'The Zaharoff Conspiracy'. Join us for what promises to be a very interesting discussion around this popular genre. A must for all lovers of Crime writing. Tickets cost £3 and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact us on Tel:01865 333 623 or for event enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • OXFORD 'Fiction Week' David Mitchell - 'The Bone Clocks' at the Sheldonian Theatre

    Wednesday, September 10th at 19:00 - 21:00
    We are extremely excited and pleased to be able to present to you an event with David Mitchell for the release of his new novel 'The Bone Clocks'. One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking ...The Bone Clocks follows the twists and turns of Holly's life from a scarred adolescence in Gravesend to old age on Ireland's Atlantic coast as Europe's oil supply dries up - a life not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air and brief lapses in the laws of reality.Tickets cost £6 and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell's Bookshop, Broad St, Oxford. Alternatively contact us on (01865) 333623 or for events enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • OXFORD 'Fiction Week' Charlie Hill and Zoe Pilger in Conversation

    Thursday, September 11th at 19:00 - 20:00
    As part of our 'Fiction Week', we will be hosting a talk with new authors Charlie Hill and Zoe Pilger. Charlie is the author of 'Books'. Two holidaymakers die of a mysterious condition while on holiday in Corfu, piquing neurologist Lauren Manning's interest. She investigates, finding help in the unlikely form of Richard Liggett. Together they discover the killer: best-selling author Tony Sayles and his insipid novels. Zoe is the author of 'Eat My Heart Out'. Meet 2014's most outrageous, funny and shocking anti-heroine: Ann-Marie. She's 23, her life has collapsed, and she's blaming everyone but herself. 'Eat My Heart Out' is the satire for our narcissistic, hedonistic, post-post-feminist era. Join us as we hear what inspired these 'Rising literary stars' to put pen to paper!
  • OXFORD 'Fiction Week' Deborah Harkness - 'The Book of Life' In Store Signing

    Saturday, September 13th at 13:00 - 14:00
    To round off 'Fiction Week' we have a very special hour long signing with author Deborah Harkness. Deborah is the author of the 'All Souls' trilogy which began with 'A Discovery of Witches' in 2011. In the tril­ogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowl­edge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, Matthew and Diana at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago. The signing is free to attend and is strictly limited to one hour, please arrive early to avoid disappointment!
  • OXFORD Steven Pinker - 'The Sense of Style'

    Tuesday, September 23rd at 19:00 - 21:00
    Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In 'The Sense of Style', the bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers these questions and more. Rethinking the usage guide for the twenty-first century, Pinker doesn’t carp about the decline of language or recycle pet peeves from the rulebooks of a century ago. Instead, he applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose. Join us in the magnificent Sheldonian Theatre to hear from one of the most important public intellectuals. Tickets cost £6 and are available in the shop or by calling 01865 333623
  • Cambridge, Heffers: An Evening with Douglas Adams (courtesy of Jem Roberts & David Haddock)

    Thursday, September 25th at 18:30
    It would be ridiculous to pretend that Douglas Adams's life and work has gone unexamined since his dismayingly early death at 49 but throughout the decade since the last book to tackle the subject, the universes Adams created have continued to develop, to beguile and expand minds, and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come.   An all-new approach to the most celebrated creation of Douglas Adams is therefore most welcome, and The Frood tells the story of Adams's explosive but agonizingly constructed fictional universe, from his initial inspirations to the posthumous sequel(s) and adaptations, bringing together a thousand tales of life as part of the British Comedy movements of the late 70s and 80s along the way. With the benefit of hindsight and much time passed, friends and colleagues have been interviewed for a fresh take on the man and his works. Jem Roberts72dpi    Jem Roberts was born in Ludlow and studied English, Film & Television at Aberystwyth University. A lifetime in magazines led to the honour of writing his first book, the acclaimed Clue Bible, The Fully Authorised History of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, whereupon a life-long adoration for Blackadder made this follow-up a must. This, his third book is probably the closest to heart. He lives in Bath, where he runs the comedy gang 'The Unrelated Family' and writes strange tales for young readers. David Haddock    David Haddock is an ex-President of ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, the Official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Appreciation Society. He has been writing for the club magazine since for over ten years and researching many aspects of Douglas Adams and Hitchhiker's. He was asked to write programme notes for the Live Radio Show Programme in 2012, and leads tours around 'Douglas Adams's Cambridge' that members of the author's family have attended. Not being totally obsessed by Douglas Adams he edits an Iain (M) Banks fanzine, The Banksoniain. Tickets from: http://douglas-adams.eventbrite.co.uk
  • Cambridge, Heffers: An Evening with Ellee Seymour and the Shopgirls

    Tuesday, September 30th at 18:30 - 20:00
    IMG_4307 Ellee Seymour and her special guests welcome you to the world of the Shop Girls: the charming true story of four young women working in a glamorous department store in the 1950s. For Eve, Irene, Betty and Rosemary, working at the exclusive Heyworth's store in Cambridge is a dream come true. Once the girls step inside the elegant building - surrounded by luxurious dresses and beautiful accessories - the hardships of their own lives are temporarily forgotten. Serving a variety of curious customers, from glamorous gypsy queens to genuine royalty and stuffy academics to the city's fashionable elite, the store is a place where these young women can forge successful careers, under the ever-watchful eye of flamboyant owner Mr Heyworth. Set against the backdrop of the closing years of the Second World War, and moving into the 1950s, The Shop Girls perfectly captures the camaraderie and friendship of four ambitious young women working together in a store that offered them an escape from the drudgery of their wartime childhoods.  Tickets from: https://shopgirls.eventbrite.co.uk
  • OXFORD Chen Xiwo - 'The Book of Sins'

    Wednesday, October 8th at 19:00 - 20:00
    Join us as we warmly welcome controversial author Chen Xiwo to Blackwell's to discuss his latest novel, 'The Book of Sins'. Chen's writing has been banned in his homeland of China due to it's graphic depiction of sex and violence. He is also no stranger to the courtroom and has stood before judges many times throughout his illustrious career to defend his right to a freedom of speech. Chen's most talked about and most controversial story is one called 'I Love my Mum' and which alludes to a sexual relationship between a Mother and her severely disabled Son. Not for the faint of heart, this talk by one of China's bravest authors is sure to raise a few eyebrows. Tickets cost £3 and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell's Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact us on Tel: 01865 333623 or for event enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • OXFORD Peter F. Hamilton - 'The Abyss Beyond Dreams'

    Friday, October 10th at 19:00 - 20:00
    Science Fiction writer Peter F. Hamilton will be joining us to discuss his new book “The Abyss Beyond Dreams”. Set in the Commonwealth Universe, “The Abyss Beyond Dreams” is set chronologically between The Commonwealth saga and The Void trilogy, two of his popular series.

    When images of a lost civilization are ‘dreamed’ by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society, is asked to investigate. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void – a mysterious area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities. With it being the greatest threat to the known universe, Nigel is committed to finding out what really lies within the Void and if there’s any truth to the visions they’ve received. Does human life really exist inside its boundary?

    Tickets cost £3 and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact us on Tel:01865 333 623 or for event enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • OXFORD Alexander Larman - 'Blazing Star: The Life and Times of the Earl of Rochester'

    Tuesday, October 14th at 19:00 - 20:00
    'Blazing Star' tells of the life and times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. Described as a dashing Restoration Dandy, a scabrous satirist and a Pornographic poet, John Wilmot was an alcoholic by the age of 14, in prison by 18 and dead of syphilis by the age of 33. This is the first comprehensive biography of a remarkable and extremely complex man. Johnny Depp even donned a wig to play the Earl in the 2004 movie, 'The Libertine'. Join us for a discussion around John Wilmot's incredible life. Tickets cost £3 and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell's Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact us on Tel: 01865 333623 or for event enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • OXFORD Juliet Barker - 'England, Arise'

    Wednesday, October 15th at 19:00 - 20:00
    The dramatic and shocking events of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 are to be the backdrop to Juliet Barker's latest book: a snapshot of what everyday life was like for ordinary people living in the middle ages.This book not only provides an important reassessment of the revolt itself but is also be an illuminating and original study of English medieval life at the time. Tickets cost £3 and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell's Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact us on Tel:01865 333 623 or for event enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • OXFORD 'The Opposite of Loneliness' - A Celebration of Marina Keegan's Writing

    Saturday, October 25th at 19:00 - 20:00
    October 25th 2014 would have been Marina Keegan's 25th Birthday. Marina was killed in a car accident just days after graduating from Yale and writing her inspirational essay, The Opposite of Loneliness. We will be joined by Jason Cowley, editor of the New Statesman and Suzanne Baboneau, managing director of Simon and Schuster UK to celebrate Marina's legacy and the innocence and beauty of this wonderful book. We'll also be having selected readings from The Opposite of Loneliness, giving people the chance to reflect and celebrate a life that was tragically cut short but which has now become an inspiration to many people. This is a FREE event to attend. For a ticket please collect from our Customer Service Department at Blackwell's Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact us on Tel: 01865 333 623 or for enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • OXFORD Michael Morpurgo, John Tams and Barry Coope - 'War Horse'

    Friday, January 30th at 19:00 - 20:30
    We are delighted to be able to present a musically accompanied reading of 'War Horse' at the prestigious Sheldonian Theatre. Michael Morpurgo tells the powerful and deeply moving story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. Michael is joined by acclaimed musicians John Tams and Barry Coope, who accompany his reading with the rousing yet haunting songs specially composed by John Tams for the National Theatre's award-winning production of 'War Horse'. Tickets cost £15 and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell's Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact us on Tel:01865 333 623 or for event enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk

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