Primrose Hill is Reading: November

With beach reading now a memory and the nights beginning to draw in, one of the pleasures of Autumn has to be the huge range of new books published in the run up to Christmas.  Greatly anticipated are novels by Peter Carey, Richard Ford, Nick Hornby, Sarah Waters, Ali Smith, Marilyn Robinson, Will Self and Colm Toibin plus short stories from Margaret Atwood and Hilary Mantel and non-fiction from Peter Ackroyd, Simon Schama and Stephen Fry. Treats in store!

Here at Primrose Hill Books we are busy scheduling a programme of events with local authors so keep an eye on “What’s On” in this magazine. Firstly, we must congratulate Niall Williams on his Booker longlisting for History of the Rain and hope that he will be free to talk at some point over the busy next few months.

In September a signing was held with the hugely popular childrens’ author and illustrator Lauren Child at Primrose Hill Community Library following the publication of her new picture book. On October 9th there was an event with Andrew Marr who talked about his debut novel Head of State at St.Mary’s Church, King Henry’s Road.

On 13th November we have arranged a lunch – to be held at Greenberry Cafe in Regents Park Road  – with the extraordinarily talented novelist David Mitchell (not local alas, but a great fan of and ambassador for independent bookshops!) who will talk about his latest novel, The Bone Clocks, which is also longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize. If you would like to come along call in at the bookshop or contact us via e-mail on

Should any of these appeal to you and if you would like to be on the mailing list to hear about future events do please visit the website call in at the bookshop or contact us via e-mail on

We are so fortunate to be amongst so many writers in Primrose Hill and to be able to have real contact with them and support them and their work in this increasingly virtual and impersonal world. Do join us!

Jessica Graham
Primrose Hill Books

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