The Restoration Game

The Restoration Game by Ken MacLeodTo summarise: I think you might like this book if you

  • like Ken MacLeods earlier work
  • are interested in history, or big political questions
  • want realistic female protagonists (not superwomen)
  • enjoy reality leakage and sense of wonder in your fiction

Through most of The Restoration Game you can safely allow yourself to believe that you are reading a kind of contemporary spy thriller, although kind of light on the action and violence and heavy on the personal history of the geek girl protagonist Lucy.

Storytelling for Children – in the Uppsala bookshop 18/9

Storytelling for ChildrenThe summer holidays are over and weren't they wonderful?
But how fantastic to pick up our pencils and books again as school starts! Come and hear stories about holiday fun and starting back at school, suitable for children and their adults."

First story telling is the 18th September at 13 o'clock in The Uppsala English Bookshop.

Video - British & Celtic Folk Music

Helena and Fredrik will takes you on a journey through British and Celtic folk music. Recorded during the Kulturnatt 2011 in the Uppsala English Bookshop.

Video - Beat Thing! in Gamla Stan Stockholm

Ann and Samuel Charters visited us on September 8 2011 at the English Bookshop in Gamla Stan Stockholm and held the first of two performances  of Beat Thing! – a performance/reading of Beat literature with the assistance of Björn Lundqvist on the bass. Christer from the bookshop presented.

The program was:

In Gamla Stan: The Queens of Scotland

11/9 The Queens of Scotland 15 o'clock in Gamla Stan.

Glaswegian writers Karen Campbell & Helen Fitzgerald, strong fresh voices of the current generation of Scottish authors, visit The English Bookshop for a reading and Q&A. Karen Campbell has written four of the strongest police novels to emerge from the UK in the last decade. Helen Fitzgerald has written six astounding novels that defy definition with their unorthodox portrayals of women.

In Gamla Stan: Beat Thing

The 8/9 at 19 o'clock we are holding the Beat Thing event at the bookshop in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.

An evening of diverse Beat Generation writing performed by Ann Charters (beat generation scholar and the first biographer of Jack Kerouac) and Sam Charters (eminent jazz/blues historian and biographer). This program was performed last year at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York.

KulturNatten i Uppsala 2011 – Events at The English Bookshop

 

KulturNatten i Uppsala 2011 – Events at The English BookshopDuring the KulturNatten Uppsala 10th of September, we will arrange three events in our Uppsala Bookshop (at Svartbäcksgatan 19):
British & Celtic Folk Music! – 3 to 4 pm
The Queens of Scotland! –  5 to 7 pm
Beat Thing! –  7:30 to 9 pm  

Reading Group – Ours are the streets by Sunjeev Sahota

Ours are the streets by Sunjeev Sahota

Welcome to a cozy evening meeting in the bookshop to discuss the month’s book. During the evening we’ll talk about the book and enjoy each other’s company as well as a nice cuppa’ tea and some delicious cake. And you get 10% discount on everything! The cost is only 50:- + book. (Oh, that includes the delicious cake as well!) Limited number of participants (max 10), so talk to the book- sellers and book your seat today.

Uppsala: August 31 and September 1 at 7 pm
Stockholm: September 7 at 7 pm

Ours are the Streets by Sunjeev Sahota in the bookshop

Man Booker Prize 2011 Longlist

The longlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction - the ‘Man Booker Dozen' - was announced on Tuesday 26th of July. A total of 138 books were considered for the longlist, 13 made the list. They are:

Meet Nathan Larson, the author of Dewey Decimal System, August 4th

Nathan Larson; THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEMMeet Nathan Larson at the English Bookshop in Stockholm Gamla stan (Lilla Nygatan 11, Old Town)  at 7 pm. August 4. He'll talk and read from his book (his first reading outside  North America). There will time for a chat and book signing also.

Do join Natan at his event Facebook page.

Nathan Larson in the bookshop

New in Fiction 6 Sept 2017

Ruth Hogan
The Keeper of Lost Things
Paperback
Nicole Krauss
Forest Dark
Hardback
Claire North
The End of the Day
Paperback

New in Mystery 6 Sept 2017

Val McDermid
Insidious Intent (Tony Hill/Carol Jordan #10)
Trade Paperback
Sharon Bolton
Dead Woman Walking
Paperback
Janet Evanovich
Turbo Twenty-Three (Stephanie Plum 23)
Paperback

New in Non-Fiction 6 Sept 2017

Trevor Noah
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Paperback
Matt Simon
The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar
Paperback
Peter Ackroyd
Revolution: A History of England Volume IV
Paperback

New in Fiction 3 August 2017

Benjamin Warner
Thirst
Paperback
Wray Delaney
An Almond for a Parrot
Paperback
Terri Fleming
Perception
Paperback
Anthony Quinn
Freya
Paperback
Melissa Pimentel
Jenny Sparrow Knows the Future
Paperback
Mark Lawson
The Allegations
Paperback

New in SF/Fantasy 3 August 2017

Katherine Arden
The Bear and the Nightingale
Paperback
Natasha Pulley
The Bedlam Stacks
Trade Paperback
Peter F. Hamilton
The Night Without Stars
Paperback

New in Fiction 13 June 2017

Aravind Adiga
Selection Day
Paperback
Colson Whitehead
The Underground Railroad
Paperback
Arundhati Roy
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Hardback

New in Sci-Fi 13 June 2017

Cixin Liu
The Wandering Earth (Stories)
Trade Paperback
Becky Chambers
A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2)
Paperback
Emma Geen
The Many Selves of Katherine North
Paperback

New Non-Fiction 9 May 2017

Dave Anthony
The United States of Absurdity: Untold Stories from American History
Hardback
Anna Keay
Last Royal Rebel: The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth
Paperback
Tiffany Dufu
Drop the Ball: Expect Less from Yourself, Get More from Him, and Flourish at Work & Life
Trade Paperback

New HOT titles 9 May 2017

Haruki Murakami
Men Without Women: Stories
Hardback
Paula Hawkins
Into the Water
Hardback
Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
Paperback

New in Sci-Fi 6 April 2017

Elizabeth Moon
Cold Welcome (Vatta’s Peace #1)
Paperback

New in Fantasy 6 April 2017

Space Wolves (Warhammer)
Paperback

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