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

Books of the Month – April 2020

Anna Hope
Expectation
Paperback

Fiction of the month
(soon in stock!)

Patricia Grace
Potiki
Paperback

Classic of the month

Nicole Flattery
Show Them a Good Time
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Beth O’Leary
The Flatshare
Paperback

FeelGood of the month
NEW CATEGORY!

Sulari Gentill
A Few Right Thinking Men
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Tracy Clark
Broken Places
Paperback

Noir of the month

Suzanne Palmer
Finder
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Rachel Atwood
Walk the Wild with Me
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Irene Radford
A Spoonful of Magic
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Sheena Kamal
Fight Like a Girl
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Sinéad Gleeson
Constellations
Paperback

– Reflections From Life

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – March 2020

Chloe Aridjis
Sea Monsters
Paperback

Fiction of the month

Jean Toomer
Cane
Paperback

Classic of the month

Julia Armfield
Salt Slow
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

C. M. Elliott
Sibanda and the Rainbird
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Glen Erik Hamilton
Mercy River
Paperback

Noir of the month

Valerie Valdes
Chilling Effect
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month.

Adrian Tchaikovsky
Made Things
Paperback

Fantasy of the month.

A. J. Hackwith
The Library of the Unwritten
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month.

Becky Albertalli
Yes No Maybe So
Paperback

Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed.
Teen/YA of the month.

Mark Boyle
The Way Home
Paperback

Tales from a life without technology.
Non-Fiction of the onth.

Books of the Month – February 2020

Jenny McCartney
The Ghost Factory
Paperback

Fiction of the month

George Eliot
Silas Marner
Paperback

Classic of the month

Elizabeth Hand
Fire
Paperback

Short stories of the month

Sam Hurcom
A Shadow on the Lens
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Garry Disher
Bitter Wash Road
Paperback

Noir of the month

Arkady Martine
A Memory Called Empire
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Luke Arnold
The Last Smile in Sunder City
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Dan Stout
Titanshade
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Natalie C. Anderson
Let's Go Swimming on Doomsday
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Caroline Criado Perez
Invisible Women
Paperback

Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men.
Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – January 2020

Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daisy Jones and The Six
Paperback

General Fiction of the month

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