Storytelling for Children, Saturday 23rd April in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Saturday 23rd April at 11:00

Cats do lovely things.
And yucky things.
And some things that make us laugh.

Stories about marvellous moggies and their feline foibles and at eleven o’clock, Saturday 23rd April at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Cat Dreams by Ursula K Le Guin and S.D.Schindler Dave by Sue Hendra and Liz Pichon

Breakfast Talk: Meet Bill Clegg

Breakfast Talk: Bill Clegg on Did You Ever Have A Family

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 20th April 09:00

We are thrilled to introduce New York writer Bill Clegg, who will join us for breakfast in the Stockholm shop to discuss his bestselling debut novel Did You Ever Have a Family. Bill is one of New Yorks foremost literary agents, and the author of two previous memoirs.

Did You Ever Have a Family was longlisted for both The National Book Award and The Man Booker Prize. An elegant and heartrending story about a terrible tragedy, it’s also an unforgettable tale that reveals humanity at its best through forgiveness and hope. At its core the book is a celebration of family – the ones we are born with and the ones we create.

Breakfast Talk: Ruby Jand on Shakespeare

Breakfast Talk: Ruby Jand on Shakespeare Calling

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 21st April 09:00

Who is Hamlet? Is Lady Macbeth really evil? Can Caliban really be a twitchy speeded Goth freak? What’s so interesting about Lady Blanche, Lucius, Queen Margaret, Cassius, Paulina, Emilia, Celia...?

These questions sent the new Bardolator Ruby Jand on a journey of exploration into the world of Shakespeare. On this morning, Ruby will discuss what Shakespeare means to us today, present some views on his life and plays, and read excerpts from her newly released book Shakespeare Calling.

Breakfast Talk: Ruby Jand on Shakespeare Calling
Thursday 21st April at 09:00
Advance tickets 30:- (incl. breakfast roll) available for purchase at the Stockholm shop. Get yours today.

Who was Will? A talk on Shakespeare

Who was Will - a talk on Shakespeare

UPPSALA | Sunday 24th April 16:00

To celebrate Shakespeare’s 400 year anniversary, we proudly present:

Who was Will? – a talk on Shakespeare

Come and listen to the knowledgeable Richard Glover as he gives a talk on Shakespeare, his life and times, and throw some light on some of the myths and mysteries surrounding the Bard. Afterwards we’ll indulge in tea and renaissance style cake!

Sunday 24th April at 16:00 in the Uppsala bookshop
Tickets 80:- (incl. tea and cake) available to purchase from the bookshop

Storytelling for Children, Saturday 9th April at the English Bookshop in Uppsala

A lamb who is nearly a Kangaroo.
A wolf who doesn’t fancy school.

Who do we think we are?
Why do we go to school?

Questions of identity and conformity at eleven o’clock, Saturday 9th April at the English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Whiffy Wilson. The wolf who wouldn’t go to school by Caryl Hard and Leonie Lord The Lamb-a-roo by Diana Kimpton and Rosalind Beardshaw

Books of the month for April

General Fiction: Nell Zink – Wallcreeper

British Crime: James Marrison – The Drowning Ground

Tough Crime: John Clarkson – Among Thieves

Science Fiction: Matthew de Abaitua – The Destructives 

Fantasy: Marc Turner – When the Heavens Fall

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Daniel José Older – Half-Resurrection Blues

Classic of the Month: Flannery O'Connor – Wise Blood

Teen reading: Frances Hardinge – The Lie Tree

Non-Fiction: Chris Wright – No More Worlds to Conquer: Sixteen People Who Defined Their Time - and What They Did Next

 

Nell Zink – WallcreeperJames Marrison – The Drowning Ground (Guillermo Downes #1)John Clarkson – Among ThievesMarc Turner – When the Heavens Fall (Chronicles of Exile #1) Matthew de Abaitua – The DestructivesDaniel José Older – Half-Resurrection BluesFlannery O'Connor – Wise BloodFrances Hardinge – The Lie TreeChris Wright – No More Worlds to Conquer: Sixteen People Who Defined Their Time - and What They Did Next

The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard For some reason, fantasy dealing with Christian angel mythology and particularly Lucifer and fallen angels has always appealed to me as an idea, but it’s not often that any of it is actually good. Danielle Trussoni’s Angelology, Clive Barker’s The Scarlet Gospels and Andrew E. Maugham’s Convivium are all examples of novels dealing with those themes that are not necessarily bad but have left a lot to wish for. The House of Shattered Wings is not a perfect book, but when it comes to taking on angel mythology, Aliette de Bodard succeeds where most other authors seem to fail.

Breakfast Talk with Liam Callanan


Breakfast Talk Liam Callanan on Listen

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 30th March at 09:00

Liam Callanan is an American author and professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His novels include the critically acclaimed The Cloud Atlas and All Saints.

Join us for a cosy and informal breakfast meeting in the shop, where Liam will discuss and read from his latest book Listen & Other Stories, a fascinating collection of short stories. The Los Angels Times has called his writing ’masterful’.

Get your ticket in the Stockholm bookshop, limited seating.

Liam Callanan on Listen
Wednesday 30th March at 09:00 
Advance tickets 30 kr (including coffee/tea and breakfast roll) available to purchase in the Stockholm shop.

Happy Easter - Easter Shop Hours

Enjoy Easter, read a book

Happy Easter! The best way to enjoy Easter is of course with a book. Or many.

Stock up on påskekrim (and other reading) at the shops. Our Easter shop hours are:

Uppsala shop
Good Friday 25th: open 12–15
Easter Eve (Sat) 26th: open 10–16
Easter Day (Sun) 27th & Easter Monday 28th: closed.

Stockholm shop
Good Friday 25th: open 12–16
Easter Eve (Sat) 26th: open 11–16
Easter Day (Sun) 27th: open 12–16
Easter Monday 28th: open 12–16

Storytelling for Children, Saturday 26th March in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Saturday 26th March at 11:00

We are going dotty about dots and crazy about cousins at storytime this week.
Come and see what all the fuss is about!

Eleven o’clock, Saturday 26th March at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

  • Lots of Dots by Craig Frazer
  • Katie Morag and the Big Boy Cousins by Mairi Hedderwick

Lots of Dots by Craig Frazer Katie Morag and the Big Boy Cousins by Mairi Hedderwick

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