Welcome all 3-6 year olds for Christmas storytelling with Philip, Saturday 15 December at 11. No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.
The English Bookshop, Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla stan.
The days are getting long and light. School will be over soon. Stories
about gardens, the seaside, camping and warm evenings outdoors should
get us ready for the holidays, even if it’s raining outside.
Story-time at 1 o’clock, 20th May, at the English Bookshop.
Katie Morag was so cross
that she threw hers into the choppy sea! Then she wished that she
hadn’t. What can you do with a wild brother? Would you rescue your
sister from goblins? These and more moral dilemmas for children and
Story-time at 1 o’clock, 22nd April, at the English Bookshop.
Amazing things happen in stories. We all know that, don’t we?
Cinderella goes to the ball in a pumpkin and Sleeping Beauty gets a
wake-up kiss. But have you heard about Chip the guinea-pig who grows
red hair and starts to sing? What about Marlon the monster who grows a
noo-noo tree and Louis who learns to play football?
Come and listen to the magic.
Story-time at 1 o’clock, 18th March, at the English Bookshop.
Even a goldfish can dream of adventure… From his enviable view from a balcony on the 27th floor of an apartment block, Ian the Goldfish has frequent – if fleeting – desires for a more exciting life. Until one day, a series of unfortunate events give him an opportunity to escape… Our story begins, however, with the human inhabitants of Ian’s building. And as Ian tumbles perilously downwards, he will witness all their lives, loves, triumphs and disasters…
Fishbowl by Bradley Somer is our general fiction Book of the Month.
A truly original, philosophically joyful and charming novel with the unlikeliest of heroes. This is Tales of the City as seen by a goldfish. Subscribe to the book-of-the-month!
After thirty years at St Oswald’s Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go – the clowns, the rebels, the underdogs, and those he calls his Brodie boys. But every so often there’s a boy who doesn’t fit the mould. A troublemaker. A boy capable of twisting everything around him. A boy with hidden shadows inside. A boy who even twenty years on haunts his teacher’s dreams. A boy capable of bad things.
The impressively versatile Joanne Harris is in Different Class in her psychological thriller mode, at her darkest and most unsettling. A magnificently plotted and twisty journey to the heart of a 24-year-old crime... Subscribe to the book-of-the-month!