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Nahal Ghanbari

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Nahal Ghanbari studies children's and youth literature, and spends a lot of time reading fiction or watching TV-series, preferably of the fantastic kind. She resides in Uppsala and likes to be opinionated. You can also find her at www.owlandpussycat.se

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There's Trouble at St. Clare's! Join the new book club for ages 8-12

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There's Trouble at St. Clare's! Join the new book club for ages 8-12

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Meet the O'Sullivan twins: Pat and Isabel. Cheeky, obstinate and determined to make pests of themselves at their new school.

There are a lot of pranks going on at St. Clare's. From cats in the cabinets to Þre- crackers in the Þreplace, a secret dog in the attic to a midnight feast, get ready to have some fun with the troublemaking- girls at St. Clare's!

Come for tea and talk about your favorite characters and pranks at St. Clare's. There may be some surprises in store! And there will deÞnitely be cake.

When: Saturday, June 5; 11:00 to 12:00 
Where: The English Bookshop,
Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla Stan

Talk to (or email) the book sellers to book your seat. 
Enid Blyton in the bookshop

Reading Group: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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Reading Group - The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Tuesday May 25 or Wednesday May 26 at 7pm in both Uppsala and Stockholm

Read more about the details and talk to (or email) the book sellers to book your seat.

Literary Posters from Bookish Design

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Available in the bookshop and the web-bookshop. Size 59*84cm, excellent print quality.

All the Literary Posters

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Congratulations Stuart Neville!

Lots of good things are happening in Irish crime writing at present. My favourite from the 2009 crop of novels was Stuart Neville's excellent debut The Twelve (published in the US as The Ghosts of Belfast). The NY Times had it on their list of top 5 crime novels of 2009 and just a few days ago The LA Times awarded it the Best Mystery/Thriller Prize! 

I heartily recommend reading this immediately!

The Shortlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2010 has been announced

The winner will be announced the 9th of June 2010. The prize is awarded to the woman (of any nationality) who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length novel in English, provided that the novel is published for the first time in the United Kingdom between 1 April of the year before the prize is awarded and 31 March of the year in which the prize is awarded.

   
  

Read more about The Orange Price for Fiction

Reading Group: Breath by Tim Winton

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Details and Poster – Breath by Tim Winton

Uppsala, Wednesday April 21 or Tuesday April 27 at 7pm. 
Stockholm, Tuesday May 4 and Thursday May 6, at 7 pm.

Read more about the details and talk to (or email) the book sellers to book your seat.

Come solve a mystery in Stockholm!

Join us for the NEW interactive book club for ages 9-13.

Saturday, April 24; 11:00 to 12:30
At The English Bookshop, Gamla stan Stockholm

Reading Group Uppsala 24th of March

A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

The Reading group meeting in Uppsala will be on Wednesday the 24th of March at 7pm in the bookshop. The book to be read is: A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

"With America quietly gearing up for war in the Middle East, 20-year old Tassie, from the plains of the Midwest, goes to university in the hope of escaping the complex world of culture and politics. As the year unfolds, she is led to new and formative experiences, and the future bursts forth in dramatic and shocking ways."

Interested? Talk to (or email) the book sellers to book your seat.

Reading groups - One Day; David Nicholls

Uppsala, Tuesday 24/2 at 7pm.
Stockholm, Wednesday 10/3 and 17/3 at 7pm.

Nicholls, David; One Day

Read more about the details and talk to (or email) the book sellers to book your seat.

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