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BOOK LAUNCH : HEROINE CHIC

BOOK LAUNCH : ‘HEROINE CHIC’ by James William Purcell Webster

THE KEW BOOKSHOP – Thursday 28th September at 7pm

Join us for this exciting book launch on Thursday 28th September at 7pm – no need for tickets, just turn up !! :-

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HEROINE CHIC by James Webster (Inspired Quill Publishing)

I am the girl the Lost Boys lost.” Queens and Scoundrels. Witches and Rebels. Grifters and Goddesses. These are stories about heroines.
From prolific poet and writer James Webster, and featuring 52 very short stories, ‘Heroine Chic’ is a celebration of the heroine’s place at the heart of science fiction, fantasy, and reality. Told with humour, daring, and gorgeous lyricism, these are tales of magic, love, adventure, SCIENCE! and much more.

 

JAMES WEBSTER:-

James is an inveterate scribbler of poetry and prose who can most reliably be found J-Webster-headshot writing weird little stories online, or on a stage somewhere, doing something that can only be described as ‘proclaiming’. As a poet, he’s won multiple slams, performed up and down the UK (mainly down) and written two full-length spoken word theatre shows (50 Shades of Webster and Poor Life Choices) that he’s performed at various festivals and even one sci-fi convention.

When not performing, he’s had poetry published in a couple of anthologies, but most often publishes microfiction and flash fiction on his tumblr page – Strange Little Stories.

 

WATERMAN’S WITH WORDS

“WATERMAN’S WITH WORDS” Mini Book Fest 

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Friday 15th September at 6 – 11pm

We are delighted to be partnering the amazing Waterman’s Arts Centre with their mini-book fest, as their official Booksellers, with signed copies of all books on sale in both the Kew Bookshop and the Sheen Bookshop.

In an evening of many captivating speakers and new writing, Iain Sinclair and Caitlin Davies present their latest books, Ian Rawes plays vintage recordings of life on the Thames, and storyteller Griot Chinyere Nwaubani presents a new watery tale inspired by the river. You can also get a glimpse of London’s playwrighting talent as the MA writers from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama present new works inspired by the Thames both in the Theatre and popping up all around Watermans.

Here is a link to the official timetable of the evening’s events where you can book tickets – these include these three presentations:-

6pm: Ian Rawes: Listening to the Thames… at night, in 1933… (£5 – Theatre)

Ian Rawes’ project The London Sound Survey is a glorious collection of sound recordings, encompassing the changing landscapes, technologies, streetlife and wildlife of the last hundred years in this great city. Here he presents vintage recordings of life on the Thames, starting in 1933 with a cruise along the river at night, guided by a BBC presenter who, he says, sounds like ‘James Mason at altitude’. This is a great opportunity to spend some time just listening, to rare recordings and a wonderful speaker.

7pm: Caitlin Davies presents Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World (£5 – Theatre)

9781781311196Novelist and historian Caitlin Davies travelled the Thames from source to sea, researching stories of people who have been drawn to its waters. In her book Down Stream, she unearthed intrepid rebels and forgotten champions of the Victorian era including Agnes Beckwith, who made history in 1875 by swimming the Thames from London Bridge to Greenwich. Here she presents a novel in progress, a fictionalised life story based on the lives of Victorian wild swimmers. Illuminating and entertaining, Caitlin Davies will enchant you with her tales.

8pm: Iain Sinclair presents The Last London – the final chapter in his life-long odyssey (£10 – Theatre)

9781786071743Iain Sinclair presents ‘The Last London’, the last book of his epic project documenting the peculiar magic of the river-city that has absorbed and obsessed him for most of his adult life.  A memoir, a critique and a love letter, in The Last London, Sinclair strikes out on a series of solitary walks and collaborative expeditions to make a final reckoning with a capital stretched beyond recognition. Come and be among the first to hear this ‘modern-day William Blake’ present his latest book. With a Q & A session and book signing.

Come and join us for a really interesting evening !! This is all part of their River Weekender 2017

HARRY POTTER 20TH ANNIVERSARY QUIZ !!

HARRY POTTER 20TH ANNIVERSARY QUIZ !!

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COME AND CELEBRATE WITH US ON

WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST at CANHAM RESTAURANT in Sheen Lane

Whether you’re a Muggle, a Witch, an Auror or a Wizard, come and join us for a fun-filled afternoon of magical questions, prizes and fancy dress, as we celebrate 20 years since Harry Potter entered our lives !!

Tickets:  £20 for a team of 4 (including at least one adult)

  • Butterbeer and nibbles included
  • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Prizes for the quiz
  • 1 x Prize for the best Harry Potter themed costume
  • Goody bags

For more details, please contact us at the Sheen Bookshop or the Kew Bookshop:

In person – ask at the till in either shop, OR…
SHEEN BOOKSHOP:-

Tel: Sheen – 0208 876 1717
E-mail:  Sheen@hewsonbooks.co.uk

KEW BOOKSHOP:-
Tel: Kew – 0208 940 0030
E-mail:Kew@hewsonbooks.co.uk

‘Guns In The North’ by P. F. Chisholm Event

‘GUNS IN THE NORTH’ BY P. F. CHISHOLM EVENT

Wednesday 26th July – 6.30pm at the Kew Bookshop !!

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We are very excited to announce that we will be welcoming historical fiction author P. F. Chisholm to our bookshop at Kew to talk about her latest publication ‘Guns In The North’.

Come and join in the chat – we’ll be discussing the real life stories behind this book and find out more about the irresistible Robert Carey !!

A little more here:-

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Zehra Hicks at Sheen

ZEHRA HICKS IS COMING TO THE SHEEN BOOKSHOP !!

We are delighted to announce that we are holding another fun-filled children’s event in our Sheen Bookshop:-

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Kate Maryon at The Sheen Bookshop

KIDS’ CRAFTY EVENT WITH KATE MARYON

Come and meet children’s author Kate Maryon for a kids’ interactive crafts morning, in the Sheen Bookshop from 11am – 1pm. Tickets are free but please book inside to avoid disappointment !!

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Display Competition winners !!

Window Display Competition winners !!

You will all be delighted to learn that The Kew Bookshop came 1st in the Bluets window competition, and not only that, The Sheen Bookshop came in 2nd !! How about that for two windows that were worked on and entered independantly of each other ?!!

 

Well done to Weinay in Kew and Roisin in Sheen for their creativity and hard work with these beautiful window displays !! Come and see their creations in a bit more detail…

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WEDNESDAY 24th & THURSDAY 25th MAY – BOOK LAUNCH:-

THE VALENTINE HOUSE by EMMA HENDERSON

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We are pleased to announce our first Dual Book Launch Event at the Kew & the Sheen Bookshops on Wednesday 24th May at Kew and Thursday 25th at Sheen, both events are starting at 6.30pm. £2 entry fee, but the £2 ticket price is redeemable against the price of the book !!

Come and meet award winning author Emma Henderson for an informal talk about her latest novel. It is a deeply involving, intriguing novel telling the story of an English family through the generations and a memorable French woman, whose lives seem worlds apart yet which become inextricably connected.

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THURSDAY 18th MAY AT 6.30PM

POETRY EVENT & BOOK LAUNCH

at THE KEW BOOKSHOP with Tina Sederholm & Emily Harrison

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A fantastic and fun-filled event of poetry, wine and cupcakes last Thursday evening, with our good friends Tina and her husband, Neil, and her good poet friend Emily Harrison. Both girls brought copies of their latest books and were very free with the pen, signing them individually for any guest that desired it !!

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