Classic Fiction

Anna Karenina‘ANNA KARENINA’ by Leo Tolstoy:-

Anna Karenina is not just about Anna Karenina. Her story – romantic, desperate, tragic – is twinned with the seemingly more prosaic life story of Konstantin Levin. Like Pierre in War and Peace, Levin is an awkward, lovable character, born into comfort but nonetheless uncomfortable, searching for a meaningful way to live his life.
In contrast to the many difficult or failed marriages depicted in the novel, Levin marries the woman he loves, and their union is a happy one. But, this being Tolstoy, there is no ‘happily ever after’ – even contentment isn’t a straightforward state of mind. The difficulty of living day to day, even if your days aren’t wracked by guilt, depression or unrequited love, is powerfully, thrillingly evoked.
This is part of a set of six, which we think are a great buy at £12.99 each (paperback):-


index‘GREAT DIXTER COOKBOOK’ by Aaron Bertelsen:
Great Dixter was home to the revered and highly influential gardener and writer, Christopher Lloyd, and a number of this book’s recipes have been taken from the Lloyd family’s personal kitchen notebooks. With growing guides to more than twenty varieties of vegetables and fruit to accompany the recipes, this practical, accessible book enriches the kitchens and lives of home cooks and gardeners worldwide.
The Great Dixter Cookbook features seventy simple and delicious seasonal recipes from the kitchen garden at Great Dixter, the historic house and garden located on the borders of Kent and Sussex. Dishes included range from English classics such as chicken and leek pie, apple crumble, and beetroot chutney, to contemporary recipes like crispy kale with sea salt and shakshuka.

Published by Phaidon

Hardback – £24.95


Saturday 8th April



Come and see the best photos from our successful Book Launch event on Saturday – we were host to more than 60 people who came and helped author Claire Evans launch her debut novel ‘The Fourteenth Letter’ – an exciting Victorian murder mystery !! A good time was had by all, especially Claire, who was simply thrilled that so many people came, including many local people from the Sheen area !


As this was only our second book launch event, we were interested to see how many people could comfortably stand in The Sheen Bookshop, now that we’ve moved some of the furniture around a little, without being in major danger of wine spillage or suffocation, and it appears that 60 people can be pretty comfortably accomodated without too much worry !!

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We would very much like to extend a warm welcome to all the regular customers of the Kew Bookshop and the Sheen Bookshop.

Do come and visit us, as we plan to have lots of events: – book-launches, signings and talks, readings for the kids and other exciting things, in both places, so keep an eye on our Facebook pages and also our Events & Promotions page on this website for up and coming events in your local area.

We are delighted to have taken on these lovely local book-shops, and look forward to trading in both areas for many years to come.



Adam and Wendy Hewson

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