Reading group event at Wallingford Bookshop, Tuesday 29 September

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I’ll be talking about The Versions of Us at the Wallingford Bookshop on 29 September, for a reading group event. It’s a fab bookshop run by the lovely Alison – follow her on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/wallingfordbook

The Versions of Us at Wigtown Book Festival, Saturday 26 September

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Can’t wait for this one – I’ve heard great things about the Wigtown Book Festival and will be very happily heading up there on Saturday 26 September for an event about The Versions of Us. Full programme, with timings etc, to be confirmed shortly. Here’s the festival’s website: http://www.wigtownbookfestival.com

Reading group event at Bookmark, Spalding, Monday 21 September, 7pm

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I popped into Bookmark, a lovely independent bookshop in Spalding, earlier this year to show the booksellers a proof copy of The Versions of Us. I’m delighted that I’ll be heading back up there on 21 September to talk about the novel with the shop’s lively (so I’m told) reading group. Follow the bookshop on Twitter […]

The Versions Of Us at Wakefield Lit Fest, Saturday 19 September, 2pm

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I’ll be popping up to Wakefield on Saturday 19 September to talk about The Versions of Us as part of Wakefield Lit Fest. The event is at 2pm at Wakefield Library and Museum… and it’s free!  Book tickets here (and check out the rest of the programme, as it looks great): http://www.wakefieldlitfest.org.uk

W&N debut author evening at Lutyens & Rubinstein, London, 9 September

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Lutyens & Rubinstein is an absolutely gorgeous independent bookshop in Notting Hill, west London. I went there for the first time in 2014 and have rarely spent a happier hour browsing some seriously well stocked shelves. On 9 September 2015, I’ll be heading down there in an authorly capacity, to talk about The Versions of Us alongside other […]

Event at the Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance, 8 July

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On 8 July I headed down to the Edge of the World Bookshop in Penzance to do an evening event  about The Versions of Us – complete with Pimm’s and a posse of very lovely readers – as part of the Penzance Literary Festival. It was fantastic to head back to Cornwall – a part of […]

Interview with Claudia Winkleman on BBC Radio 2 Arts show

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I’ve always liked Claudia Winkleman – she seems so friendly and positive, and I can confirm that she really is both these things, as I was lucky enough to meet her at BBC Broadcasting House in June. She interviewed me about The Versions of Us for her Radio 2 Arts show. It was such a pleasure […]

Interview with Mariella Frostrup on Open Book, BBC Radio 4

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Having listened to Radio 4’s wonderful Open Book programme quasi-religiously for about the last ten years, I was absolutely over the moon to be invited on to talk to Mariella Frostrup about The Versions of Us – and seriously nervous, too. I managed to swallow my nerves enough to talk about the novel with what I hope […]

Reading Group Summer Social, Ruislip, Saturday 20 June, 6-8.30pm

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I will be heading to Winston Churchill Hall in Ruislip on Saturday 20 June for a lovely-sounding event organised by Hillingdon Libraries to mark Reading Group Day. Fellow authors Gill Hornby, M.J. McGrath, Gilly Macmillan and Fionnuala Kearney will be there too; as, I’m reliably informed, will be a selection of strawberries and scones. What, […]

Book signing at Oxford Waterstones, Saturday 20 June, 2.30pm

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I’ll be popping into Waterstones in Oxford – on Broad Street, to be precise – on the afternoon of Saturday 20 June to sign copies of The Versions of Us. I visited the store for the first time earlier this year to show the lovely staff a proof copy…  So excited to be heading back there […]

New Voices event, New Writing South, Brighton, Friday 19 June

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I’ll be heading south to Brighton – one of my very favourite places in the UK, as it happens – to talk about The Versions of Us at an event organised by New Writing South. Fellow debut author Rebecca Dinerstein will also be talking about her amazing-looking new book, The Sunlit Night. Tickets and info here: https://uk.patronbase.com/_NewWritingSouth/Productions/R/Performances

Debut author evening, Waterstones Cambridge, Thursday 2 July

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The Versions of Us begins in Cambridge, a city I came to know well – and to love – in the three years I spent there as a student of Italian and Spanish at Clare College. I’m so grateful to Waterstones in Cambridge for designing the most beautiful window and in-store displays for The Versions of Us – […]

An evening of new fiction, Waterstones Covent Garden, Wednesday 17 June

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The Versions of Us hits London’s Covent Garden Waterstones on Garrick Street, along with the debut novels by my fellow Weidenfeld & Nicolson authors Colin Macintyre, Catriona Ward and Antonia Honeywell. We’ll be reading, talking, and generally discussing all things literary. Tickets are £3 and available here: https://www.waterstones.com/events/an-evening-of-new-fiction-at-waterstones-covent-garden/london-covent-garden

Speakeasy at Drink Shop Do, Kings Cross, London: Tuesday 9 June

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I will be reading from, and talking about, The Versions of Us at the June edition of Drink Shop Do’s very exciting sounding Speakeasy event. Think Prohibition-era cocktails, giggles, and a gaggle of writers improvising short stories… Gulp! Fellow authors Leigh Russell and Stark Holborn will also be in attendance. Details and (free!) tickets here: https://thatnightwheretheydowriting.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/episode-23-090615/