Category: Events

‘The Book of Dust’ midnight launch

Last night I went to the Bristol Waterstones midnight launch of Philip Pullman’s new book, The Book of Dust. That’s right, after all that anticipation, I now have my hands on a copy! The whole night was just lovely. First …

Book Awards 2016

2016 has been a great year of reading for me, and I’ve totalled 68 books this year! Of course, that has made choosing the winners of 2016’s book awards much harder, so I’ve added a couple of extra categories and there’ll …

Laura Bates at The University of Bristol

Last week my friend took me to a talk by Laura Bates at the University of Bristol. I didn’t really know anything about Bates beforehand, beyond the fact that she wrote the book Everyday Sexism, which I haven’t read. …

Salman Rushdie at the Bristol Festival of Ideas

The Bristol Festival of Ideas is fantastic and I look at the listings every year, but they seem to constantly change, so it was a friend who alerted me to the fact that Salman Rushdie was coming to my …

Jeanette Winterson at the Cheltenham Literary Festival

Last weekend I took a quick trip to Cheltenham to see Jeanette Winterson at the Literary Festival! I just reviewed her book The Stone Gods on this blog and I really enjoyed it, which is why I didn’t hesitate …