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Carry On Europe: Jonathan Coe and Robert Menasse, February 28th

We’re delighted to pair two award-winning authors that take an acerbic view of current political travails.

Jonathan Coe’s Middle England is a state-of-the-nation novel beginning eight years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by Poundland, and in London, where frenzied riots give way to Olympic fever. It follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change.

The Capital by Robert Menasse, expertly translated from the German by Jaime Bulloch, is at once a sharp satire, a crime story, a comedy of manners and a philosophical essay. Billed as the major European novel, and published on the eve of Brexit, at its heart is a powerful pro-European message: no-one should forget the circumstances that gave rise to the European project in the first place.

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John Lanchester on The Wall, with Razia Iqbal, March 27th

John Lanchester discusses his latest novel, The Wall.

“Walls were coming down around the world – now they’re springing up”

‘A dystopian distillation of our troubled times, and an allegorical glimpse at a still-grimmer future, The Wall reminds us that even as politics corrupts and destroys and presses on undiminished, the soul erupts in surprising places to act as counterpoint and resistance’ Joshua Ferris

‘John Lanchester writes with such clarity and effectiveness that his prose is a pleasure I always look forward to. His previous novels have all been memorable evocations of the world we’re familiar with, but The Wall is something new: almost an allegory, almost a dystopian-future warning, partly an elegant study of the nature of storytelling itself. I was hugely impressed by it.’ Philip Pullman

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Secret Histories: Damian Barr with Sarah Perry, April 3rd

Damian Barr with Sarah Perry, on his latest novel, You Will Be Safe Here

Damian Barr discusses his latest novel with Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent. You Will Be Safe Here is set in South Africa, 1901, the height of the second Boer War. Sarah van der Watt and her son are taken from their farm by force to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp where, the English promise: they will be safe.

Damian Barr is an award-winning writer and columnist. Maggie & Me, his memoir about coming of age and coming out in Thatcher’s Britain, was a BBC Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’, Sunday Times ‘Memoir of the Year’.

Sarah Perry’s first novel, After Me Comes the Flood, was published by Serpent’s Tail in June 2014 to international critical acclaim. Her second novel, The Essex Serpent, was published by Serpent’s Tail in May 2016. It was a number one bestseller in hardback, and was named Waterstones Book of the Year 2016.

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SE21 8SW
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020 8670 1920

Opening hours:
Mon to Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sun 11am - 4pm

Nearest overground stations:
West Dulwich & West Norwood
Number 3 bus:
Stops just outside the shop