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53 London Street
Norwich
United Kingdom

01603219268

Situated in the heart of Norwich in the Lanes area of the city, The Book Hive is a beautiful three storey building housing a unique collection of books in a quirky and stylish setting. As the city’s only truly independent new bookshop, it stocks a personally chosen and intriguing selection of titles, often hard to find elsewhere, in five main categories; Fiction, Poetry, Art & Design, Children’s Books and Cookery.

Rilla Askew - all the way from Oklahoma

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Situated in the heart of Norwich in the Lanes area of the city, The Book Hive is a beautiful three storey building housing a unique collection of books in a quirky and stylish setting. 

Rilla Askew - all the way from Oklahoma

We are delighted to be welcoming to the shop an author all the way from The States who happens to be in the country researching her next book. However she will be talking about her novel Kind of Kin - and if I show you this small strap line, you will see just how relevant the themes are to us here in the UK - 'when a church-going, community-loved, family man is caught hiding a barn-full of illegal immigrant workers, he is arrested and sent to prison. This shocking development sends ripples through the town—dividing neighbors, causing riffs amongst his family, and spurring controversy across the state.' Rilla also says of it - '...the book is about immigration and features an ambition politician who is using anti-immigrant sentiment in Oklahoma to promote her career.' Say no more...

I am also attaching a video link here so you can see her talking about her writing and where she comes from.
This promises to be a fascinating evening and a rare chance to hear an intelligent voice from across the pond in our own community whose opinions about our national and global political situation will be well worth hearing. Don't miss it...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txa5HQc3NhI