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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.

Louis de Bernieres

North Norfolk Events

Starting in February 2016 The Book Hive will be hosting a new series of literary events and talks in the market town of Aylsham, 11 miles north of the city. Taking place in the Town Hall in the centre of the Market Place these events will see a range of authors from different genres giving talks, reading from their work or in conversation discussing their latest titles. The initial programme runs from February to June. If successful we will expand this throughout the year and broaden the list to include children's authors, with a view to hosting a week long or long weekend festival of writers and books.

 

The price for all events is £12 which is redeemable against the purchase of books on the night, as well as including a free drink on arrival. There will be a liscenced bar to buy more drinks throughout the night.

 

A Season ticket for all five events is £45, including the free drinks and still with £12 off books at each event.

 

Tickets are available by calling, emailing or dropping into The Book Hive.

 

For spring 2016 the programme is:

 

Louis de Bernieres – February 25th

Alison Weir – March 23rd

Dan Cruickshank – April 11th

Simon Armitage – May 10th

Prof. David Crystal – June21st

Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernieres is the award winning author of many novels, including Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Birds Without Wings and most recently The Dust That Falls from Dreams:

In the brief golden years of King Edward VII's reign, Rosie McCosh and her three very different sisters are growing up in an eccentric household in Kent, with their neighbours the Pitt boys on one side and the Pendennis boys on the other. But their days of childhood adventure are shadowed by the approach of war that will engulf them on the cusp of adulthood. When the boys end up scattered along the Western Front, Rosie faces the challenges of life for those left behind. Confused by her love for two young men - one an infantry soldier and one a flying ace - she has to navigate her way through extraordinary times. Can she, and her sisters, build new lives out of the opportunities and devastations that follow the Great War? This magnificent and moving novel follows the lives of an unforgettable cast of characters as they strike out to seek what happiness can be built from the ruins of the old world.

Louis will be publishing a brand new collection of poetry the week he comes to Aylsham.

Of Love and Desire is a rich collection of love poems, written over a lifetime and capturing its many forms - from rapture, infatuation, urgency, to sorrow, heartache and disillusion. Poetry was de Bernieres' first and greatest literary love, a passion evident in the musicality and emotion of his poems, which are full of stories and the truth of lived experience. This, his second collection, bears the mark of many influences, from the classical Persian poets, to Neruda, to Quintus Smyrnaeus, to Brian Patten. Beautifully illustrated by Doland Sammut, this is an indispensable companion on the lover's journey.

March 23
Alison Weir