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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.

Prof. David Crystal

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

Prof. David Crystal

David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Bangor. His many books range from clinical linguistics to the liturgy and Shakespeare. He is the author of The Story of English in 100 Words and Spell It Out: The Singular History of English Spelling. His Stories of English is a Penguin Classic. He will be delivering a talk called 'The pernickety story of English punctuation' based on his current best-selling book, Making a Point:

Behind every punctuation mark lie a thousand stories. The punctuation of English, marked with occasional rationality, is founded on arbitrariness and littered with oddities. For a system of a few dozen marks it generates a disproportionate degree of uncertainty and passion, inspiring organisations like the Apostrophe Protection Society and sending enthusiasts, correction-pens in hand, in a crusade against error across the United States. Professor Crystal leads us through this minefield with characteristic wit, clarity and commonsense. He gives a fascinating account of the origin and progress of every kind of punctuation mark over one and a half millennia, and he offers sound advice on how punctuation may be used to meet the needs of every occasion and context.

November 4
Nicholas Crane