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Playtime’s Over by James Kinsley – LAUNCH

July 21, 2021 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us as we host our first in store event since the week before the first lockdown last year! We are using this auspicious occasion to mark the publication of a new book by Norwich based writer James Kinsley and published by our own imprint Propolis.


In the seconds before death, Will finds himself transported from the depths of the North Sea to the end of a deserted pier. Deserted, until Viktor appears… Together they journey across time and place, bearing witness to the beauty of the life Will has turned his back on.

scrutinizing the interminable balancing act of being alive, which ultimately led Will to make his final, fatal move. Playtime’s Over is a story about resilience and surrender, told with darkly absurd humour. It is both a powerful meditation on mental health in a world with little refuge, and a touching portrait of a friendship forged in the most bizarre circumstances.

James will read from the book and sign copies of this pefectly formed short novella. We are thrilled to be sharing the start of his publishing journey with him.



No ticket required


July 21, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Book Hive
01603 219268


The Book Hive
53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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