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April 2019

Mark Boyle: The Way Home (Tales from a life without technology)

April 9 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Mark Boyle is an Irish activist and writer best known for founding the online Freeconomy Community, and for living without money since November 2008 (hence being known as the 'Moneyless Man').His new book is an honest and lyrical account of a remarkable life without modern technology. It explores the hard won joys of building a home with your bare hands, learning to make fire, collecting water from the spring, foraging and fishing.

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May 2019

Andrew Cowan: Your Fault (launch)

May 9 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Set in a 1960s English new town, Cowan's latest novel charts one boy's childhood from first memory to first love. A year older in each chapter, Peter's story is told to him by his future self as he attempts to recreate the optimism and futurism of the 1960s, and to reveal how that utopianism fares as it emerges into the Seventies. Your Fault an untold story of British working class experience, written with extraordinary precision and tenderness.

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Ashley Hickson-Lovence: The 392 (launch)

May 15 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom

Set entirely on a London bus travelling from Hoxton to Highbury and taking place over just 36 minutes, the events of The 392 unfold through a cast of charismatic characters coming from very different worlds. But these Londoners share two things: a bus journey and a threat. A threat which is ready to blow apart everything they know... Join us for the launch, when Ashley will be in conversation with Nowich-based poet Cai Draper.

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National Bee Day with Helen Jukes & Dan Harris

May 20 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening of bee celebration - and find out about a new initiative that YOU can get involved in to help look after our buzzing friends! Expect an evening all about bees, community, and connecting with nature - Helen will be discussing her incredible bee-keeping memoir, while Dan will be telling us all about his Bee Saviour Behaviour initiative!

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Like The Sea I Think: Anthology Launch

May 28 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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We're very chuffed to be hosting a FREE party to celebrate the launch of "Like the Sea I Think" - an anthology of new marine fiction from Norfolk. A warm welcome awaits you at the shop, where there will be readings by local authors featured in the anthology, plus some delicious refreshments.

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June 2019

Joe Harkness & Patrick Barkham: ‘Bird Therapy’ (launch)

June 13 - 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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We're excited and honoured to be launching Bird Therapy at The Book Hive - a book that has been described as "a manifesto for transformation" (Melissa Harrison), "generous, honest and gently inspirational" (Patrick Barkham), and "an antidote to the stress and confusion of modern life" (Nick barker). When Joe Harkness suffered a breakdown in 2013, he tried all the things his doctor recommended: medication helped, counselling was enlightening, and mindfulness grounded him. But nothing came close to nature, particularly birds.…

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Norwich Refugee Week Open Book Club: W.G. Sebald ‘The Emigrants’

June 19 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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To mark the life, work and legacy of the mighty Winfried Georg Sebald (known as Max to his friends), the Book Hive is running a book club in 2019, from May to October. This is part of a city-wide celebration that marks what would have been W.G. Sebald’s 75th year. We're the very proud sponsors of 'Lines of Sight: Sebald’s East Anglia', an exhibition at Norwich Castle, and this fascinating show is running concurrently with 'WG SEBALD: FAR AWAY—BUT FROM…

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Amanda Hopkinson: Lisbon Tales

June 20 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Lisbon has been an extraordinary city for well over a thousand years, rendering it a place of great historical and contemporary interest. The combination of cultural influences in Lisbon—Arabian, African, and European—and the city's identity as a great seafaring stronghold, has granted it a unique and spirited legacy. Lisbon Tales - a collection of stories translated by Amanda and edited by Helen Constantine - reflects this legacy in its literary selections. From famous names to new voices (including a high…

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Rupert Read: Facing Up To Climate Reality

June 25 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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We are used to hearing that the climate crisis is serious, but still tractable if we start acting on it soon. The reality is different. Things are going to get much worse, for a long time, whatever we now do – though hardly anyone wants to admit it. Facing Up To Climate Reality, a book from the Green House collective, offers climate honesty. The time for focusing primarily on mitigation is over. We now need to adapt to the dark…

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July 2019

Blickling Children’s Literature Festival

July 6 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blickling Hall, Blickling Estate, Blickling Hall
Norwich, NR2 1LT United Kingdom
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In partnership with The National Trust, we're very excited to be holding our first Children's Literature Festival at Blickling Estate. Join us for a whole day of book and illustration activities with some of the UK's best loved children's writers, including Lauren Child, who is headlining the event!

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