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The directors of Constable Publishing and The Book Hive invite you to the launch of 'Rock and Roll is Life' - the new novel from the award-winning, Man Booker short-listed author (and Norwich native!) D. J. Taylor.
Do you remember the Helium Kids? Back in the late '60s and early '70s they were nearly - but not quite - as big as the Beatles and the Stones. Taylor's novel is set three decades later, in a big house on the outskirts of Norwich, where Nick Du Pont is looking back on the rollercoaster years he spent as the Helium Kid's publicist...
Join the fabulous (Norfolk woman!) Jess French - known to millions of children as the Minibeasts Lady on CBeebies - as she takes you on an invertebrate adventure!
Fancy meeting a foot-long centipede or a spider the size of your dinner plate? Willing to let the world's weirdest and most fascinating minibeasts join you on your sofa? Then allow Jess French to lead you head first through the unbelievable world of invertebrates and explore their incredible adaptations, from dancing scorpions to blood-sucking moths...
Anna's debut novel, published by The Book Hive's very own imprint, Propolis Books, has been described as "dazzling" (Stephen Fry), "wonderful" (Tim Pears), "brilliant" (Esther Freud), and "fascinating" (David Hare).
Join us for the Norwich launch party. Along with readings from Anna - and plenty of drinks, of course - they'll be an interview with the author (conducted by none other than Henry himself, the owner of the Book Hive and founder of Propolis Books). This will be a very special night for the Book Hive!
Local authors DJ Taylor and Rachel Hore are a married couple who happen to both be hugely successful writers. As novelists, biographers, teachers, publishers, reviewers and columnists, between them they have an unparalleled view of what it is to be a working writer.
Together they have won awards, sold hundreds of thousands of copies of their works, been Richard and Judy bestsellers... and they still remain prolific! Join these two masters of their craft for an 'in conversation event', in which they'll talk about their writing life, together...
This is date for your diary: we're very chuffed to announce that local writer (and UEA Graduate) Paul Howarth is coming to the Book Hive to launch his breathtaking debut 'Only Killers and Thieves'!
If you're a follower of The Book Hive on Instagram, you'll know that our booksellers have read Paul's book - and absolutely loved it, describing it as "amazing" and "gripping from the very first page". Paul will be chatting to Henry, owner of The Book Hive, about the book, its historical context, and its relevance today.
For our second Aylsham event, join a much loved journalist, Guardian columnist, writer and TV presenter as she talks about her new book, a homage to her childhood reading...
When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one. In Bookworm, Lucy revisits her childhood books with wit, love and gratitude, looking at the thousand subtle ways they shape our lives...Find out more »
The Book Hive is honoured to be hosting an evening of live readings from some of Norwich's youngest up-and-coming writers!
OPEN Creatives is a weekly creative writing workshop (at OPEN, just up the road on London Street) that focusses on fostering and funnelling young people’s imaginative ideas into the form of writing. We will be launching their young people's creative writing anthology with a quick chat about the project and readings from the contributors!Find out more »