Events 2019

Sometimes I like to meet authors and talk to them about their books and their lives… Sometimes I like you to come along and watch, filthy. Hahaha.


Wednesday the 28th – I will be hosting Lucie McKnight Hardy at Liverpool Waterstones, where they will be talking about her novel Water Shall Refuse Them. It is set in the heatwave of the summer of 1976 which has inspired so many books I love, there is also cults and witchcraft so the conversation is going to be a gothic treat.

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Tuesday the 3rd – TBC

Tuesday the 10th – I am absolutely thrilled (which is an understatement) that I will be hosting Tracy Chevalier at Liverpool Central Library to discuss her new novel A Single Thread. I am sure we will also be discussing A Girl With A Pearl Earring and many more of Tracy’s novels, as well as our mutual love of Venice, gelato, and the fact we were both tour guides at Highgate Cemetery. Mainly the books though…

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Sunday the 6th – First event of two on the 6th, I will be hosting Jessie Burton’s event at Cheltenham Literature Festival to chat about her new novel The Confession  as well as her previous novels, which you all know I have bloody loved.

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Sunday the 6th – Second of two events on the 6th I will be hosting Deep Dark Fantasy and talking to Rachel Burge, Frances Hardinge and Steve Feasey about their YA novels the myths and legends that inspired them and find out about the enduring allure of gods and monsters across the decades for writers in this enveloping genre.

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Saturday the 12th – I will be chairing Northern Noir with authors Jo Baker, A.A. Dhand and Mari Hannah, exploring the darker side of the North of England as part of Durham Book Festival.

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Sunday the 13th – I will be chairing Subverting Slave Narratives with Sara Collins and Yvonne Battle-Felton, have written two of the hottest historical fiction debuts of 2019.

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Tuesday the 15th – TBA

Wednesday the 16th – TBA

Wednesday the 23rd – I will be seeing my mate Scottee in his new show Class, which you should all be seeing wherever it is on – you don’t have to go on the same day as me, ha.

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Thursday the 24th – I am taking Chris to see Cher, I am also available to sing I Got You Babe if needs be, ha.


Thursday the 21st – TBA

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