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June 15

Look Up! With Dapo Adeola Ages 4+

Clore Learning Centre, The Visitor Centre
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9LW United Kingdom
10:00 am - 10:50 am

  Children’s Creative Workshop: Look Up! Storytelling and Out-of-this-world drawing, with illustrator Dapo Adeolo   Meet illustrator Dapo Adeola and hear all about his absolutely brand-new picture book Look Up! (just published on Thursday!), written by Nathan Bryon. Look Up! stars Rocket, a science-mad chatterbox who is going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived… […]

June 15

Hallie Rubenhold: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

Queen Anne Court, Old Royal Naval College
Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS United Kingdom
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  Hallie Rubenhold – The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper   Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they […]

June 15

Joseph O’Connor’s Shadowplay

King William Court, Old Royal Naval College
Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS United Kingdom
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

  Shadowplay: Joseph O’Connor’s atmospheric reimagination of Bram Stoker’s London and Dracula’s creation   “There are few living writers who can take us back in time so assuredly…Joseph O’Connor is a wonder, and Shadowplay is a triumph.” (Peter Carey, twice winner of the Booker Prize)   “Joseph O’Connor is a very great artist and storyteller. The quotient […]

June 16

Murder Mysteries with Robin Stevens

Crooms Hill
Greenwich, London SE10 8ES United Kingdom
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Murder Mysteries with Robin Stevens, Author of the “Murder Most Unladylike” Series   Robin Stevens, author of the brilliant ‘Murder Most Unladylike’ series and winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, will be joining us to talk about mysteries—unladylike and otherwise—at a very special event at Greenwich Theatre.   Robin will talk about her schoolgirl detective […]


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New Daughters of Africa - edited by Margaret Busby

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” New Daughters of Africa brings together the work of a new generation of female writers of African descent… there’s no doubt that it magnificently achieves its aim of honouring a unified heritage while showing the remarkable range of creativity from the African diaspora.”

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