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June 15

New Daughters of Africa Anthology : A Celebration

Queen Anne Court, Old Royal Naval College
Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS United Kingdom
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

New Daughters of Africa Anthology: A Celebration   Celebrate the ‘New Daughters of Africa’ anthology with its editor Margaret Busby, along with contributors Bridget Minamore and Diana Evans, to showcase the global sweep, diversity and extraordinary literary achievements of black women writers.   Twenty-five years after Margaret Busby’s ‘Daughters of Africa’ anthology, a new companion volume […]

June 15

Tracey Thorn: A Teenager in Suburbia

Festival marquee on the lawns, Naval College Gardens
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS United Kingdom
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  Tracey Thorn: A Teenager in Suburbia   Greenwich Book Festival is delighted to welcome back author and singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn. In a 1970s commuter town, and long before she found stardom in Everything But The Girl, Tracey Thorn’s teenage life was forged from what failed to happen. Her diaries were packed with entries about […]

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 […]

June 16

Dragons and Wizards with Cressida Cowell

Crooms Hill
Greenwich, London SE10 8ES United Kingdom
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  Dragons and Wizards with Cressida Cowell   Meet multi-million-copy selling, award-winning author Cressida Cowell, creator of the How to Train Your Dragon (also a DreamWorks film and TV franchise) and The Wizards of Once series. Cressida will talk about her latest book, The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic, as well as How to Train Your Dragon, her inspiration and […]


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