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Join us as we welcome Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, Riaz Phillips, and Sharmaine Lovegrove to discuss the new anthology, Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Generation.
For the pioneers of the Windrush generation, Britain was 'the Mother Country'. They made the long journey across the sea, expecting to find a place where they would be welcomed with open arms; a land in which you were free to build a new life, eight thousand miles away from home.
This remarkable book explores the reality of their experiences, and those of their children and grandchildren, through 22 unique real-life stories spanning more than 70 years.Find out more »
An often maligned county, Essex’s recent history has been the subject of many stereotypes. A new book, Radical Essex, seeks to tell another story, exploring the dynamic relationship between London’s East End and radical experiments in living, whether in rural enclaves or on the desolate marshes. This is a story of socialist and anarchist land colonies, Christian and Tolstoyan retreats, and the county as the home of modernist architecture in Britain and model industrial communities. Two of the book’s authors, Gillian Darley & Ken Worpole, discuss the many utopian experiments in living to be re-discovered in the county’s radical history, now too often forgotten.Find out more »
With her new memoir Insomnia, Marina Benjamin has produced an unsettling account of an unsettling condition that treats our inability to sleep not as a disorder, but as an existential experience that can electrify our understanding of ourselves, and of creativity and love.Find out more »
Amidst the chaos of Brexit, Hannah White wanted to explore a different side of Europe, one informed by the views and experiences of those who live there. She carried out her research by bike. Cycling from Roscoff to Geneva, Rome to Athens, Belfast to Dublin (with another tour planned for Germany in November this year) interviewing and photographing the people and places she encountered. The exhibited photographs are of the landscapes she has passed through. The accompanying words describe her ongoing journey towards a greater understanding of Europe now and what it means to be European. You can find out more at Outsider.Find out more »
Join us for a double launch of Geraldine Snell's overlove and Siân Robinson Davies' Naked and Practical.Find out more »
Join us as we celebrate the publication of two exciting new collections by West Midlands poets from South Asian backgrounds (in association with Verve Poetry Press).Find out more »
Join us as we welcome the authors of two of 2018's most celebrated debut novels to discuss their approaches to writing the experiences of women.Find out more »
September marks ten years since Pages first opened its doors, and we're celebrating in the only way that feels appropriate - a big old party! Join us from 2:30pm on Saturday 22nd September for author readings, drinks and canapés, and music from 7pm.Find out more »
Join us as we welcome two of London's most exciting poets to the shop to read from their celebrated recent collections.Find out more »
Join us as we welcome May-Lan Tan to read from her debut short story collection, Things to Make and Break. She'll be joined by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan who will be reading from her own work before a discussion between the two authors. A motorcycle courier finds a cache of nude photos in her boyfriend's desk. The daughter of East German emigrants encounters her doppelgänger, who has crossed another cultural divide. Twin brothers fall for the same girl. When a stripper…Find out more »