Sunday 16th March (time TBC) at Rye Books
Prepare to enter a world of magicians, enchanted forests, talking animals and wicked witches . . .Join Jamila Gavin author of 'Coram Boy'
as she reads extracts from latest book 'Blackberry Blue' six magical and beautifully written stories that will delight readers of all ages.
April at Rye Books John Hegley and 'I am a Poetato' date TBC
We are very happy that John Hegley one of the country’s most popular contemporary poets is coming back to Rye Books!
John will be performing poems from his newest book 'I am a Poetato' a witty
and funny collection for children and adults alike. The book is filled with some very
fine drawings packed with John's unique brand of deadpan humour.
'John Hegley is to potatoes what Wordsworth has been to daffodils'
May at Rye Books (date TBC)
Shackleton's Journey by William Grill
Slideshow & reading
To celebrate Ernest Shackleton’s departure on “Endurance” across the Antarctic, star illustrator William Grill brings us a detailed visual narrative of this extraordinary and historical expedition.
Grill’s beautiful use of coloured pencils and vibrant hues place him somewhere on the artistic spectrum between Raymond Briggs and David Hockney, and his fastidious cataloguing of every single detail of the expedition is nothing short of a Blackstock collection.
Grill evokes the atmosphere and intrepid excitement that would have surrounded the expedition with his impeccably researched and detailed drawings. Children will love examining the exploded diagrams of the peculiar provision taken or the individual drawings of the sled dogs or pack horses. This book takes the academic and historical information surrounding the expedition and re-interprets it for a younger audience in a way that will capture their imaginations. For ages 7-11 and everybody else!
Thursday 12th June at Rye Books 7.00 pm
Will Hodgkinson will be reading from 'The House Is Full Of Yogis'
A witty memoir about the trials of adolescence, the tribulations of family life and the embarrassment that ensues from having larger-than-life parents Neville and Liz Hodgkinson bought into the Thatcherite dream of home ownership, aspiration and advancement. The first children of their working class parents to go to university and have professional careers, they lived in a semi-detached house in Richmond, sent their sons Tom and Will to private school, and went on holiday to Greece once a year. Neville was an award-winning science writer and Liz was a high-earning tabloid hack.
Then a disastrous boat holiday, followed by a life-threatening bout of food poisoning from a contaminated turkey, led to the search for a new way of life.
Nev joined the Brahma Kumaris, who believe evolution is a myth, time is circular, and a forthcoming Armageddon will make way for a new Golden Age. Out went drunken
dinner parties and Victorian décor schemes; in came large women in saris meditating in the living room and lurid paintings of smiling deities on the walls. Liz took the arrival of the Brahma Kumaris as a chance to wage all-out war on convention, from announcing her newfound celibacy on prime time television to writing books that questioned the value of getting married and raising children.
By an unfortunate coincidence, this dramatic and highly public transformation of the self coincided with the onset of Will’s adolescence. This is his story.
Sunday 27th July 2.00pm at Rye Books
'Wild Boy' by Rob Lloyd Jones
A boy covered in hair, raised as a monster, condemned to life in a travelling freak show. A boy with an extraordinary power of observation and detection. A boy accused of murder; on the run; hungry for the truth…enter the world of Wild Boy. We are big fans of this book set in Southwark no less! And there is a rumour that Rob maybe also be reading from Wild Boy 2!
Behold the savage spectacle of Wild Boy! Ladies and Gentlemen, take your seats. The show is about to begin….
For ages 8 - 12 and of course grown-ups.
Rye Books funny money competition!
Due to popular demand we have extended the deadline for the coin competition to February 25th 2014 to give all you artists out there time to enter!
Feeling creative? Great! because we would like to invite you to take part in some art based currency fun where you could win a £25 book voucher to spend at Rye Books!
Here's how it works...collect a coin worth £2 from our shop or stall on North Cross Rd, then draw an image of your head/face on the flipside!
You can use...
watercolour, felt pens, pastels, inks, paint, pencils, potatoes, lipstick, a chocolate bar to create your coin, in short whatever you like!
Then spend your coin at our shop or stall and it will be entered into the competition.
To keep things simple there are 3 age categories:
Small People / Ages 4 – 9
Bigger People / Ages 9 – 17
Grown Up / Aged 17+
To enter you must include both your name and one of the age catergories above.
All the coins entered will be displayed in our shop window!
The deadlines for the last entry is 18th January, 2014 and the winners will be announced on the 25th January.
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