Simon Armitage for The Book Hive in Aylsham

Simon Armitage is one of our best known poets. He was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. He has published ten collections of poetry, is the author of two novels as well as the bestselling...

Simon Armitage and Bernard O’Donoghue on Pearl

Simon Armitage will be at the bookshop to read from and discuss his new translation of Pearl, the Middle English devotional masterpiece by the anonymous author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight....

Sara Pascoe at the York Festival of Ideas

Join Sara for an entertaining evening as she talks about her first book, Animal: An Autobiography of the Female Body.Through a combination of autobiography and evolutionary history, she looks at how the female body has been oppressed, fetishised or misunderstood throughout history....

Sara Pascoe at Borders Book Festival

Take a funny and illuminating tour of the female body with award winning comedian Sara Pascoe. Sara has joked about femininity and sexuality on stage and screen but now she has written a book about it. Women have so much going on, what with boobs and jealousy and menstruating and broodiness and...

Owen Sheers for Cover to Cover, Mumbles

A special event for Independent Booksellers Week 2016: Owen Sheers presents his latest novel, I Saw a Man, now out in paperback....

Andrew O’Hagan at the Primrose Hill Summer Lecture Series

Award-winning writers Andrew O’Hagan and Jonathan Coe will be in conversation about their state-of-the-nation novels, spotlighting the humour and pathos of how we live now. Their latest works, respectively, are Illuminations a deeply charged novel about memory, war, and homecoming...