Storytelling for Children - 27th September, 11 o’clock

What if your best friend wanted your best toy? Would you be able to share it? Sharing is a tricky skill to learn.

Stories about sharing and other moral dilemmas for children and their grown-ups at 11 o’clock at the English Bookshop on Saturday 27th September.

Stomp! By Jeanne Willis and Paul Howard

It’s not yours. It’s mine! By Susanna Moores

It’s not yours. It’s mine! By Susanna Moores Stomp! By Jeanne Willis and Paul Howard

Book Signing

Michael Cross signs his new book Freedom from Conscience - Deliverance from Evil.

Saturday September 20, 11.00 at The English Bookshop, Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla stan

Welcome!

    'Vincent, a charismatic older man, is on a quest; he seeks revenge for a horrific tragedy he suffered years earlier. His lust is only satisfied through making mankind into his prey. Melanie Lindberg is a research psychologist who has left her violent past behind and lives an idealic, although unconventional, life with her loving family.
    Melanie and Vincent's paths intersect when he rips her away from those who care for her...desiring to make her his own. Will she succumb to Vincent's mesmerizing charm and become his loyal companion in terror or will she have the power to resist him? This epic battle of wills reaches a surprising climax which will forever change Melanie's life.'

Freedom from Conscience - Deliverance from Evil by Michael Cross

Cancelled – Surgeon at Arms – Wednesday Sept 17th at 7 pm

Unfortunately tonight's Arnhem Observance has been cancelled due to illness. We will announce a rescheduling once we have set a date. Sorry!

Surgeon at Arms – Parachuting into Arnhem with the First Airbornes

In observance of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem 1944 there will be an evening dedicated to the topic at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Paul Kessel and Dany Kessel will talk about Paul's father Lipmann Kessel and his experiences as a surgeon during the Battle of Arnhem. Surgeon at Arms – Parachuting into Arnhem with the First Airbornes is one of the most interesting and dramatic personal memoirs to come out of the Second World War. Now republished after being unavailable for many years, it warmly deserves to find a new generation of readers.

Wednesday Sept 17th at 7 pm.

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Live: Ann Charters on Peter Orlovsky

The Culture Night Live from the Uppsala English Bookshop: 19:30

Live: Charles Cumming – a new generation of spy thriller writers. Interview by Kristofer Lundström from SVT

The Culture Night Live from the Uppsala English Bookshop: 18:00 - 19:00

Video: Barry McCrea & The First Verse! Interview by Helena Dahlgren

The Culture Night Live from the Uppsala English Bookshop

Celebrate the Culture Night with The English Bookshop!

The Uppsala Culture Night 2014 (Kulturnatten Uppsala) will take place on September 13.

Storytelling for Children

11:00 at The English Bookshop

Have you started some-thing new? Nursery, school, swimming lessons or perhaps a dance class? New things can be fun and sometimes they are scary. New things can be VERY naughty. We’ve got stories about all these sorts of new things at 11 o’clock at the English Bookshop on Saturday 13th September.

17 Things I’m not allowed to do anymore by Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter Once upon a time by Niki Daly

Barry McCrea & The First Verse! Interview by Helena Dahlgren.

14:00 - 15:00
The Uppsala International Authors Stage at the City Library.

Barry McCreaBarry McCrea is an Irish writer and academic who is currently professor of Literature at Notre Dame University.

In 2005 he published an award-winning novel; The First Verse, about a young man who gets pulled into a world of darkness and literature at Trinity College in Dublin. The novel is based around the classical concept of Sortes Vergilianae where advice or predictions of the future are sought by interpreting passages from literature.

The novel explores Dublin’s every corner, including a first-of-its-kind portrayal of its thriving gay nightlife, through the eyes of a young man seduced by a secret society’s ancient reading rituals, based on the sortes virgilianae. In brilliant prose, author Barry McCrea gives readers a psychologically gripping tale set within the intertwining worlds of literature and the living.

Charles Cumming – a new generation of spy thriller writers. Interview by Kristofer Lundström from SVT.

18:00 - 19:00

Charles Cumming

We are honoured to present the very best contemporary writer of spy thrillers in the world; Charles Cumming. Since his debut in 2001 he has won a number of awards for his work and The Observer has described him as ”the best of the new generation of British spy writers who are taking over where John le Carré and Len Deighton left off”. Charles will be interviewed by Kristofer Lundström from SVT's Kobra.

Ann Charters on Peter Orlovsky

19:30 - 20:30

Peter Orlovsky

Beat luminarie Ann Charters discusses the poet Peter Orlovsky, Beat Generation legend and life-long partner of Allen Ginsberg, and the new book of Orlovsky’s journals, letters and poems.
Kerouac called Orlovsky ‘the greatest man of San Fransisco’.

Culture Night Storytelling for Children - Saturday 13 September

Have you started some-thing new? Nursery, school, swimming lessons or perhaps a dance class?

New things can be fun and sometimes they are scary. New things can be VERY naughty.

We’ve got stories about all these sorts of new things at 11 o’clock at the English Bookshop on Saturday 13th September.

17 Things I’m not allowed to do anymore by Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter Once upon a time by Niki Daly

Books of the month for September

Dave Eggers – The Circle

General Fiction: Dave Eggers – The Circle

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. … What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

The Devil in the Marshalsea – The Devil in the Marshalsea

British Crime: The Devil in the MarshalseaThe Devil in the Marshalsea

London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels and coffee-houses into the hell of a debtors' prison.

The Marshalsea is a savage world of its own, with simple rules: those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will suffer a gruesome fate at the hands of the gaol's rutheless governor and his cronies. A twisting mystery, a dazzling evocation of early 18th Century London.

Peter Farris – Last Call for the Living

Tough Crime:  Peter Farris Last Call for the Living

For bank teller Charlie Colquitt it was another Saturday. For Hobe Hicklin, an ex-con with nothing to lose, it was another score. For Hobe’s drug-addled, sex-crazed girlfriend, it was more lust, violence, and drugs. But Hicklin’s first mistake was double-crossing his partners in the Aryan Brotherhood. His second was taking a hostage. He and Charlie could hide out for only so long before Hicklin’s past catches up to them. Hot on Hicklin’s trail are a pair of Brotherhood soldiers, ready to burn a path of murder and mayhem to get revenge. GBI Special Agent Sallie Crews and Sheriff Tommy Lang catch the case, and soon Crews is making some dangerous connections. For hard-drinking, despondent Lang, rescuing Charlie might be the key to personal salvation.

James Smythe – The Machine

Science Fiction: James Smythe – The Machine

Vic returned from war tormented by his nightmares. His once happy marriage to Beth all but disintegrated. A machine promised salvation, purging him of all memory.

Now the machines are gone, declared too controversial, the side-effects too harmful. But within Beth’s flat is an ever-whirring black box. She knows that memories can be put back and that she can rebuild her husband piece by piece.

Steven Brust & Skyler White – The Incrementalists

Fantasy:  Steven Brust & Skyler White – The Incrementalists

The Incrementalists—a secret society of two hundred people with an unbroken lineage reaching back forty thousand years. They cheat death, share lives and memories, and communicate with one another across nations, races, and time. They have an epic history, an almost magical memory, and a very modest mission: to make the world better, just a little bit at a time. Their ongoing argument about how to do this is older than most of their individual memories.

Phil, whose personality has stayed stable through more incarnations than anyone else’s, has loved Celeste—and argued with her—for most of the last four hundred years. But now Celeste, recently dead, embittered, and very unstable, has changed the rules—not incrementally, and not for the better. Now the heart of the group must gather in Las Vegas to save the Incrementalists, and maybe the world.

John Lambshead – Wolf in Shadow

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: John Lambshead – Wolf in Shadow

Urban fantasy in one of the world’s greatest cities.

Rhian, a girl from the Welsh valleys on the run from tragedy and herself, finds a new home in the modern East End of London, where the world’s largest financial center spins a web of money and power from glistening towers of chrome and glass. Beneath the digital façade lurks the old East End where the layers of two thousand years of dramatic and violent history slide over one another like glaciers, spilling out in avalanches that warp the real world.

As bodies begin to litter the East End streets, The Commission dispatches its best enforcers to deal with the situation: Karla is not human, and Jameson left his humanity behind in pieces in Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. Rhian makes new friends, dangerous friends; and where Rhian goes, the wolf is always in her shadow, just a heartbeat away.

Among the bankers and traders of the East End walk demons in human form and who is to say which are the monsters? London is a magical bomb waiting to explode and somewhere a fuse is hissing.

Nathanael West – Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust

Classic of the Month: Nathanael West – Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust

The title for our Classics bok club is The Day of the Locust, published 1939, set in Hollywood, California, during the Great Depression. Its themes deal with the alienation and desperation of a broad group of odd individuals who exist at the fringes of the Hollywood movie industry.

Miss Lonelyhearts, published in 1933 an Expressionist black comedy set in New York City during the Great Depression. Miss Lonelyhearts is an unnamed male newspaper columnist writing an advice column that the newspaper staff considers a joke. As Miss Lonelyhearts reads letters from desperate New Yorkers, he feels terribly burdened and falls into a cycle of deep depression, accompanied by heavy drinking and occasional bar fights. He is also the victim of the pranks and cynical advice of Shrike, his feature editor at the newspaper.

 

William Sutcliffe – Bad Influence

Teen reading: William Sutcliffe – Bad Influence

Highly recommended by Jan.

Meet Carl: cruel, fun, exciting a bit older than you, and totally in control. Your best friend Ollie likes Carl maybe even more than he likes you. You don't want to lose Ollie, so you tag along: playing Carl's games, doing what he says, getting into trouble. But how far will Carl go before he stops? And just how bad does he have to get before you say No?

Reading Groups!

We are starting up our popular Reading Groups at the bookshop again!

We currently have three groups; Fiction, Classics and Teen.
The way the groups work is you decided from month to month if you have the time and inclination, then you pick up the book at the shop and register for the group talk. You pay for the book and 50:- for joining the discussion (home made fika with English Bookshop Blend tea included!) (it's 20:- for the Teen group...).

This month's groups are meeting within the next couple of weeks. If you can't make it this time let us know if you want to be on the Reading Group e-mail list so you get the information in time!

The English Bookshop Reading Group - The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

The English Bookshop Reading Group - Classics, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herland, The Yellow Paper

The English Bookshop Teen Reading Group - The Princess of Iowa by M. Molly Backes

New Fiction 20140913

Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Effect
Trade Paperback
Richard Powers
Orfeo
Paperback
Catherine O'Flynn
Mr Lynch's Holiday
Paperback

New Mystery/Thriller 20140905

Kathy Reichs
Bones Never Lie
Trade Paperback
Val McDermid
The Skeleton Road
Trade Paperback
James Ellroy
Perfidia
Trade Paperback

New Non-Fiction 20140912

Mark Atherton
There and back again: J R R Tolkien and the origins of the hobbit
Paperback
Francis Fukuyama
Political Order and Political Decay
Hardback
Bear Grylls
True Grit
Paperback

New Fiction 20140905

Jojo Moyes
The One Plus One
Paperback
John Boyne
A History of Loneliness
Trade Paperback
Matthew Specktor
American Dream Machine
Paperback

New Non-Fiction 20140905

Lodro Rinzler
The Buddha Walks Into the Office: A Guide to Livelihood for a New Generation
Trade Paperback
Marcus Chown
What a Wonderful World
Paperback
Tracy Borman
Thomas Cromwell
Trade Paperback

New Mystery 20140905

Edward Marston
Peril on the Royal Train (Inspector Colbeck #10)
Paperback
Ann Cleeves
Thin Air
Trade Paperback
Ruth Rendell
The Girl Next Door
Trade Paperback

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