Competition time! Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes - The Sense of an EndingThis time the price is a signed copy of the new Julian Barnes novel - The Sense of an Ending. Jan has read this and says it's a wonderful book. And it's shortlisted for the Booker prize. So, quite a treat. If you live within the KoS and send us an e-mail at info@bookshop.se with the answer to this question before end-of-month September, you might be the lucky winner!

Under what pen-name did Julian Barnes write four Private Eye-novels; and why did he pick that particular name?

Our signing schedule at the Gothenburg book fair!

Our signing schedule for the Gothenburg book fair,
Stand C04:29 !

Friday
14.00 Nathan Larson
15.00 Peter Temple
15.30 Miral al-Tahawy

Saturday
11.00 Sebastian Junger
12.00 Peter Temple
14.00 Salim Bachi
14.30 M. S. Lyons
15.00 Nathan Larson
16.30 Siobhan Parkinson
17.00 Lionel Shriver

Video - The Queens of Scotland

Karen Campbell reads from her book After the Fire and is interviewed by Carina Burman.
Helen Fitzgerald reads from her book The Donor  and is interviewed by Helena Dahlgren.

Recorded in The Uppsala English Bookshop during "Kulturnatten" 10/9 in Uppsala.

Special Opening Hours in Uppsala 20-26/9!

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Half the staff are off to the ever exciting Gothenburg Book Fair this week, which means that the shop in Uppsala will have slightly adjusted opening hours from Tuesday 20/9 to Monday 26/9:

Monday - Friday: 11-18
Saturday: 11-15
Sunday: 12-15

Just so we can unpack the recently arrived boxes of books and give you the best service there is - as usual!

The Restoration Game

The Restoration Game by Ken MacLeodTo summarise: I think you might like this book if you

  • like Ken MacLeods earlier work
  • are interested in history, or big political questions
  • want realistic female protagonists (not superwomen)
  • enjoy reality leakage and sense of wonder in your fiction

Through most of The Restoration Game you can safely allow yourself to believe that you are reading a kind of contemporary spy thriller, although kind of light on the action and violence and heavy on the personal history of the geek girl protagonist Lucy.

Storytelling for Children – in the Uppsala bookshop 18/9

Storytelling for ChildrenThe summer holidays are over and weren't they wonderful?
But how fantastic to pick up our pencils and books again as school starts! Come and hear stories about holiday fun and starting back at school, suitable for children and their adults."

First story telling is the 18th September at 13 o'clock in The Uppsala English Bookshop.

Video - British & Celtic Folk Music

Helena and Fredrik will takes you on a journey through British and Celtic folk music. Recorded during the Kulturnatt 2011 in the Uppsala English Bookshop.

Video - Beat Thing! in Gamla Stan Stockholm

Ann and Samuel Charters visited us on September 8 2011 at the English Bookshop in Gamla Stan Stockholm and held the first of two performances  of Beat Thing! – a performance/reading of Beat literature with the assistance of Björn Lundqvist on the bass. Christer from the bookshop presented.

The program was:

In Gamla Stan: The Queens of Scotland

11/9 The Queens of Scotland 15 o'clock in Gamla Stan.

Glaswegian writers Karen Campbell & Helen Fitzgerald, strong fresh voices of the current generation of Scottish authors, visit The English Bookshop for a reading and Q&A. Karen Campbell has written four of the strongest police novels to emerge from the UK in the last decade. Helen Fitzgerald has written six astounding novels that defy definition with their unorthodox portrayals of women.

New Crime/Mystery – 13 June 2018

Kent Harrington
Last Ferry Home
Trade Paperback
Janet Evanovich
Dangerous Minds
Paperback
Charles Cumming
The Man Between
Hardback

New Non-Fiction – 7 May 2018

Duncan Larcombe
Prince Harry: The Inside Story
Paperback
Lisa Samson
Epitaph for the Ash: In Search of Recovery and Renewal
Hardback
Ben Fogle
English: A Story of Marmite, Queuing and Weather
Paperback

New Fiction – 7 May 2018

Arundhati Roy
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Paperback
Neel Mukherjee
A State of Freedom
Paperback
Rowan Coleman
The Summer of Impossible Things
Paperback

Even more new Non-Fiction – 7 May 2018

Caitlin Doyle
Unicornucopia: The Little Book of Unicorns
Hardback
Dean Burnett
The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why
Trade Paperback
Jenni Murray
A History of Britain in 21 Women: A Personal Selection
Paperback

Hot & New – 12 April 2018

Andrew Wilson
A Talent For Murder
Paperback
Madeline Miller
Circe
Hardback
Stefan Bollman
Women Who Read Are Dangerous
Hardback
Irivine Welsh
Dead Man’s Trousers
Hardback
Jo Nesbø
Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Trade Paperback
Alexander McCall Smith
The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse
Hardback

Hot in Mystery – 22 March 2018

Elizabeth George
The Punishment She Deserves (Lynley #17)
Hardback
Jacqueline Winspear
To Die But Once (Maisie Dobbs #14)
Trade Paperback
Abir Mukherjee
A Necessary Evil
Paperback

New in Non-Fiction – 22 March 2018

Dan Jones
The Templars: The Rise and Fall of God's Holy Warriors
Paperback
Caroline Elton
Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors
Trade Paperback
Julia Crowe
My First Guitar: Tales of True Love and Lost Chords
Trade Paperback

New in SF & Fantasy – 9 March 2018

Laini Taylor
Strange the Dreamer
Paperback
Doctor Who: The Day She Saved the Doctor – Four Stories from the TARDIS
Hardback
Yaba Badoe
A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars
Paperback
David Weber
A Call to Vengeance (Manticore Ascendant #3)
Hardback
Tristan Palmgren
Quietus
Paperback
Paolo Bacigalupi
The Tangled Lands
Hardback

New in Fiction – 1 Feb 2018

Jon McGregor
Reservoir 13
Paperback
Ahmed Saadawi
Frankenstein in Baghdad
Paperback

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