What I read on my Zanzibar vacation!

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Well, I managed six novels during the trip, four of them set in Zanzibar! It was quite tricky to track down novels set in Zanzibar, and I unfortunately failed to find any written by zanzibari authors. The only zanzibari author I could find was the Booker shortlisted Abdulrazak Gurnah, but none of his novels are set in Zanzibar! So I wound up with:

Winners announced! –the Kevin MacNeil competition

A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde by  Kevin MacNeilKevin MacNeil is from the Isle of Lewis, which in gaelic is Leòdhas. Lewis is half of Lewis & Harris (Leòdhas agus na Hearadh) which is part of the Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan Siar). So the answer we were fishing for was Leòdhas. And the winners are: Veronica S in Täby and Merimbe in Lund! Congratulations!

Kevin MacNeil in the bookshop

Pick up your order in Uppsala or Stockholm

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When ordering from the web bookshop you can now easily choose if you want to pick up your oder in the Uppsala or Stockholm bookshop.

New Competition! Win a copy of Kevin MacNeil's new book!

A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde by  Kevin MacNeil

A few years ago Caledonian author Kevin MacNeil was writer-in-residence at the local uni, and it's been a while since we heard from him. But now he's back with his new novel A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde, and we have two signed copies to raffle off. Just e-mail us the answer to this question: What is the Gaelic name of Mr MacNeil's island of origin?

Kevin MacNeil in the bookshop

The winner in our fabulous Kat von D competition announced!

A very scientificly minded blindfolded intern has pulled a name from the hat and the winner is..... Emelie G.!! Congratulations Emelie! (The intern's name is Ruddy. He's a very good intern.) (and the correct answer was Katherine Drachenberg)

Kat von D in the bookshop
www.katvond.net

Ideas for Christmas and winter reading

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If you're in the mood for a bit of Christmas and winter reading, we've got lots of ideas for you, from Dickens and The Grinch to cosy Christmas crimes! Here are some suggestions.

Night Before Christmas Clement C. Moore, Eric Puybaret (Ill.)   War of Gifts, A (An Ender Christmas Story)  Orson Scott Card Hogfather (Discworld #20) by Terry Pratchett  Don't Cry For Me Aberystwyth (A Louie Knight Mystery #4)  Malcolm Pryce

Edward Trayer signs his new children's book The Gullfoss Legends!

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Edward Trayer. The Gullfoss Legend

18 of December 11 o'clock sharp.

Edward Trayer signs his new children's book The Gullfoss Legends!

Edward Trayer in the bookshop

Competition, win Kat von D's new book The Tattoo Chronicles

Kat von D -  The Tattoo ChroniclesNew competition! Win a signed copy of famed tattoo artist Kat von D's new book The Tattoo Chronicles. Ms von D is visiting Sweden at the moment to launch her new books. We don't actually have anything planned for her in our shops, but we do have a signed copy of the beautiful new book to raffle off. Just send us an e-mail at info@bookshop.se stating what Kat von D's 'real' name is and YOU could be the winner! Competition ends Sunday December 5. Winners announced forthwith.

Kat von D in the bookshop

Storytelling for Children, Saturday November 20

Storytelling for Children, Saturday November 20Tomorrow Saturday November 20 we are starting up our Storytelling for Children sessions in the Uppsala shop again. We're really looking forward to this. It's for 3-6 year olds primarily and you don't need to sign up for it.

Welcome To A Literary Afternoon

WELCOME TO A Literary Afternoon with international authors Brian James (Sierra Leone) and Anisur Rahman (Bangladesh) Sunday November 21st at 15.30Welcome To A Literary Afternoon with the international authors Brian James (Sierra Leone) and Anisur Rahman (Bangladesh)

Sunday November 21st at 15.30

At The Uppsala English Bookshop

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Books of the Month – August 2019

Madeline Miller
Circe
Paperback

General Fiction pick of the month

Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
Paperback

Classic pick of the month

Alexia Arthurs
How to Love a Jamaican: Stories
Paperback

Short Stories pick of the month

T. E. Kinsey
A Quiet Life in the Country
Paperback

Mystery pick of the month

James A. McLaughlin
Bearskin
Paperback

Noir pick of the month

Amal el-Mohtar
This Is How You Lose the Time War
Paperback

& Max Gladstone

Sci-Fi pick of the month

Peter McLean
Priest of Bones
Paperback

Fantasy pick of the month

Suyi Davies Okungbowa
David Mogo, Godhunter
Paperback

Urban Fantasy pick of the month

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
Paperback

Non-Fiction pick of the month

Samuel Miller
A Lite Too Bright
Paperback

Teen/Young Adult pick of the month

Books of the Month – July 2019

Lex Coulton
Falling Short
Paperback

Modern Fiction pick of the month

Ann Radcliffe
A Sicilian Romance
Paperback

Classic pick of the month

Anjali Sachdeva
All the Names They Use for God
Paperback

Short Stories pick of the month

Gillian Galbraith
The End of the Line
Paperback

Mystery pick of the month

Edgar Cantero
This Body’s Not Big Enough For the Both of Us
Paperback

Noir pick of the month

Özgür Mumcu
The Peace Machine
Paperback

Sci-Fi pick of the month

Alex Stewart
A Fistful of Elven Gold
Paperback

Fantasy pick of the month

Richard Kadrey
The Grand Dark
Paperback

Urban Fantasy pick of the month

Rory Power
Wilder Girls
Paperback

Teen/Young Adult pick of the month

Rose McGowan
Brave
Paperback

Non-Fiction/Biography pick of the month

Hot & New – 8 April 2019

Suzy Hansen
Notes on a Foreign Country
Paperback

An American Abroad in a Post-American World

Mike Ripley
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Paperback

The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to the Eagle Has Landed

Laura Freeman
The Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite
Paperback
Arkady Martine
A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan)
Trade paperback
James S. A. Corey
Tiamat’s Wrath (Expanse #8)
Trade paperback
Susan Hill
The Comforts of Home
Paperback

DCS Simon Serailler #9

New Titles – 31 January 2019

Bridget Collins
The Binding
Hardback
James Marlon
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Trade Paperback
Jin Yong
A Bond Undone
Trade Paperback

Legends of the Condor Heroes Vol. 2

Jane Harper
The Lost Man
Trade Paperback
Mick Finlay
The Murder Pit
Paperback

(An Arrowood Mystery 2)

Elly Griffiths
The Stone Circle
Trade Paperback

(Ruth Galloway #11)

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