Book Lovers Unite: The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night with special guest author Jen Campbell
Tue 07 Nov 2017
7:00pm at Mr B's
Ticket includes delicious food and drink, author interview and book signing and 15% off all books on the night.
This November our emporium will turn magical as we are joined by the wonderful Jen Campbell and her new collection of short stories for an evening of mermaids, spirits in jam jars, animal hearts and many other magical delights. The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night collects twelve haunting stories, in which modern whimsical fairy tales are perfectly balanced with dark subject matter and vivid, evocative writing.
The collection has already garnered an impressive collection of writerly fans, including Rachel Joyce, Claire Fuller and Kirsty Logan. Not to mention our own Beginning of the World champions Amy and Danielle.
Like many great writers, Jen began her literary life as a bookseller and then with ten years of book knowledge and thoughtful observation under her belt she turned author and penned the hilarious bestselling Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops and her ode to some of the world’s most wonderful (and odd!) bookshops – The Bookshop Book. Jen is also a highly respected and influential vlogger, an award-winning poet has written her first children’s book Franklin’s Flying Bookshop, which is also published this year.
Join us for an enchanting evening with Jen and her fantastic new story collection. We’ll chat about the history of fairy tales and why they are still so influential in literature today, eat delicious food prepared by someone local and foodie, and compare bookselling notes over a glass of wine or two!