Book Group

Commander Chris Hadfield: London exclusive!

Hear the International Space Station commander & zero gravity rocker talk about his latest book – with us!

Men don’t come much more renaissance than this: pilot, astronaut, space walker, author, photographer, zero gravity rocker and blogger extraordinaire! We are beyond delighted to invite you to meet International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield when he talks about and signs copies of the paperback edition of You Are Here: Around The World In 92 Minutes, an extraordinary collection of photographs from high Earth orbit, at 7.30 on 12th November.

As this is Chris’ only London speaking date we expect demand for places to be high so we are relocating for the evening to the spacious New London Synagogue on Abbey Road . You will need to book tickets ahead of the night from the bookshop or via at £5 each

Alan Johnson: lunchtime Q&A

We’re delighted to invite you to meet former Home Secretary  Alan Johnson

Bestselling author and former Home Secretary Alan Johnson will be here to answer your questions about his two bestselling volumes of autobiography, This Boy and Please Mr Postman, and we suspect, a whole lot more, on the lunchtime of 21st October, beginning at 1pm.

If you would like to attend, please book your free seat as soon as possible as we expect demand to be high

Breaking mews: have a Close Encounter with Tom Cox

Most amewsing: meet bestselling cat blogger and author

Attention all cat lovers: we have a date that you simply cannot miss. Tom Cox, top cat author, blogger, journalist and owner of My Sad Cat (and many others) will be talking to us about his latest adorable and endearing moggy memoir Close Encounters of the Furred Kind on Oct 9th and we’re now taking bookings.

Please note that because we expect demand to be very high, the event will  held at West Hampstead Library and there will be a charge of £5 on the door or in advance, but, as always, thanks to our kind sponsors Chelsea Square Partnership, there will be complimentary drinks! Tom’s talk will begin at 7.30pm

If you’d like to attend, please call or email as soon as you can . If you can’t make the date, but would like a signed copy of the book, or any of Tom’s previous bestsellers, please give us a call and we will get copies signed and held for you

Here comes the (tragic) bride

Author Jacky Hyams spills the beans on the truth behind the Krays myth

We all know the headlines about London’s most notorious criminal family, the Krays, but Jacky Hyams unearths a completely fresh chapter of the story in Frances A Tragic Bride which, via documents that have never been made public before and a host of interviews with Kray intimates, reveals the desperate life and ultimate suicide of Reggie’s first wife, the doomed Frances.

Timed to coincide with the latest glossy film on the brothers, Jacky will be reading from and detained for questioning about the book on 24 Sept at 7.30. Entry is free and drinks will be served, courtesty of our events partners Chelsea Square, but please book your seat via 0207 431 3770 or