Friday, June 15, 2018

Sebastian Faulks In Conversation - 20th September 2018

Legendary author Sebastian Faulks will be in conversation at St Helen and St Katharine on Thursday 20th September at 7.30pm.

Sebastian Faulks CBE is one of Britain’s foremost novelists, his books ranging from the classic Human Traces (2005) and Birdsong (1993), which is consistently voted one of the nation’s favourite books, through to more light-hearted ventures, such as the Ian Fleming centenary James Bond novel Devil May Care and a tribute to P.G.Wodehouse, Jeeves and the Wedding Bells.

Mostly Books and St Helen and St Katharine are proud to host Sebastian as part of a tour to promote the publication of his new book: Paris Echo which will be published on 4th September.

Here is Paris as you have never seen it before - a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both are susceptible to the daylight ghosts of Paris. Hannah listens to the extraordinary witness of women who were present under the German Occupation; in her desire to understand their lives, and through them her own, she finds a city bursting with clues and connections.

Out in the migrant suburbs, Tariq is searching for a mother he barely knew. For him in his innocence, each boulevard, Metro station and street corner is a source of surprise. In this urgent and deeply moving novel, Faulks deals with questions of empire, grievance and identity.

We cannot tell you how excited we are to be able to bring Sebastian to Abingdon.    Doors open at 7pm and tickets are £25, including a drink on arrival & a copy of Paris Echo.  Tickets are available from Mostly Books.

For any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to get in touch using all usual means.   For more details about the venue, including directions, please go to the St Helen and St Katharine website:

Friday, May 25, 2018

Nicki Thornton Book Launch: 28th June

Mostly Books' previous owner, Nicki Thornton, is publishing her first book: The Last Chance Hotel on 7th June.

Nicki will be having a book launch to celebrate the new publication.  She received so many messages of support and good wishes when she won her award back in 2016, she wants the chance to say 'thank you' and she would love to invite customers of Mostly Books to help celebrate.

The launch will be taking place on Thursday 28th June at OLA Seniors from 7pm.

There is a limit on spaces, so if you would like to come, please RSVP by 1st June indicating how many places you would like, and we will do our best to accommodate you on a first come, first served basis.

Those that have RSVP'd will be contacted prior to the event to confirm the number of places that they have been allocated for the launch. So please do let us know if you would like to be added to the invite list.

If you cannot make the evening, or we become limited by numbers, don't forget that Nicki will be signing at Mostly Books on Saturday June 9th at 1pm (click here for details).

This is so exciting!!