Decennary of The Rivers of London with Ben Aaronovitch

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Here's your opportunity to celebrate the series' centenary with the author himself, Ben Aaronovitch!

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Our guest, Ben Aaronovitch, has reached an important milestone - his fantastically popular Rivers of London series is ten years old!

Born and raised in London, Ben had the sort of unrelentingly uninteresting childhood that drives a person to drink or Science Fiction. The later proved useful in his early career when he wrote for Doctor Who (before it was fashionable), Casualty and the cheapest soap opera ever made - Jupiter Moon.

It was while running the Crime and Science Fiction sections at  the Covent Garden branch of Waterstones that he conceived the notion of writing novels instead. Thus was the Rivers of London series born and when the first book proved to be a runaway success, he waited all of five minutes to give up the day job and return to the bliss that is a full time writing career.

Come along , this is a brilliant opportunity to probe into the mind of a great author.

You will be able to post your questions throughout the session through the chat-based Q&A, so get your questions ready!

Come along - this promises to be a real treat for all book&mystery-lovers!

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In Ben's own words:

“My expectations for Rivers of London were modest making its surprise success all the more gratifying when it came. I’m amazed both that we are already at the 10th anniversary and that so many readers have gone out of their way to tell me how much they enjoy the books.

I’m extremely grateful to my agent and to all the people at Orion, Gollancz and my foreign publishers past and present for their hard work and support that made this series so successful.

Not to mention the brilliant work by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith in reading the audiobooks. I should also mention the enthusiastic support I’ve had from booksellers and librarians across the country and beyond.

But I am most grateful for all the thousands of readers who shelled out their own hard-earned cash to buy the books – the most important people of all.”

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About the speaker:

Ben Aaronovitch is a bestselling author, with every book in his Rivers of London series a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. He is published in 14 languages and has sold more than two million copies around the world.

Aaronovitch is also a trustee on the board of Cityread London and is a long-time supporter of Nigeria’s premiere arts and cultural festival, The Aké Festival.

He still lives in London, the city he likes to refer to as ‘the capital of the world’.

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About Rivers of London

Rivers of London is the first of an urban fantasy / crime fiction series, that follows the adventures of a rookie copper-turned-apprentice-wizard, Peter Grant, and his boss, the last wizard in England. A unique blend of police procedural, supernatural mayhem and threads of fascinating hidden history woven through the very fabric of the plot, Rivers Of London is fast-moving, funny, full of warmth and features at its heart one of the greatest and most historically rich cites in the world: London.

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Please note, this will be a Zoom webinar for those joining us online.

We shall also offer a limited number of tickets for seats in our lecture hall - watch this space.

Booking here will get you an ONLINE ticket only.

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