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48-51 Broad Street

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Join us in celebrating the start of the festive season at our annual YuleFest event, where we will be presenting a series of free talks by an exciting diverse range of bestselling authors throughout the day. Pick up a complimentary mince pie and port, sit back and listen to one of our guest speakers and purchase a signed copy for a special Christmas gift.

At 12:30pm we will be joined by Jen Campbell, who will be discussing her new book 'The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night', a collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls.

Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows.
A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island.
A boy is worried his sister has two souls.
A couple are rewriting the history of the world.
And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium.

'ENCHANTING AND ILLUMINATING' Carys Bray
'LIKE WALKING THROUGH A MIRROR.' Rachel Joyce
'THIS BOOK IS FULL OF CHARACTER AND MAGIC, AND I FOUND MYSELF MESMERISED' Claire Fuller

Jen Campbell is an award-winning poet and short story writer. She has written an array of books including the bestselling Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series, The Bookshop Book and Franklin's Flying Bookshop. A respected and influential book vlogger with almost 30,000 subscribers, Jen has won an Eric Gregory Award for poetry in 2016 and has been a judge for the Costa and Somerset Maugham awards.

The talks will last for 30 minutes, followed by a signing. All events are free to attend, please register in advance.

For more information about the other exciting events taking place as part of Yule Fest on Saturday 2nd December, please click on the links below.

11am – Philosophy in the Bookshop with Roman Krznaric and Nigel Warburton
1:30pm-2:30pm - Lauren St John 'The Snow Angel'
2:30pm-3:30pm - Kate Young 'The Little Library Cookbook'
3:30-4:30pm - Patrick Barkham 'Islander'
4:30pm-5:30pm - Sir Barry Cunliffe 'On the Ocean'

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