I have done and am doing a number of literary events, interviews etc. in 2012, to coincide with/promote the publication of The Whores' Asylum. Here they are:
Thu 26th April at 6.30pm
I'm doing a book club event at Waterstones Islington,
which is at 11 Islington Green, London N1 2XH. It's free (I think) and
should be fun, so if you've read the book and want to quiz me about it,
do drop by - we'll be going till about 8pm and I understand that there will be
Sunday 29th April at 3pm
I'll be reading from the novel at lovely fiction event Storytails
in Stoke Newington - details are on the site (click on Storytails to go there) and the Facebook event is here
Saturday 5th May at 2.30pm
I will be telling a true story about "losing it" at the Camden Crawl as part of the Homework True Stories
event, upstairs at The Enterprise pub in Camden.
5th-8th July 2012
I will be appearing at the Nova Festival
in West Sussex. Tents ahoy!
10th-12th August 2012
Home again home again ... well, to Oxfordshire, anyway - I'll be doing some stuff with the Liars' League (see below) and doing some late-night readings from the novel at Wilderness Festival
Friday 21st September 2012
I will be talking about sex, murder and the (neo) Victorian novel with nineteenth-century expert and novelist Kate Williams at the Sevenoaks Literary Celebration
is the monthly short story reading night I run, with various associates and fellow lovers of fiction. There's a map of where it is on the top right of this page.
Please join us at our next event! You'll always find me there, usually propping up the bar or videoing the readings ...
Great stories, well told: five brand new pieces of fiction every month, read by our company of professional actors.
WET & WILD
April 10th, 2012
7.30pm (doors at 7)
£5 on the door
37 Cavendish Square
(near Oxford Circus)
London, W1G 0PP
PAST WHORES' ASYLUM EVENTS
Mon 13th February 2012:
Reading at "free literary party night" The Book Stops Here
at The Alley Cat, 4 Denmark Street, Soho, WC2H 8LP.
Tue 14th February:
Valentine's Day. Also the first Liars' League
of 2012, Kiss & Kill, at which an extract of my novel will be read, and copies will be sold and signed. (Details below).
Thu 16th February:
I was be a competitor/ reader/gladiatrix at Literary Death Match
. I didn't win but I didn't care - had a brilliant time & much booze.
Saturday 25th February:
I'll be at the Barbican as a guest of Spread the Word
doing a masterclass on writing your first novel in the morning, and a
reading and panel discussion with my editor Juliet Annan of Penguin in
Tuesday 6th March:
I helped put the "special" into literary variety night The Special Relationship
, along with Kirsty Logan
, at The Queen of Hoxton.
9th - 11th March 2012:
Friday 16th March: 12.30pm - early afternoon
I did a signing at Waterstone(')s Guildford
- where they like me and I pretty much love them (especially being a local girl).
Saturday 17th March, 11am-3pm
I signed copies at Waterstone(')s Farnham and recommended books
- including but not limited to my own - for all fans of Victoriana,
(neo and original flavour).
24th March - 1st April 2012:
I appeared at 10am on Sunday 25th March
at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival
, discussing writing historical fiction with fellow author Kate Williams
. You can buy tickets and flinch at my sourpuss grumpyface picture here
Wednesday 28th March 2012:
read from the book and talked about literary "ladies of
pleasure" (such as Moll Flanders, Sugar from Crimson Petal, Nancy from
Oliver Twist, etc.) - at Clapham Books
Wednesday 11th April 2012:
I love the Wapping Project
. I went to an amazing party there once and got a free hat. Anything could happen if you come to my reading at the bookshop
! It's FREE
and the Facebook event is here