Friday, 7 November 2014

Coming Soon - Now Updated

November - UPDATED!

Friday 7th
7.30 pm Criminal Masterminds, St Albans Lit Festival

Sunday 9th
2-3pm Wimborne Literary Festival

Monday 10th

1 - 2pm Forbidden Planet, London

6.30pm Waterstones Trafalger Square Talk with Kobna Holdbrook Smith

Tuesday 11th

1- 2pm Hatchards St Pancras Signing

And then obviously I get hustled straight onto a train.

7pm Nottingham Bridle Waterstones Solo Talk
1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2GR

And also I'll be packing my toothbrush because...

Wednesday 12th 

1pm Leeds Waterstone signin
93-97 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5JS

6.30pm Manchester Waterstones Solo Talk
91 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW

Thursday 13th

1pm Liverpool Waterstones signing
12 College Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3DL

And people say that being a writer isn't glamorous!

7.30pm Birmingham High Street Waterstones Solo Talk
 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B2 4DB

Friday 14th  

Into the wild west midlands!

7pm Ledbury Books Solo Talk
Burgage Hall, Church Lane, Ledbury HR8 1DW

Saturday 15th

1 - 2pm Toppings Bath Solo Talk 

Sunday 30th November

2 - 3pm Reading and Signing at the London Museum of Water and Steam


Sunday 7th December

2 - 4pm, Solo Talk and Signing at Kingston Waterstones


Manja said...

Can you confirm a release date for Foxglove?
My local bookstore (in Germany) is confused. They told me in June it was September, in September they said not til January, now I found an Internet countdown for 13th Nov.
I don't want to rush anything, it's just... my heart surgeon has now forbidden me to take any info other than from the horse's mouth...

Cast4x said...

For you previous books, waterstones copies had an exclusive short story, will there be an exclusive edition of this one as well?

Vicki said...

Will it be OK to bring a previous book to Forbidden Planet signing, as I pre-ordered the Kindle version!

Ben Aaronovitch said...

I'll generally sign anything providing people aren't taking the piss by asking for twenty copies lined and signed while others are waiting. I don't think I've done a signing yet without at least one Remembrance of the Daleks DVD cover or a dog eared copy of Transit.

Harlequin said...

Bah! Why are your London dates usually on days I'm rehearsing or performing? I've even bought hard copies of your novels as well because Kindles are so difficult to sign.

Come to think of it, my Remembrance and Battlefield DVD covers do also seem to be lacking something ;)

Quentin Stephens said...

Do you have any plans to come up north?

Karan said...

Thank you so much for "Foxglove Summer"! It helped me stay sane during a bad night with an awful bronchitis when I couldn't sleep a wink. Now I'm recovering and reading it again, this time without a cloggy mind. So enjoyable! :-)

(Are there any plans that you will be gracing Germany with your presence?)

Quentin Stephens said...

I've just read through the print edition of Foxglove Summer for the second time.

Amazon seem to have sent me the American version of your book: we don't have a VW Rabbit in the UK - it's the Golf.

I do feel that the pacing of the story needs improvement: a certain critical element (I'm trying to not give anything away) should have come much sooner, because the denouement feels very much like a dea ex machina. I wonder if this is a problem of the electronic age: when you have the book in hand (vs on screen) you know you're coming towards the end of the book because you can physically see that there are few pages left.

Overall, I don't think it's as good as earlier volumes. In addition to the above, it's not as funny as the others. The sporadic contacts with you-know-who do not add to the plot and could have been left out entirely. Yes, you're building tension for the next volume or two, but the slightness of it renders it unnecessary.

Maybe it will grow on me. It's not bad; it's just not as good as the others.

Jakob said...

I had this weird idea for how a US tradition of magic coming out of the psychadelic movement in the 60s and 70s would work today.

People would be trained in sensory deprivation tanks with an eeg/fMRI attached that would play the mental state of the forma and then they would repeat it until it worked. Kind of a factory line for low level practicioners.

Quentin Stephens said...

The London Sound Survey have published an underground-style map of London's waterways, complete with sounds:

Beverley Brook is in pink.

Stephen said...

I just read the line 'Its the only way to be sure' and had to put the book down due to both laughter and deep geeky respect.