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The Festival of Brexit

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The Man Who Couldn't Stop

David Adam
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop
and The Genius Within

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The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters
The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters
is published in hardback by
HQ at £12.99.
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Nadiya Hussain
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by Rebecca Fennell

Nadiya Hussain
The Secret Lives
of the Amir Sisters

Meet Nadiya Hussain who will be signing copies
of her debut novel on its publication day.

The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters is the hilarious yet heartwarming debut novel from Nadiya Hussain, about an utterly dysfunctional but totally lovable family, exploring life, faith and identity as a second generation Bangladeshi in the UK.

Fatima (Fatti), Farah, Bubblee and Mae are the four sisters of the Amir family—the only Muslim family in the small village of Wyvernage. Though they appear happy, each sister is secretly struggling…

After failing her driving test for the fifteenth time, oldest sister Fatima is worrying about her place in the family. Plagued with insecurity over her weight and feelings of loneliness, she takes refuge in her room with her favourite snack: tubes of Primula cheese. The twins Farah and Bubblee, once close, now barely speak since Farah’s marriage to a man Bubblee disapproves of. Bubblee has moved to London, determined to make it as an artist and avoids her family as much as possible. Meanwhile Mae, the youngest, documents her family’s life on social media, much to their annoyance.

After an unexpected turn of events, Bubblee reluctantly returns to Wyvernage and finds that her mother is planning her marriage. Fatima learns a devastating family secret, which sends her to Bangladesh in an attempt to find a sense of belonging. And in the midst of this, Farah’s woes are spiralling, as she learns that the deep financial straits they’re in could result in her losing her home. As each sister struggles with life, love and faith, can they make peace with one another, pull together and help rebuild the family’s fortunes.

Nadiya Hussain is the universally loved winner of The Great British Bake Off in 2015. Since then, she has baked the Queen’s birthday cake, published a cookbook and a children’s book, fronted a BBC One documentary, The Chronicles of Nadiya and been named in Debretts 500 most influential people in the UK in 2016. Born in Luton, she now lives in Milton Keynes with her husband and three children.

Forthcoming events


Wednesday 17 April at 7 pm
at Wilton’s Music Hall
1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB

5x15 on The Future of Education
with David Kynaston, Priya Lakhani, Alex Beard, Owen Jones,
Melissa Benn and Kate Clanchy

Tuesday 23 April at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Cold War Steve
The Festival of Brexit
in conversation with Martin Rowson

Wednesday 24 April at 7.45 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

David Hepworth
A Fabulous Creation
How the LP Saved Our Lives

Monday 29 April at 7 pm
at Stratford Circus

Carol Ann Duffy
Poetry for the Insect Population
with Andrew McMillan, Matthew Hollis, Imtiaz Dharker, Zaffar Kunial,
Mark Pajak, Hannah Sullivan,
Sean Borodale, Ella Duffy
and Yvonne Reddick

Wednesday 8 May at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

David Adam
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop
and The Genius Within

Friday 10 May at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Pete Brown
Pie Fidelity
In Defence of British Food

Wednesday 29 May at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

David Rosenberg
Rebel Footprints
in conversation with Asad Rehman

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Lucinda Gosling
Shirley Baker and Vintage Britain

Robert Elms
London Made Us
A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City

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Michael Rosen
with Danny Braverman

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Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

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Suresh Singh
with Stef Dickers

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Duncan Barrett
Hitler’s British Isles

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Kate Thompson
and Melanie McGrath

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Regeneration Songs

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Asian Noir:
the new wave of crime fiction

Luke Turner
Out of the Woods

Danny Dorling
Rule Britannia
Brexit and the End of Empire

Doreen Fletcher, Paintings
with The Gentle Author

Benjamin Zephaniah
The Life and Rhymes
of Benjamin Zephaniah

in conversation with Cilius Victor

Peggy Seeger
First Time Ever

E. Foley and B. Coates
What Would Boudicca Do?

Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

Will Ashon
Chamber Music
Enter the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces)

Robin Ince
I’m a Joke and So Are You
A Comedian’s Take on
What Makes Us Human

Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate
The Inking Woman

Iain Sinclair
Living with Buildings

1968 and After:
Culture and Education

An evening with
Shami Chakrabarti and Rachel Holmes

Martin Rowson
The Pen is Mightier Than the Word

Ed Vulliamy
When Words Fail

Marcus Sedgwick & Dr Sam George
The Battle of the Books:
Frankenstein v. Dracula

Kenney Jones
Let the Good Times Roll

Ben Okri and special guests
Rise Like Lions

Adam Dant
Maps of London & Beyond

Sarah Ivens
Forest Therapy

Shore 2 Shore
with Carol Ann Duffy
Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay
and Maura Dooley, with music by John Sampson

Viv Albertine
To Throw Away Unopened

Melanie McGrath
Pie & Mash Down the Roman Road
in conversation with Duncan Barrett

James Bloodworth
Hired
Six Months Undercover
in Low-Wage Britain

Chris Difford
Full Acoustic Show
Some Fantastic place

Michael Rosen
So They Call You Pisher!

David Hepworth
Uncommon People
The Rise and Fall of the
Rock Stars 1955-1994

Liam Young and Simon Hannah
The Labour Party, past and present

Misha Glenny: McMafia
Seriously Organised Crime

Helen Pankhurst: Deeds Not Words
The Story of Women’s Rights,
Then and Now

Laura James and Jessie Hewitson discuss autism

Literary Natives
Writers of Colour Meet Up

John Davies: The Red Atlas
How the Soviet Union
Secretly Mapped the World

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