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Newham Bookshop celebrates
40 years’ trading in 2018


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Tuesday 18 December at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Doreen Fletcher

Doreen
Fletcher,
Paintings

We welcome the Forest Gate artist discussing the book of her paintings with The Gentle Author.

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Thursday 29 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap


What Would Boudicca Do?
What Would Boudicca Do?
is published in hardback
by Faber & Faber at £9.99.
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Tickets £8 online
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Great range of beers and sophisticated soft drinks
E. Foley and B. Coates
Photograph of E. Foley and B. Coates by Noor Sufi

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

Everyday Problems
Solved by History’s
Most Remarkable Women

Channel the outstanding
sisters of history
to beat the system today.

Tired of your boss bropropriating your ideas and presenting them as his own? Wondering if the pursuit of having it all has in fact resulted in having not very much?

It is time to start channelling the spiky superwomen of history to conquer today. It is time to turn to women like Frida Kahlo and Josephine Baker, Hypatia and Cleopatra, Coco Chanel and Empress Cixi. In this irreverent guide they will help you figure out how to dispatch a loverat, back yourself, kill it at work and trounce FoMo.

With original illustrations by Bijou Karman, What Would Boudicca Do? will make you fired-up and ready for anything.

E. Foley and B. Coates are editors based in London. Since working on this book they have begun to channel Elizabeth I’s famed public-speaking skills and taken tips from Mrs Beeton when battling impostor syndrome. They are anything but impostors when it comes to writing. They are the bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups, Advanced Homework for Grown-Ups, Shakespeare for Grown-Ups, and the Homework for Grown-Ups Quiz Book. For regular inspiration from the historic sisterhood follow @FoleyCoates.

“An obvious candidate to take to a desert island, along with Shakespeare and the Bible.” – Daily Telegraph on Homework for Grown-Ups

“Feel like you’ve forgotten everything you learned at school? Then this subject-by-subject guide, with tests, is for you.” – The Observer on Homework for Grown-Ups

“This lovely cloth-bound book is packed full of facts.” – The Oldie on Homework for Grown-Ups

Bijou Karman is an artist and fashion illustrator from Los Angeles. She has worked with Urban Outfitters, Grazia, Vanity Fair and has a significant fan base with 60,000 followers on Instagram. Follow @bijoukarman.

Forthcoming events


Tuesday 18 December at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Doreen Fletcher, Paintings
with The Gentle Author

Past events and news


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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