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We’re looking forward to re-opening on Tuesday 13 April

From 3 to 12 April
Open for payment and collections through the door, Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 am to 12 noon.
From Tuesday 13 April
Open Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 am to 5 pm.
Face coverings, four customers at a time.
We can send books by post, usually £3 in the UK.

Redeem your
World Book Day
vouchers any time up to Friday 23 April.
We will honour them.

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Thank you to all our customers, local, national and worldwide, for your loyalty and support over the last year.



Wednesday 8 June at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

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Tickets £5
from Newham Bookshop
or The Wanstead Tap

Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Chris Cleave

Chris Cleave
Everyone Brave is Forgiven

We are pleased to welcome our good friend Chris Cleave
to The Wanstead Tap to discuss his new novel.

When war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up.

Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss — until his flatmate Alistair unexpectedly enlists, and the conflict can no longer be avoided.

Young, bright and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvelous spy. When she is — bewilderingly — made a teacher, she instead finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget.

Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary.

And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams.

In a powerful combination of both humour and heartbreak, this dazzling novel weaves little-known history, and a perfect love story, through the vast sweep of the Second World War — daring us to understand that, against the great theatre of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily human triumphs, that change us most.

“A cracker” — Stylist: 10 exciting books in 2016

“His best book to date” — Esquire: 10 best novels of 2016

Everyone Brave is Forgiven is published on 21 April 2016 in hardback by Sceptre at £14.99.

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Family lessons for
Writing and Reading Newham
available here

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Interested in learning more about Newham Bookshop and some of the people connected with it? We have four lessons for classroom or family use developed from On the Record’s oral history project centered around Newham Bookshop, Writing and Reading Newham. Click here for full details.


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Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s
Bookshop of the Month

We are proud that Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s Bookshop of the Month. The article features a Q&A with Vivian Archer, which you can read here.


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