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Newham Bookshop events at The Wanstead Tap, Spring 2024
  • Thursday 7 Mar at 7.30 pm

    Jon Cruddas
    A Century of Labour

  • Saturday 9 Mar at 7.30 pm

    Michael Rosen
    Going Through It

  • Tuesday 12 Mar at 7.30 pm

    Mary McGlory & Sylvia Saunders: The Liverbirds

  • Thursday 14 Mar at 7.30 pm

    Lynne Jones: Sorry for the Inconvenience…

  • Wednesday 20 March at 7.30 pm

    Ladies Who London LIVE!
    with Leo Hollis: Inheritance

  • Thursday 18 April at 7.30 pm

    Sarah Wise
    The Undesirables

  • Thursday 25 April at 7.30 pm

    Andrew Whitehead
    A Devilish Kind Of Courage




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The New Life by Tom Crewe
The New Life is published by Vintage in paperback at £9.99.

Tom Crewe

The New Life

A daring novel of forbidden desire
Shortlist, Debut Fiction, 2023 Nero Book Awards
The Sunday Times Novel of the Year

London, 1894. John and Henry have a vision for a new way of life. But as the Oscar Wilde trial ignites public outcry, everything they long for could be under threat.

After a lifetime spent navigating his desires, John has finally found a man who returns his feelings. Meanwhile, Henry is convinced that his new unconventional marriage will bring freedom. United by a shared vision, they begin work on a revolutionary book arguing for the legalisation of homosexuality.

Before it can be published however, Oscar Wilde is arrested and their daring book threatens to throw them, and all around them, into danger. How high a price are they willing to pay for a new way of living?

“Beautifully written.” — Graham Norton.

“Subtle, sexy and beautifully crafted.” — Sarah Waters.

“Lavishly imagined.” — The Sunday Times.

“A very fine new writer.” — Kate Atkinson.

“I loved this book.” — Zadie Smith.

“Some of the best writing on desire I’ve read.” — Douglas Stuart.

“Extraordinary.” — Jonathan Bailey.

“Filled with nuance and tenderness… charting the lives of men and women who inspired not only political progress but an entire new way of living and loving.” — Colm Tóibín.






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