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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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Newham Bookshop, Pete Fallan, March 2021.


Newham Word Festival events – order a copy of Your Show
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Your Show by Ashley Hickson-Lovence
Your Show is published by Faber & Faber in paperback at £8.99.

Ashley Hickson-Lovence

Your Show

Long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize. As heard on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.

The Uriah Rennie Show? Damn right it is. From Jamaica to Sheffield to the recently formed Premier League, Uri rises through the ranks as a referee, making it to the highest level of our national game. But along the way he is confronted with tensions and prejudices, old and new, which emerge as his every move is watched, analysed and commented on.

Your Show is the thrilling story of one man’s pioneering efforts to make it, against the odds, to the very top of his profession and beyond.

“The football novel is back.” — The Times.

“Wonderful.” — Irenosen Okojie.

“Fantastic.” — Candice Carty-Williams.

“A novel rich in both poetry and detail.” — David Peace.

“Whether a fan of football or not, readers will love this novel, and its ultimate message – one of hope.” — Nick Bradley.

“Memorable and moving… Your Show is a remarkable book.” — The Observer.