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16 August – Edinburgh Book Festival with Hannah Kent

Edinburgh College of Art 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

Join two bestselling novelists as they discuss displacement, cruelty and the strength of unlikely attachments. In Hannah Kent’s Devotion, teenage Hanne finds a kindred spirit in Thea – but Thea’s Old Lutheran family are leaving in search of religious freedom. In Jess Kidd’s The Night Ship, a girl boards a ship rife with threatening tensions and a struggling teenager is ...

£14

22 Sept – Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Jess Kidd

Wimbledon Book Festival Robert Graves Tent, 35 Wimbledon Hill Road

Join two award-winning writers at the top of their game as they discuss their elegant fictional interpretations of history. From Kiran Millwood Hargrave, The Dance Tree is a story of family secrets and forbidden love, set in an era of superstition and extraordinary change, and inspired by the factual events of a doomed summer. The Night Ship from Jess Kidd ...

£15

11 August – Linghams Booksellers, Heswall

Linghams Booksellers Linghams Booksellers 48 Telegraph Road Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside

Linghams welcome Jess back to the WIRRAL to launch The Night Ship. 1629. Embarking on a journey in search of her father, a young girl called Mayken boards the Batavia, the most impressive sea vessel of the age. During the long voyage, this curious and resourceful child must find her place in the ship’s busy world and she soon uncovers ...

£10

9 August – Booka Bookshop, Oswestry

Booka Bookshop, Owestry 26-28 Church Street Oswestry Shropshire, Oswestry

Jess talks about her new novel The Night Ship, an imaginative historical epic of shipwreck, mutiny, fate and friendship. 1629. Embarking on a journey in search of her father, a young girl called Mayken boards the Batavia, the most impressive sea vessel of the age. During the long voyage, this curious and resourceful child must find her place in the ...

£7

7 Sept – Marlow Bookshop

The Marlowe Bookshop 22-24 Spittal Street, Marlow

We are so looking forward to welcoming Jess Kidd back to the bookshop to hear about her new novel, The Night Ship! Tickets are £5 and are available to order in store or over the phone on 01628 473240 Jess will be signing copies of the book, available for this special event at 20% off the normal price.

£5

8 Sept – Mostly Books, Abingdon

Mostly Books, Abingdon Mostly Books 36 Stert Street Abingdon Oxon, Oxford

Jess Kidd will be visiting Mostly Books on Thursday 8th September to discuss her latest novel, The Night Ship. It is an imaginative historical epic of shipwreck, mutiny, fate and friendship, perfect for fans of The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, and The Night Watch by Sarah Waters.

£10

13 Sept – Mr B’s Bath

Mr B's 14-15 John Street, Bath

Jess returns to Mr B’s, to talk about her new novel The Night Ship. Mr B's write "we have loved Jess and her unsettling, clever, and darkly comic novels since her debut novel ‘Himself’ back in 2016. Her book ‘The Hoarder’ became one of Emma’s favourite books on publication, and if you’re ever in the shop chatting about historical, magical ...

£6

14 Sept – Richmond, London

Parade's End 406 Richmond Rd, Ham Parade Kingston upon Thames

Jess will be visiting her hometown bookshop for a reading and signing.

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15 Sept – Stenyning

Steyning Bookshop 106 High St, Steyning

We are delighted to welcome best-selling author Jess Kidd back to Steyning to talk about her astonishing new novel The Night Ship. Jess has many fans amongst our staff and book group members for her previous books Things in Jars, The Hoarder, and Himself, which all share a certain gothic sensibility, quirky humour, and supremely inventive writing. The Night Ship, ...

£7

20 Sept – Lauren Owen & Jess Kidd in Conversation, Lutyens & Rubinstein, London

Lutyens & Rubinstein 21 Kensington Park Road, London

From the Lutyens & Rubinstein website: "We’re delighted that our first evening event since March 2022 will be Lauren Owen and Jess Kidd in conversation. These two authors whose highly-anticipated new novels will be published in August join us to discuss the common themes of their books." Small Angels: From the acclaimed author of The Quick comes a hypnotic literary ...

£6

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