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April 2019

Short Stories Aloud – 30 April

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blackwell’s Bookshop, 51 Broad Street, Oxfordshire OX1 3BQ Oxford, + Google Map
£5

Back up to Oxford to join Short Stories Aloud again, really looking forward to this, always a fun event. Looking forward to meeting Stacey Halls. Here's their blurb: Blackwell's are delighted to once again invite you to Short Stories Aloud. Listen to actors perform short stories written by Stacey Halls and Jess Kidd. Afterwards, author Sarah Franklin will be interviewing both authors about their latest publications, The Familiars and Things in Jars before taking questions from the audience.

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May 2019

Aberdeen Performing Arts – 6 May

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aberdeen Performing Arts, Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1QS
Aberdeen, AB10 1QS United Kingdom
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£8

My first trip to the granite city, looking forward to meeting Aberdonian readers at this event in the Aberdeen Performing Arts centre and having a look around their famous Music Hall.

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Far From the Madding Crowd – 8 May

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Far from the Madding Crowd, 20 High St, Linlithgow, Scotland
Linlithgow, EH49 7AE
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The Mainstreet Trading Company – 9 May

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mainstreet Trading Company, Mainstreet, St Boswells, Scottish Borders TD6 0AT
St Boswells, TD6 0AT United Kingdom
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£10

I'll be talking about Things in Jars up in the borders. The Mainstreet Trading Company have been generously pushing my first book, Himself, into the hands of customers for years with the caveat that Mahony, the delicious central character, sees dead people. So I'll be delighted to introduce Bridie Devine, my female detective searching for a kidnapped child, Christabel Berwick, with the added complication that Christobel is not supposed to exist. Graham Norton has described her novel as, “Thrilling, mysterious,…

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June 2019

Glasgow Gliterary Lunch – 7 June

June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, 99 Gordon St, Glasgow
Glasgow, G1 3SF United Kingdom
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£60

Glasgow Gliterary Lunch with Jess Kidd and Kirsty Wark. Gliterary Lunches grew out of a love of 3 things; good food, good books and good company Throw in a sparkling drinks reception and you have the perfect combination for a glittering occasion. I had a lot of fun at last year's event and am delighted to be back again and thrilled to meet Kirsty Wark.

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August 2019

Under the Knife, Edinburgh International Book Festival – 20 Aug

August 20 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Spiegeltent, Edinburgh Festival, Charlotte Square Gardens
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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£12

I'm joining the excellent E S Thompson for an event titled Under the Knife in the Spiegeltent at the festival, should be a lot of fun. Here's the festival blurb: Medicine, murder and the macabre meet in Victorian London. A discovery in an anatomy school mortuary takes Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain on a high-stakes search for answers in E S Thomson’s Surgeon’s Hall. Jess Kidd’s Things in Jar's sees Bridie Devine, the finest female detective in 1860s London, take…

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September 2019

Curious Festival – 25 August

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speakeasy Tent, Curious Festival, Pippingford Park Manor, Nutley
Uckfield, UK TN22 3HW United Kingdom
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Delighted to be visiting my favourite festival again. I'll be talking about Things in Jars.

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John Boyne and me at the Bray Literary Festival – 28 September

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Main St, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland Ireland + Google Map

Off to Bray for their exciting looking literary festival and delighted to be joining the acclaimed John Boyne. Here's the festival's blurb: Join award-winning authors John Boyne (The Heart’s Invisible Furies; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas; My Brother’s Name is Jessica) and Jess Kidd (The Hoarder; Things in Jars; Himself) for an entertaining evening of readings, discussion, Q&A and conversation. With authors Tanya Farrelly and Edward O’Dwyer.

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October 2019

Liverpool Literary Festival – 12 Oct

October 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Leggate Theatre Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street
Liverpool, UK , LL69 3DR United Kingdom
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£8

Really intrigued and delighted to be joining Professor Sarah Peverley for a discussion that promises to range from the mystical to the grotesque. I'll be reading from and taking questions about my novel Things in Jars. Can't wait to have a look at the incredible collection of curiosities at the Victoria Gallery & Museum.

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East Riding Festival of Words, Gothic Thrillers – 19 October

October 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memorial Hall, 73-75 Lairgate
Beverley, England HU17 8HN United Kingdom
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£6

This should be a lot of fun. I'm joining Chriss Simms and Amanda Mason to discuss the allure of gothic thrillers and how contemporary crime thrillers are often rooted in the Gothic tradition.

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