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June 2019

Glasgow Gliterary Lunch – 7 June

June 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, 99 Gordon St, Glasgow
Glasgow, G1 3SF United Kingdom
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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, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Spiegeltent, Edinburgh Festival, Charlotte Square Gardens
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Leggate Theatre Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street
Liverpool, UK , LL69 3DR United Kingdom
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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, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memorial Hall, 73-75 Lairgate
Beverley, England HU17 8HN United Kingdom
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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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November 2019

Murder One Festival Dublin, Past Crimes: Jess Kidd, Henrietta McKervey and Paddy Hirsch with Declan Burke – 2 Nov

November 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin, D08 PX27,
Dublin, D08 PX27 Ireland
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Back to Dublin for a few pints... no, no it's really for a serious literary discussion at the Murder One Festival, should be a lot of fun. Here's the festival blurb: From Things in Jars to Violet Hill, London’s only female detective, via Hudson’s Kill and the Irish gangs of New York, three novelists use the past as a backdrop to their page-turning adventures of deception, danger – and detection. Declan Burke, previously Dublin City of Literature’s Writer in Residence…

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January 2020

The Styning Bookshop – 23 Jan

January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
The Gluck Studio, Off Highland Croft, behind Chantry House, Church Street, BN44 3YB Off Highland Croft, behind Chantry House, BN44 3YB United Kingdom + Google Map

Off to the Steyning Bookshop on Thursday 23rd January 2020, for a literary evening at the Gluck Studio. Here's their blurb: 'Jess will be discussing her latest novel Things in Jars, alongside her previous novels, The Hoarder and Himself. Jess Kidd has been praised for her unique fictional voice. She was brought up in London as part of a large family from County Mayo, and her work has been described as ‘Gabriel García Márquez meets The Pogues.’ Her debut, Himself,…

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Helen Cullen and Jess Kidd – 28 Jan

January 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Marlowe Bookshop, 22-24 Spittal Street
Marlow, Marlow BuSL7 1DB United Kingdom
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Off to Marlowe for a conversation with local resident and fellow novelist Helen Cullen.

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February 2020

Waterstones, Norwich – 29 Jan

February 10, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Off to Norwich for a reading at Waterstones, come along. Here's their blurb: Usher in the new year with an evening with one of modern fiction's most exciting authors- Jess Kidd! Coming hot on the heels of her previous successes with The Hoarder and Himself, Things in Jars is a twisted Victorian detective tale which thrills as much as it inspires. A stolen child, a brilliant lady detective and a dungeons-worth of medical curiosities all serve to make this the…

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