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October 2018

Golden Hare Books – Oct 23

October 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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£5 – £10

I'm off to Edinburgh in October to visit the wonderful Golden Hare Books for an evening of discussion about Himself and The Hoarder, just as The Hoarder comes out in paperback. Here's their blurb and there are ticket's on their website, links below. "Kidd’s books are atmospheric, full of secrets, heart, and relationships, so come along and immerse yourself in her world. Come along, have a glass of wine, and listen to the brilliant Jess Kidd in conversation. Maud Drennan…

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December 2018

Yule Fest, Blackwell’s Oxford – 2 Dec

December 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackwell’s Bookshop, 51 Broad Street, Oxfordshire OX1 3BQ Oxford, + Google Map

To kick-off the festive season I've been asked to join the Yule Fest line-up at the great Blackwell's bookshop in Oxford. Apart from my reading there is lots going on, a whole weekend of events, taking place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December. I'll be talking about and reading from The Hoarder and will be happy to sign copies if anyone should buy one. More likely you'll be escaping the cold and enjoying some festive cheer in the bookshop…

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March 2019

London Book Fair – 13 March

March 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Olympia, Hammersmith, Hammersmith Rd, Hammersmith
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom
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"Read Like a Writer", the podcast from Faber & Faber, Serpent’s Tail and Canongate, will have a live session on historical fiction hosted by Anna Fielding. Held on 13th March at 12:30pm will be joined by Jess Kidd and Claire McGlasson.

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Waterstones, Nottingham – 2 April

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones, Nottingham, 1-5 Birdlesmith Gate
Nottingham, NG1 2GR United Kingdom
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Looking forward to bringing Bridie to Nottingham. Blurb from the Waterstones site: "Jess Kidd has delighted fans of the eerie and macabre with her previous two novels, BBC Radio 2 Book Club picks 'The Hoarder' and 'Himself'. Now we're thrilled to invite her to Waterstones Nottingham for the release of her latest book, 'Things in Jars'. Join us for what promises to be a riveting and unforgettable evening with this Cost Award-winning author."

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Mountains to Sea – 31 March

March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
dlr LexIcon, dlr LexIcon Haigh Terrace Moran Park Dún Laoghaire Co. Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
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£12 – £15

Just before the book gets out into the world on 4 April I'll be reading from Things in Jars in Dublin at the Mountains to Sea Festival in Dún Laoghaire. There's a brilliant line-up at the festival that weekend so I'll have lots of other writers to meet and listen to on my hop across the Irish sea. Looking forward to meeting and speaking Sara Keating on stage.

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April 2019

Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road – 4 April

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road 19-21 Tottenham Court Rd, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1BJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Launch night! Music, reading and vino.

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Richmond Community College – 5 April

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Richmond Campus, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE
London, TW9 2RE United Kingdom
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Delighted to be back with my friends at Richmond Community College and supporting a great cause, here's the blurb from their site: "Join us for an evening in the company of award winning author Jess Kidd as she talks to Barrie Selwyn about her Victorian detective novel Things in Jars and her career as a writer. London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and…

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Mr B’s, Bath – 9 April

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mr B’s, 14-15 John Street
Bath, BA1 2JL
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£5 – £6

The lovely people at Mr B's Emporium in Bath have invited me and Ruby and Bridie along for a reading from Things in Jars. Here's what they have to say on their website: "Costa Award-winning writer Jess Kidd has become a firm favourite here at Mr B’s, beginning with her debut Himself and followed by The Hoarder which immediately found a home on Emma’s favourite shelf in the shop! She is a storyteller like no other, her prose rich and…

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Foyles, Grand Central Birmingham – 16 April

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Foyles, Birmingham, Foyles Grand Central Birmingham Unit 2A, Grand Central Birmingham
Birmingham, B2 4BF
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Busy day, off to Birmingham for a lunchtime event before and evening talk. Hope to get time for a look around lovely Foyles bookshop, here's their blurb: "Join us for a lunchtime chat with Costa award-winning author Jess Kidd as we delve into the realm of Victorian mystery with her latest book, Things in Jars."

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Booka Book Owestry – 16 April

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Booka Bookshop, Owestry, 26-28 Church Street Oswestry Shropshire
Oswestry, SY11 2SP United Kingdom
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Off to Owestry and a new bookshop to me, here's the blurb from their site: London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and with her reputation in tatters, a remarkable puzzle has come her way. Christabel Berwick has been kidnapped. But Christabel is no ordinary child. She is not supposed to exist. As Bridie fights to recover the stolen child she enters a world…

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