Beth Morrey and Clare Pooley - Joint Book Launch

Join Beth and Clare, two of our favourite authors, for a joint book launch. Remarkably they are both publishing their new books on the same day. They both live in North London, both married, both with children and both with two dogs. So a joint book launch at both their favourite bookshop makes entire sense.
Join us for what will be a joyous event as they chat with shop owner Ben Moorhouse about all things life, booky and anything else he decides to bring up.
Date Thursday 20th June 2024
Time 7:30 PM
Doors Open 7:00 PM
Venue Our Bookshop
Members earn 5 points per ticket


How to age disgracefully - 800.jpgWhen age makes you invisible, secrets are easier to hide.

Daphne knows that age is just a number. She also knows that society no longer pays her any attention – something she’s happy to exploit to help her hide a somewhat chequered past.

But finding herself alone on her 70th birthday, with only her plants to talk to and neighbours to stalk online, she decides she needs some friends. Joining a Senior Citizen's Social Club, she’s horrified at the expectation she’ll spend her time enduring gentle crafting activities. Thankfully, the other members – including a failed actor addicted to shoplifting and a prolific yarn-bomber – agree.

Ziggy never expected to be a teenage single father, but that’s the hand life’s dealt him and he’s determined to do the very best he can for his baby daughter, even if that means putting his dreams and aspirations to the side. He’ll come back to them one day, won’t he? With the help of his Mum and the council funded nursery next door to the local Senior Citizen’s Club, he’s getting by, for now.

After a tragic accident, the local council threaten to close the club – but they have underestimated the wrong group of pensioners and their friends. With the help of a geriatric and orphaned dog, Daphne, Ziggy and their incongruous gang set out to prove it.

As long as their pasts don't catch up with them first…

CLARE POOLEY graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge and spent twenty years in the heady world of advertising, before becoming a full-time writer. Clare's dark but hilarious memoir, The Sober Diaries, has helped thousands of people around the world to quit drinking. The Authenticity Project, Clare's debut novel, was a BBC Radio 2 bookclub pick, a New York Times bestseller, the winner of the RNA debut novel award and a Babelio award. It's been translated into 29 languages. Clare lives in Fulham, London with her husband, three children and two border terriers.



Lucky Day - 800.jpgWork. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

But not today. Today, the rules don’t apply…
After a morning that starts with a terrible migraine, an accidentally strong concoction of painkillers, and a bump on the head, Clover Hendry is not quite herself. And as she walks out of work at 9.47am, for once Clover isn’t worrying about the consequences.

For once, she’s going to live for herself. . . if only for a day.

Full of a joyful recklessness, Clover Hendry is taking the day off. But will her new-found freedom uncover long-buried secrets?


Previously Creative Director at RDF Television, Beth Morrey now writes full time. Her debut novel, Saving Missy, was a Sunday Times bestseller and longlisted for the Authors' Club First Novel Award. Beth lives in London with her husband, two sons and two poodles.