Events

  1. 28th February 2014: visit to Sydenham School, Lewisham

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    November 14, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    I’m looking forward to discussingThat Burning Summer, Britain’s Polish allies, the experience of invasion and much more with some of Sydenham School‘s keenest readers. NB This is not a public event, but you can book me for an event by contacting Authors Aloud on 01727 893992 or emailing  info@authorsalouduk.co.uk


  2. 9th January 2014: Teenage Reading Group launch

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    November 14, 2013 by Lydia Syson

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    Inspirational writer Sam Osman and I will be at Petts Wood Library from 6.30-7.30 pm to launch Bromley’s Teenage Reading Group on behalf of CWISL.  If you’re aged 13-16 and enjoy reading and sharing the books you love, do come along! Meetings take place on the first Thursday of every month.  Contact librarian Jenny Hawke on 01689 821607 to find out more.


  3. Channel Radio Competition

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    November 13, 2013 by Lydia Syson

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    Romney Marsh’s 24/7 radio station, Channel Radio, and Kent law firm Gullands are offering a copy of Romney Marsh set THAT BURNING SUMMER in a Twitter competition.  Just follow @Gullands_HR_Law with #businessbunker (that’s the name of the programme) and look forward to the announcement of the winner on Tuesday 4th Feb. (Thanks to Amanda Finn!)

     

     


  4. 7th December 2013: No Pasaran! A Night to Remember

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    September 9, 2013 by Lydia Syson

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    The British Battalion of the International Brigades arrived home 75 years ago, to be greeted by huge crowds at Victoria Station.  Celebrate these heroes and heroines with the International Brigade Memorial Trust and Philosophy Football at No Pasaran!  A Night to Remember! at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA. Theatre, discussion, comedy, music and recitation – not to mention an A World Between Us event at 4.30 pm. Book here for the evening and/or the afternoon activities or call 01273 47272.   keep reading


  5. 13th October 2013: Wood Green Literary Festival

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    September 9, 2013 by Lydia Syson

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    Step back in time with me and Catherine Johnson, fellow-Londoner and award-winning children’s author.  We’ll talking about writing and researching historical London, discussing atmosphere, place and how to tune into echoes of the past – and of course we’ll be sharing thrilling 18th century medical stories alongside tales from East End battlegrounds.   keep reading


  6. 4th October 2013: ‘That Burning Summer’ launch party

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    September 9, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    Come and celebrate at Review Bookshop, Peckham, 7-9 pm…but do let me or Evie Wyld know that you’re planning to come so we don’t have to have ration cards!

    Email: lydia.syson@hotkeybooks.com or review@btconnect.com

     


  7. 3rd October 2013 Publication Day: That Burning Summer

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    September 7, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    A red letter day for me, obviously. Order your copy now!


  8. 20th-25th September 2013: Battle of Ebro 75th anniversary commemorations in Spain

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    September 5, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    The Cave Hospital at La Bisbal de la Falset

    The last section of A World Between Us is set during the opening stages of the Battle of the Ebro, the longest and bloodiest battle of the Spanish Civil War, towards the end of which the International Brigade volunteers were sent home. On Saturday 21st September I’m honoured to be speaking about the Cave Hospital at La Bisbal de Falset keep reading


  9. 2nd-3rd September 2013: Politeness & Prurience Conference, Edinburgh

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    May 6, 2013 by Lydia Syson

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    I’ll be giving a paper called

    ‘Dr Graham’s ocular turn: a look at the origins of the Celestial Bed’

    keep reading


  10. 11th July 2013 Branford Boase Award Ceremony

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    April 5, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    ‘The BBA was set up to reward the most promising new writers and their editors, as well as to reward excellence in writing and in publishing. The Award is made annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist.’  keep reading