Newsletter 24th April 2021

Posted 24th April 2021


It’s been lovely to see so many of you back inside the shop: we’ve all got a lot of catching up to do! The ‘shop local’ message is really helping us here and our next day order service means we can easily match the delivery times of our online competitors. The Owl’s website is a good place to place an order with us: you can order any available book, just fill in the ‘order a book’ form and we will do the rest. If you prefer to speak to one of us please call 020 7485 7793, we are more than happy to help over the phone.    

KENTISH TOWN’S TOP FIVE
Shuggie Bain – Douglas Stuart – £8.99
In the Garden – Various Authors – £9.99
Exciting Times – Naoise Dolan – £8.99
Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell – £8.99
Letters To Camondo – Edmund De Waal – £14.99


THIS WEEK’S RECOMMENDATIONS


Letters To Camondo by Edmund De Waal £14.99
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The Musee Nissim de Camondo has remained unchanged since 1936. Edmund de Waal explores the lavish rooms and detailed archives and uncovers new layers to the family story. In a haunting series of letters addressed to the Count, he tells us what happened next.

On Hampstead Heath by Marika Cobbold £14.99
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Thorn Marsh was raised in a house of whispers, of meaningful glances and half- finished sentences. Now she’s a journalist with a passion for truth, more devoted to her work at the London Journal than she ever was to her ex-husband.

Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers £8.99
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Jean Swinney is a journalist on a local paper, trapped in a life of duty and disappointment from which there is no likelihood of escape. When a young woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper to claim that her daughter is the result of a virgin birth, it is down to Jean to discover whether she is a miracle or a fraud.

Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura £12.99
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In a tranquil neighbourhood of Tokyo, seven teenagers wake to find their bedroom mirrors are shining. At a single touch, they are pulled from their lonely lives to a wondrous castle filled with winding stairways, watchful portraits and twinkling chandeliers. In this new sanctuary, they are confronted with a set of clues leading to a hidden room where one of them will be granted a wish.

A Poem for Every Summer Day edited by Allie Esiri £14.99
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Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, this book dazzles with an array of familiar favourites and remarkable new discoveries. These seasonal poems – together with introductory paragraphs – have a link to the date on which they appear. Includes poems by Lord Byron, Sylvia Plath, Rudyard Kipling, W.B. Yeats and Langston Hughes who sit alongside Brian Bilston, Michael Rosen, John Agard and Kate Tempest. This soul-enhancing book will keep you company for every day of your life.

Sea : A World Beneath the Waves by Britta Teckentrup £7.99
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Discover a world beneath the waves that is teeming with life, from tiny graceful seahorses to darting tropical fish and from electric eels tohumpback whales. A colourful array of sea creatures is brought to life by award-winning illustrator Britta Teckentrup in this delightful peep-through picture book.
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