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September 2019

Historian Tom Holland in Ely

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Christianity is the most enduring and influential legacy of the ancient world, and its emergence the single most transformative development in Western history. In 'Dominion' award-winning historian and broadcaster Tom Holland will tell the story of how we came to be what we are, and how we think the way that we do, in the broadest historical context. Ranging in time from the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC to the on-going migration crisis in Europe today, and from…

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Chris Riddell comes to Ely!

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Beloved illustrator and political cartoonist Chris Riddell is coming to Ely to celebrate his beautiful new book. In 'Poems to Fall in Love With' Chris Riddell has selected and illustrated his very favourite classic and modern poems about love. This gorgeously illustrated collection celebrates love in all its guises, from silent admiration through passion to tearful resignation. These poems speak of the universal experiences of the heart and are brought to life with Chris’s exquisite, intricate artwork. This perfect gift…

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Louise Doughty in Ely

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Topping & Company Booksellers of Ely, 9 High Street
Ely, CB7 4LJ United Kingdom
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Once again, Topping and Company in Ely are delighted to welcome the wonderful Louise Doughty (of Apple Tree Yard fame) to tell us about her new psychological thriller. Platform Seven. 4am. Peterborough Railway Station is deserted. The man crossing the covered walkway on this freezing November morning is confident he’s alone. As he sits on the metal bench at the far end of the platform it is clear his choice is strategic – he’s as far away from the night…

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October 2019

Robin Page on ‘The Decline of an English Village’

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Robin Page’s passion for English tradition set against the invasion of urban crawl has been his life and mission. In this updated version of his 1974 classic he takes a fresh look at the decline of village life, and still has the ability to radiate enthusiasm for preserving this beloved countryside and its wildlife. We are delighted to welcome Robin back to Toppings.

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Jim Al-Khalili in Ely

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lighthouse Centre Ely, United Kingdom + Google Map

From renowned theoretical physicist, broadcaster and author Jim Al-Khalili, comes 'Sunfall', his thrilling debut novel drawing on cutting-edge science and set in a near-future full of dazzling technologies. 2041 and the world as we know it grinds to a halt. Our planet seems to be turning against itself – it would appear that the magnetic field, that protects life on Earth from deadly radiation from space, is failing. Desperate to quell the mass hysteria that would surely follow, world governments…

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Brett Anderson in Ely!

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The trajectory of Suede – hailed in infancy as ‘The Best New Band in Britain’ – is recalled with moving candour by its frontman Brett Anderson, whose vivid memoir swings seamlessly between the tender, witty, turbulent, euphoric and bittersweet. Suede began by treading the familiar jobbing route of London’s emerging new 1990s indie bands – gigs at ULU, the Camden Powerhaus and the Old Trout in Windsor – and the dispiriting experience of playing a set to an audience of…

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November 2019

David Mitchell comes to Ely!

November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

David Mitchell’s bestselling 'Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse', published back in 2014, must really have made people think – because everything’s got worse. We’ve gone from UKIP surge to Brexit shambles, from digging up Richard III to breaking up fatbergs, from Big Society to food banks, from twerking to stabbing. It’s probably socially irresponsible even to try to cheer up. But if you’re up for it all the same, why not dive into 'Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy',…

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