To mark the publication of The Vote: How It Was Won and How It Was Undermined by Paul Foot, Bookmarks and Penguin are holding an evening of discussion with Tony Benn, Lindsey German and Michael Rosen in the Council Chamber, TUC Congress House, Gt Russell Street, London WC1, Tue 1 Mar, 7.30 for 8pm (Tickets £2.50 from Bookmarks). Order The Vote now from Bookmarks at the special reduced price of £20 (normally £25). Add £3 postage and packing.
Poet and broadcaster, Michael Rosen, will also be in the bookshop to talk about and read from his two latest books, which are published this month. In the Colonie (£7.99), is the third in his series of autobiographical poetry. In this new collection of prose poems he describes his upbringing in a left wing Jewish family, always feeling an outsider among friends and contemporaries.
Michael’s children’s books, stories, poetry and non fiction are some of Bookmarks’ most popular. His new book for a younger audience finds a novel way to look at history. You're Thinking About Tomatoes (£4.99), is the sequel to You’re Thinking About Doughnuts. Protagonist and hero Frank once again finds himself in a different era when a school field trip leads to adventures in the colonial past. He is soon on a quest to discover the identity of a black servant girl trapped in a living picture. In the process he confronts issues of slavery, colonialism and multiculturalism.
Michael Rosen will be at Bookmarks, Thu 10 Mar at 6.30pm. Entrance is free.
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