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We created Bookstock as a platform for local authors to introduce their works to avid readers.

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The Line up for Bookstock 7

The following writers appeared at the last Bookstock on 26 Jan 2013.

Compère: Dave Chawner

Dave Chawner

Dave is no stranger to fiction as a panelist on Loaded TV's Lad's Lit ("The UK's only TV show for blokes that love books.") He is a regular on TV and radio, and has appeared on Food Inspectors, Universally Challenged and Zone One Radio. He will tour later this year and has appeared at The Brighton Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe and pubs, clubs and theatres up and down the UK.

**** Three Weeks, "Brilliant" Metro, "Great", BBC

Keith Kahn-Harris

Keith Kahn-Harris

Keith is a writer tracking down those who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of excellence while almost no one else is looking. He is writing a book about unsung heroes, in unsung communities, doing incredible things, including the best waterskiier in Luxembourg and the most popular heavy metal band in Botswana. Watch Keith introduce his book

Get Keith's book delivered upon completion for £10.

Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

Ben is "the Jamie Oliver of Shakespeare" (ta, BBC Radio 5 Live!) and an actor and writer of Shakespeare on Toast, a book that aims to smash the myth that The Bard is inaccessible and elitist. In a book told in five acts, Ben reveals the man and his plays as modern, thrilling, uplifting drama. Watch Ben introduce his book.

Ben will be signing copies of Shakespeare on Toast for £6.

Ruby Soames

Ruby Soames

Ruby Soames lives in the South of France. Her novel Seven Days to Tell You won the People's Book Prize and is about a marriage that is seemingly perfect — until one morning the husband goes out, and doesn't return home. Three years later the wife wakes to find her husband lying next to her, asking for seven days to to tell his story. Watch Ruby introduce her novel.

Ruby will be signing copies of Seven Days to Tell You for £8.

T.D. Griggs

Tim Griggs

We very warmly welcome back ace Aussie author and Bookstock favourite T.D. Griggs. Tim's million-selling mystery thriller Redemption Blues is re-available on Kindle, and his sweeping, epic love story set against the backdrop of the Raj, Distant Thunder, is out now in Paperback.

Tim will be signing Distant Thunder & The Warning Bell for £6.

Andrew Byrne

Andrew Byrne

Muswell Hill-based author who is trying his hand at words rather than numbers having spent over 20 years working in the City. His first novel, Some Place South of Perfect, is set in London in 2010 about a disparate group of people whose lives rub up against each other for reasons right and wrong. Despite the author’s background, it tells us nothing about interest rate swaps or exchange-traded derivatives but a lot about human foibles. Read Andrew's introduction.

Andrew will be signing copies of Some Place South of Perfect for £8.

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