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A to Z of you and me: James Hannah in conversation with Nadia Kingsley


James Hannah in conversation, Rowley’s House in the centre of Shrewsbury 3:30 – 5pm Sunday 27th November 2016

To buy tickets (£8, or if under 21 £5), or for information about the other events at this first Festival of Literature in Shrewsbury  go here




I have read The A to Z of You and Me twice now – and loved every page, each time! I gasp at, not only how good a story it is, but at the way he has told the story.

James has written an extraordinary book, and I am so looking forward to asking him all about it, and hearing some excerpts.

We are also lucky enough to have Robert Brooker, author of Heretic in The Henhouse starting the event off with a reading too.

And I’m sure we will have a chance to open the questions up to the floor.

It would be a pleasure to see you there! Nadia x




Ivo has all kinds of everyday joy in his life – he’s young, he’s in love, he has friends who promise to stand by him if life ever goes wrong.Then one day, life does go wrong. He makes a mistake, and it’s big and unforgivable. Now time is running out and his life is falling apart. But he’s going to put it together again. His own way.

This is a story about how far love must stretch to gather a life in pieces. And how strong friendship never dies.

‘Genuinely one of the best books I’ve ever read’ LISA JEWELL

‘Spare, poignant and with a quirky charm all of its own, it reminds us how kind people can be.’ RACHEL JOYCE

‘Absolutely bloody heartrending. Hannah’s eccentric style is never mawkish and often wonderfully funny’ – THE TIMES

‘Hannah writes with emotional acuity. Warm, wry, thoughtful and devastating in places, this is a life-enhancing missive from death’s door’ – THE SUNDAY TIMES

A striking literary debut of love and mortality perfect for fans of quirky, heart-wrenching fiction like Nathan Filer, David Nicholls and Rachel Joyce.



Rowley’s House was built for Roger Rowley, a wool merchant.


It is believed to be the earliest brick building in Shrewsbury.

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