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Winter Soiree 2023
7th December
Red Lion Books



Our bookshop parties are the perfect party because we are all home in bed, with a good book by 8pm and this is our Silly Season version

The party starts at 6pm and will be hosted by guest authors. Between them they will run the infamous tombola, chat with you informally (about their new books) and hand out the goody bags.

Your ticket includes shopping discount on the night, tombola prize and a goody bag.  There will be a complementary welcome drink on arrival

We encourage you to wear a silly jumper


Gareth Rubin 

Gareth Rubin writes about social affairs, travel and the arts for British newspapers. In 2013 he directed a documentary about therapeutic art at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London (‘Bedlam’). His books include The Great Cat Massacre, which details how the course of British history has been changed by people making mistakes; Liberation Square, a thriller set in Soviet-occupied London; and The Winter Agent, a thriller set in Paris in 1944. He read English Literature at the University of St Andrews and trained at East 15 Acting School.


Dr Matt Lodder

Dr Matt Lodder is a researcher, curator, writer and broadcaster. He works as Senior Lecturer in Art History and Director of American Studies at the University of Essex. Matt has been researching and publishing on tattoo history since 2005, and has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has been interviewed about tattoo history for TV, radio and print media around the world, and given invited lectures across the UK, in Europe, North America and Japan. His most recent exhibition, British Tattoo Art Revealed, began at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth during 2017, and then toured to museums around the UK through to 2020. His first book ‘Painted People’, for HarperCollins, was published in 2022. He is also the co-host of the tattoo history podcast ‘Beneath the Skin’.

Becky Hunter

Becky Hunter lived and worked in London for several years before moving to Mozambique to
volunteer with horses and try her hand at writing. A few years, a few destinations, and a few
jobs later she had the idea that would become One Moment. Alongside writing, she now works
as a freelance editor and publicist, splitting her time between Bristol and London, and
constantly trying to plan the next adventure.

Holly Miller

Since university Holly has worked as a marketer, editor and copywriter. She currently lives in
Norfolk with her partner and their dog.