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Posted 09 December 2015 - 01:26 PM

Join David Aaronovitch and Jo McMillan to discuss an upbringing on the fringes of political life.

David Aaronovitch, a well-known journalist and commentator, has written a memoir that stands out from the crowd. Tracing the decline of the communist tradition in Britain, Party Animals is a deeply personal account of what it’s like to grow up in a family on the far-left.

Jo McMillan’s debut novel Motherland, published in hardback last year, is also the story of a childhood in struggle.motherland.jpg?w=117&h=180In this case the struggle is that of thirteen-year-old Jessica, whose mother Eleanor is unerring in her attempts to radicalise the sleepy midlands town of Tamworth. Unfortunately for Jessica, those attempts are mostly met with indifference and hostility. But a visit to the Democratic Republic of Germany beckons… This is a thoughtful and entertaining debut.

This event takes place at The Bedford in Balham on Thursday 11th February.

Tickets are £6, which is fully redeemable against a purchase of either Party Animals orMotherland.

They can be booked online: www.dulwichbooks.co.uk, via email at hello@dulwichbooks.co.uk, on the phone at 020 8670 1920, or by coming and seeing us at the shop.

7pm Doors Open
7.30pm Introduction by Dulwich Books
8.15pm Q & A
9pm book signing
9.30pm event ends

Please note that this event is taking place at The Bedford in Balham. Getting to Balham is easy, click here for more information: http://www.thebedfor...dus-ByTube.aspx