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March Events at Topping & Company

Topping & Company Booksellers
The Paragon
March Events at Topping & Company


Sam Guglani and Jo Cannon in Bath

Tuesday 13th March

VenueThe Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS

Doors open 7.45pm

Start time 8pm


Joanna Cannon and Sam Guglani discuss how their work as doctors has inspired their fiction. Guglani is a consultant oncologist and director of Medicine Unboxed.  His debut novel Histories is a hypnotic portrait of hospital life, over one week. In the corridors and consulting rooms, by the bedside, through the open curtain, we witness charged encounters within the emotional and physical world of medicine. Cannon is a psychiatrist and author of the bestselling debut, The Trouble With Goats and Sheep.  Her new novel, Three Things About Elsie is a powerful exploration of old age, memory and friendship. It is witty, poignant and acutely observed.


An Evening with Brett Anderson of Suede in Bath

Thursday 15th March

Venue Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH

Doors open 7.45pm

Start time 8pm


Brett Anderson came from a world impossibly distant from rock star success, and in Coal Black Mornings he traces the journey that took him from a childhood as ‘a snotty, sniffy, slightly maudlin sort of boy raised on Salad Cream and milky tea and cheap meat’ to becoming founder and lead singer of Suede.

Brett grew up in Hayward’s Heath on the grubby fringes of the Home Counties with two eccentric parents. As a teenager he would clash with his eccentric taxi-driving father (who would parade around their council house dressed as Lawrence of Arabia, air-conducting his favourite composers), and he adored his beautiful, artistic mother. He brilliantly evokes the seventies, the suffocating discomfort of a very English kind of poverty and the burning need for escape that it breeds. In Coal Black Mornings, he chronicles the shabby romance of creativity as he travelled the tube in search of inspiration, fuelled by Marmite and nicotine, and Suede’s rise from rehearsals in bedrooms, squats and pubs. And he also catalogues the intense relationships that make and break bands as well as the devastating loss of his mother.

Coal Black Mornings is profoundly moving, funny and intense – a book which stands alongside the most emotionally truthful of personal stories.


Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen’s Richard Buckley in Bath

Thursday 29th March

VenueThe Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS

Doors open7.30pm

Start time8pm


Award-winning chef Richard Buckley and owner of one of Bath’s real gems and hot destination for vegetarians,  Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen joins us to cook and talk about his new book Plants Taste Better. This beautiful book will guide and inspire you to make even the most knobbly and overlooked of ingredients shine. Current plant based cookbooks rarely address finer cuisine the way traditional cookbooks present preparing meats. With his focus exclusively on vegetable cookery, Richard is well-placed to provide you with the traditional and modern techniques to advance your skills in the kitchen. Delicious, thoughtful recipes and stunning images will persuade even the most carnivorous that plants can, and should, be at the centre of our plates.


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