It has been an exciting few weeks for Fox, Finch & Tepper. In case you’ve somehow missed the memo, this autumn we’ve added two more fantastic novels to our portfolio: the hilarious off-beat New York novel “Tepper Isn’t Going Out” by Calvin Trillin and the whimsical narrative of a boy’s childhood in rural Germany “The Story of Mr Sommer” by Patrick Süskind and with illustrations from Sempé.
We simply can’t let these lovely books and their genius authors into the big world of bookshops and book-lovers without having a bit of a shindig to celebrate. Somehow, one event didn’t seem enough, so we’re having two. Here’s what we’ve got planned. Tickets are still available:
Tepper Isn’t Going Out and a Cultural History of Parking
with virtual guest CALVIN TRILLIN
Wednesday 18th November
7pm at Mr B’s
Join us as we immerse you in the world of “Tepper Isn’t Going Out” through our completely unapologetic, geeky tour of our fourth publication and the cultural history of parking! We’ll sup prosecco, chat transatlantically with Calvin Trillin about all things Tepper and then show you some of the great moments in parking that we’ve uncovered from our entirely inexhaustive trawl of car park and curbside antics in music, tv and film. You’ll even have a chance to test out your own parking skills with cars raided from the toy baskets of our children (no prosecco for the designated drivers!) and tell us about your own favourite parking stories.
Tickets are £5 and include New York nibbles, prosecco and 15% off all books on the night.
The Story of Mr Sommer & Mr Süskind & Mr Sempé
Wednesday 25th November
7pm at Mr B’s
Join us and be transported to Germany with our boy narrator, his crush Carolina Kückelmann, his terrifying piano teacher Miss Funkel and the ever-elusive Mr Sommer. We’ll also be exploring some of Mr Süskind’s other writing – from his bestselling novel “Perfume” to his short play “Double Bass” – as well as the artwork of the wonderful Mr Sempé. There will also be a tour of hilarious Süskind moments and Sempé artwork by the Mr B’s team and a crash course piano lesson with Ben from our Bookshop Band. Finally we’ll ask you to share tales of your most-feared schoolteachers and tell you about ours.
Tickets are £5 and include German Christmassy biscuits, prosecco and 15% off all books on the night.