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Polish Crime Fiction Coffee Morning!

Saturday, Jul 13 2019
11:00 - 12:00
Maryla Szymiczkowa (Jacek Dehnel and Piotr Tarczynski)
location: Lighthouse

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Join us for a relaxed Saturday morning discussion with Maryla Szymiczkowa about their newest book, “Mrs Mohr Goes Missing”! We will be providing coffee on arrival!!

“If Wes Anderson wrote feisty, female-led mysteries set in Poland, this is what he might write!

Cracow, 1893. Desperate to relieve her boredom and improve her social standing, Zofia Turbotyńska decides to organise a charity raffle. In a bid to recruit the patronage of elderly aristocratic ladies, she visits Helcel House, a retirement home run by nuns.

But when two of the residents are found dead, Zofia discovers that her real talents lie in solving crimes is solving mysteries.

Inspired by Agatha Christie and filled with period character and zesty charm, series opener Mrs Mohr Goes Missing vividly recreates life in turn-of-the-century Poland, confronting a range of issues from class prejudice to women’s rights, and proves that everyone is capable of finding their passion in life, however unlikely their passion may seem.”


About the authors:

Jacek Dehnel is a writer, poet and translator. He has written several novels, among them Lala (Oneworld, 2018) and Saturn (Dedalus, 2012), and his poetry collection Aperture was published by Zephyr Press in 2018. He writes crime fiction under the pseudonym Maryla Szymiczkowa together with partner Piotr Tarczynski, a translator and historian. They live in Warsaw.


You can also buy your tickets in the shop & save yourself the eventbrite booking fee :P

The bookshop is wheelchair accessible, events are seated and speakers use microphones throughout their events. We have further details about accessibility HERE, or feel free to get in touch, we’re happy to help however we can!

The Bookshop operates a Safe Space Policy which all guests and speakers are asked to respect - you can read it HERE.

As ever we have 15 free tickets available for this event! These are intended to make the evening accessible to those who are unwaged/ on benefits/ might not otherwise be able to attend - If you can afford a £3 ticket please book one as this supports the bookshop and allows us to save free places for those who can’t, thanks!


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