Join us at Kenilworth Bookshop to find out how you can work best with your local bookseller. SoA's Anna Ganley talks to Tamsin Rosewell of Kenilworth Books in Warwickshire to find out some crucial dos and don'ts.
Send your questions in advance to AGanley@societyofauthors.org. A chance to get together with local SoA members and put your questions to an experienced bookseller over drinks and nibbles.
Tamsin Rosewell has worked at Kenilworth Books for eleven years, working mainly on children’s books, history and all areas of non-fiction. She also organises many of their events (adults and children’s), chairs festival and event panels, and leads their social media and online presence. She is an historian by background, joining the team at English Heritage after 12 years working in Parliament as a researcher and for the British Government on Whitehall as a Civil Servant.
She is also a broadcaster, moving from presenting the folk show for Radio Warwickshire to making documentaries for Arts Broadcaster Resonance FM, for which she wrote and presented ‘The Poet and the Prophet’, a three-part series about the work of William Blake, and a documentary series called ‘Apocalypse – The Idea of The End’, which explores the history of our ideas about an end of all times. Tamsin Rosewell also lectures freelance on the History of Ghost-lore, The History of Perfume, and on The History of Chocolate.
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