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An evening with Ben Aaronovitch: Ten Years of ‘Rivers of London’

September 29 at 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Ben Aaronovitch’s Sunday Times #1 bestselling Rivers of London series features the adventures of Detective Constable Peter Grant, as he polices the magical underbelly of the streets of London. First published in 2011, the series includes Rivers of London, Moon Over Soho, Whispers Under Ground, Broken Homes, Foxglove Summer, The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping, False Value, as well as three novellas – The Furthest Station, The October Man, and What Abigail Did That Summer, published in March 2021. The series has been published in fourteen languages with sales in excess of two million copies. The Rivers of London series has branched out to a range of graphic novels published by Titan Comics, plus a role-playing game forthcoming from Chaosium. 

Ben will be talking about all his books as well as signing copies of a very special tenth anniversary edition of Rivers of London which will be available to purchase on the night. The anniversary edition is perfect for longstanding fans and newcomers alike and was published this August, the month of the tenth anniversary of the paperback edition of Rivers of London. A range of Ben’s titles will be available to purchase at the event, supplied by Newham Bookshop.

Ben Aaronovitch said: ‘My expectations for Rivers of London were modest making its surprise success all the more gratifying when it came. I’m amazed both that we are already at the tenth anniversary and that so many readers have gone out of their way to tell me how much they enjoy the books. I’m extremely grateful to John Berlyne my agent, and to all the people at Orion, Gollancz and my foreign publishers past and present for their hard work and support that made this series so successful. Not to mention the brilliant work by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith in reading the audio books. I should also mention the enthusiastic support I’ve had from booksellers and librarians across the country and beyond. But I am most grateful for all the thousands of readers who shelled out their own hard-earned cash to buy the books – the most important people of all.’

We hope you’ll join us for this opportunity to probe into the mind of a wonderfully creative author.