Sophie Grigson Online Event – Book and Ticket


Tuesday 7 September, 7.30pm

This ticket includes a copy of A Curious Absence of Chickens (RRP £20, due to be published 8 July).

Attendees will be emailed the Zoom password and access link no later than the morning of the event. We will contact you separately when your copy of the book is ready for collection or dispatch (soon after publication date).

There is also a Ticket Only option.

Coming Soon – Ready for despatch or collection on or close to publication day

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Join us for this special event with the cookery writer Sophie Grigson – livestreamed from her home in Puglia.
‘Puglia is a region I wanted to get to know intimately, to understand culture, life, history and geography, reflecting through the prism of the food that’s put on the tables of locals and tourists, too. I’m reminded of my 20-year old self, scribbling in notebooks as I first travelled through Italy’s south, only this time I’m back to stay.’
After her children grew up and left home, Sophie Grigson found herself living alone. About to turn 60, she took the decision to sell or give away most of her belongings, to pack up her car and to drive to Puglia on her own to start a new life. In a part of Italy where she didn’t know anyone, having last visited the region 40 years ago, this narrative book of food writing, stories and recipes brings to life the region, its food and the local characters that she meets along the way.
This is a book about courage, hope, new horizons and, above all, delicious food.
This is an event in partnership with two other independent bookshops: Chorleywood Bookshop and Village Books in Dulwich