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An evening in conversation with Dorothy Koomson

March 5 @ 20:00 22:00

Join us in the shop for an unforgettable evening as we welcome the award-winning, global, bestselling author and the UK’s biggest selling Black female writer of adult fiction, Dorothy Koomson.

Get ready to dive into the world of emotional thrillers and fascinating characters as Dorothy shares her gripping new novel with us, Every Smile You Fake, which is her nineteenth book and will be released on 15th February.

Not everything is as sit looks … ‘Please take care of my baby. But don’t try to find me. You’ll put him in danger.’

Profiler and therapist, Kez Lanyon is shocked when she finds a baby on the backseat of her car one night with an unsigned note asking her to take care of him. Kez has a good idea who the mother is: Brandee, a popular social media star with a troubled back – ground who once lived with Kez’s family. She dropped out of the limelight in recent months and if the online rumours are true, her life is in grave danger. But when did she have a baby? Who is the father?

And where is Brandee? Kez is torn. Should she wait and hope that Brandee turns up safe and well? Or should Kez risk her ownfamily by returning to her dangerous past, where her less than legal contacts could be the only way to help her save this young woman?

Time is running out. Can Kez find Bandee before it’s too late?

Dorothy Koomson is an award-winning, global bestselling author whose novels include the Sunday Times bestsellers The Friend, That Girl from Nowhere, The Ice Cream Girls, The Woman He Loved Before, The Chocolate Run and My Best Friend’s Girl.
Dorothy is passionate about stories and her love of reading inspires everything she does. She started to write because she couldn’t find the type of stories she liked to read – pacy, thought-provoking, gripping reads with a diverse set of complex, multifaceted characters. Her reputation for surprising readers with the unexpected has led to her being crowned the ‘Queen of the Big Reveal’.
Dorothy’s emotional thrillers have connected with readers all over the world; her books are regularly Sunday Times bestsellers, have sold over 2.5 million copies in the UK alone and have been translated into more than 30 languages. Her third book, My Best Friend’s Girl, was selected for the Richard & Judy Summer Reads of 2006, and her novels The Ice Cream Girls and The Rose Petal Beach were both shortlisted for the British Book Awards in2010 and 2013, respectively. A TV adaptation loosely based on
The Ice Cream Girls was first shown on ITV1 in2013, and two of her books have been optioned by Hollywood stars.
Dorothy featured on the 2021 Powerlist as one of the most influential Black people in Britain, appeared in GQ Styleas a Black British trailblazer, and was a judge for the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction. She passionately believes that everyone should have the opportunity to tell their story and regularly mentors aspiring authors, uses her platform to support new writers and demystifies the world of publishing in ‘The Happy Author’ podcast. Her newly launched podcast, ‘The Big Reveal’, is aimed at Book Lovers and Culture Vultures everywhere, and sees Dorothy chatting about new book choices, thoughts on tv shows and podcasts, and where she answers questions in a problem page with a difference.
As an advocate for the importance of literacy, Dorothy is a regular speaker in libraries and supports the work of Little Green Pig, a Brighton and Hove based charity that offers free writing workshops for young people in need.
Dorothy lives in Brighton and the city is an ever-present character in her novels.

Doors open 7pm, event starts 7:30pm

£14.00 – £22.00
95 Town Street
Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX
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