Diary

West End Lane Books, London NW5 on April 2, 2019

Patrick makes his first visit to North London’s bijou indie, West End Lane Books for the first of his paperback events for Take Nothing With You at 7.30. Tickets are free but you need to book promptly as space is strictly limited. You can do this by e …

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival on April 4, 2019

Patrick will be returning to his alma mater for his first visit to this glorious festival. He’s delighted to be being interviewed about Take Nothing With You by Sophie Ratcliffe, who reviewed it so brilliantly (see reviews) and is the author of the mar …

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St Just Library on April 4, 2019

To celebrate St Just Library, his local,  being, finally, pretty much saved for the community (whisper it) Patrick is launching the paperback of Take Nothing With You there. Book sales by a fellow supporter of the library, Edge of the World Books. 7pm …

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Ludlow Song Weekend on April 6, 2019

Patrick is doing two events as part of this fantastic weekend of words and music. The first is a talk and reading at the Sitting Room of the Blue Boar Pub with sales by The Castle Bookshop. Full details here. You can book a place for this by calling St …

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Saturday Review on April 13, 2019

Patrick will be one of the guest reviewers on BBC Radio 4’s arts magazine, Saturday Review presented by Tom Sutcliffe. Full details to follow. 7.15

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Roseland Festival on April 27, 2019

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You at 2.30 at the Rising Sun in St Mawes. Tickets will be available from here from March 23.

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Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival on May 2, 2019

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You at 7.15 at the Stratford Play House (formerly the Arthouse). The event will be greatly enhanced by cello playing from Matthew Forbes. Full details here. Booking here Matthew Forbes

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Guernsey Literary Festival on May 4, 2019

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You/ on his first visit to this lively island festival. Festival Hub 11.30. Full details are here. Tickets £6 (£4)

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Chipping Campden Literature Festival on May 11, 2019

Patrick will be making a welcome return to this great festival to talk with chair, Charlie Bennett and distinguished cellist, Julian Lloyd Webber, about the crucial role of music in education. Then, after the interval, Patrick will talk to the audience …

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Fowey Festival on May 12, 2019

Patrick will be back at this beautiful waterside festival to talk about Take Nothing With You with his friend, the writer, Cathy Rentzenbrink. This is likely to be a very lively event and kicks off at 8 pm. Full details will be posted soon on the festi …

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Bath Festival 1 on May 18, 2019

In the first of two events at the Bath Festival, you can catch Patrick interviewing his friend Damian Barr about Damian’s astonishing debut novel, You Will Be Safe Here. You can find out more about Damian’s book on his website by clicking here. You can …

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Bath Festival 2 on May 19, 2019

In his second event at the Bath Festival, Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You and his pal, Nina Stibbe will be talking about her latest, Reasons to be Cheerful. There will be laughter. Patrick may even persuade Nina to say some rude wor …

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Salisbury International Arts Festival on May 30, 2019

Patrick is delighted to be returning to Salisbury to talk about Take Nothing With You, and more delighted yet that he’ll be in conversation with his old friend, composer and festival patron, Jonathan Dove. Salisbury Arts Centre. 6pm. Tickets £13. Full …

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Derby Book Festival 1 on June 1, 2019

The first of Patrick’s events for this year’s Derby Book festival is a reunion, in Derby Cathedral, with his old friends The Bookshop Band in a gig where both he and Melissa Harrison will be reading from their latest novels. 8-9.30 pm. Full details and …

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Derby Book Festival 2 on June 2, 2019

The second of Patrick’s events for Derby Book Festival will feature him and his old friend, novelist Marina Lewycka reading their contributions to the latest volume of Refugee Tales. This project is a brilliant initiative of the Gatwick Detainees Group …

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Crediton Community Bookshop on June 20, 2019

To mark Independent Booksellers’ Week, Patrick revisits this inspirational shop, of which he’s a patron, to talk about Take Nothing With You.  The event is at 7 for 7.30 and tickets are £5. You’ll need to book ASAP as space is limited. Call Dee or her …

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Port Eliot Festival on July 25, 2019

Patrick will be returning to the Port Eliot Festival to talk about Take Nothing With You. The festival dates this year are July 25 -28. Full details of Patrick’s event will be posted as and when we have them but you can find out all and book your ticke …

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