Quartet Books and Charles Glass Books will be celebrating the publication of Low Life by Jeremy Clarke at Notting Hill Bookshop on Thursday 4th February at 6.30pm. Come meet the author, get your book signed, and hear a few words from Jeremy himself.
Taking over from the late Jeffrey Bernard, Jeremy Clarke has been the ‘Low Life’ columnist for the London Spectator – the oldest weekly magazine in the English-speaking world – since 2001. He was diagnosed with cancer in April 2013. ‘A week after I was told, believing that I didn’t have long to live, I went to Butlins. If the two Butlins columns collected here have a peculiar or elegiac tone, that’s why.’
Indeed, the columns in this selection were all written post-diagnosis.
‘Nearly two years later, to the disappointment of my friends, I’m still here. Reaching down inside my trousers to feel my testicles as I write, they are roughly the size of garden peas. The hormone treatment has caused them to wither on the vine. Otherwise I’m cheerful. In fact, I’ve never been happier. True story.’
6.30pm to 8pm
The Notting Hill Bookshop, 13 Blenheim Crescent, W11 2EE
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