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24 November 2021
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
All ages welcome
Book Launch: NAIL ON THE HEAD by PAUL COOKSON
Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square M2 5PD
Free entry / Ages 16+
Author reading, Q&A and book signing
“In these strange times, every day should have a Paul Cookson moment – keep him by your bedside for emergencies.” Simon Mayo
Written daily throughout the UK’s restrictions to combat coronavirus, Nail on the Head takes us from the anniversary of the first lockdown, through the easing of regulations, and up to our grand reopening on so-called ‘Freedom Day’.
Humorous, compassionate, and with a principled, political edge (and more than a passing interest in the European Football Championships, as you’d expect from the National Football Museum’s poet-in-residence), this is Paul’s concluding documentation of a nation’s resolve and wellbeing.
Illustrated by Chris Riddell OBE (Children’s Laureate / Observer)
Korky Paul (Winnie the Witch / Sir Scallywag)
Martin Chatterton (Winter of the White Bear / Bluenoses)
“These trying times need poets to help us find a compass.” Michael Rosen
“A succinct, modern take on Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year. Brilliant.” Paul Ross
“A book that future historians will want to read; it will tell them what it was like to live in turbulent times through a poet’s eye.” Ian McMillan
Published by Flapjack Press: www.flapjackpress.co.uk
Shortlisted Best Northern Publisher, Northern Soul Awards
Shortlisted Most Innovative Publisher, Saboteur Awards
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