The European Schoolbooks marketing team present or take part in a variety of exhibitions and presentations throughout the year related to the languages and literatures of Europe, especially but not only French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.
We are always pleased to consider suggestions for new events. Just email us at suggest an event
To view past events please click here.
Grieshuus: The Chronicle of a Family & Bicentenary celebration of Stormís birth
22nd November 2017 - The European Bookshop - 19:00 - 20:30
An event to mark the launch of Grieshuus: The Chronicle of a Family, translated by Denis Jackson and published by Angel Classics, and to celebrate the bicentenary of Theodor Storm's birth.
Dr Barbara Lester of University College London will give a talk on Storm's significance for English speakers, followed by drinks and conversation.
This is the event re-scheduled from 26th October. We hope to see you there!
Theodor Storm is one of the most deeply affecting of German writers. Although his name is familiar to some for his most celebrated work, Der Schimmelreiter (The Dykemaster), his other work of comparable stature has remained unknown to the wider English-speaking public for want of adequate translations.
Dr Lester makes clear what the English reader of classic European literature has been missing in the novellas of this master storyteller whose tales of small-town burgher life in the North Sea coastal region of northern Germany attain the status of tragedy.
She draws attention to Denis Jacksonís series of pioneering new English translations of Stormís major novellas. His sixth and latest selection consists of the single historical novella Grieshuus: The Chronicle of a Family, published this month, a narrative tour de force spanning several generations during the devastating Northern Wars between Sweden and Denmark and allied European powers.
Copies of Grieshuus and Denis Jackson's other five Storm translations will be available to buy at the event at a discount of 20% off the published prices.
RSVP email@example.com / tel. 020-7734-5259
German Christmas Market
9th December 2017 - German YMCA Bayswater - 1pm - 5pm
We will be there with books for all ages!
Read our latest blog, Can we improve language learning in Britain?