If you’re in London next Thursday (25th February), you might want to come to an event where I’ll be talking about smell, booze and literature with Odette Toilette at Libreria, a new bookshop in East London. She’s young, charismatic and knows a lot about perfume, and I like a drink. Happily there will be plenty to drink courtesy of Brighton Gin.
With gin like that, we’d be mad not to look at Graham Greene and Patrick Hamilton, but our voyage through the senses will also take in detective fiction, modernism and Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. If it smells or gets you drunk, it’s in.
Tickets are £15. Did I mention there’d be booze?
Event is from 7- 8.30pm at Libreria, 65 Hanbury Street London E1 5JP. Click here to book.