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An Evening with Jessica Andrews

An Evening with Jessica Andrews

Posted on 13th August, 2022
Category: Events, News

We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Jessica Andrews to our bookshop this coming Autumn, for an evening discussion on her novel, Milk Teeth.

About this event

Join us for a discussion and book signing with Jessica Andrews, author of the bestselling novel, Saltwater, and winner of the 2020 Portico Prize.

About Milk Teeth

A girl grows up in the north-east of England amid scarcity, precarity and a toxic culture of bodily shame, certain that she must make herself ever smaller to be loved. Years later, living in tiny rented rooms and working in noisy bars across London and Paris, she fights to create her own life.

She meets someone who cracks her open and offers her a new way to experience the world. But when he invites her to join him in Barcelona, the promise of pleasure and care makes her uneasy. In the shimmering heat of the Mediterranean, she faces the possibility of a different existence, and must choose what to hold on to from her past.

How do we learn to take up space? Why might we deny ourselves good things? Milk Teeth is a story of desire and the body, shame and joy. In vivid and lyrical prose, and with deep compassion, Jessica Andrews examines what it means to allow ourselves to live.

About the author…

Jessica Andrews grew up in Sunderland. She writes for the Guardian, the Independent, BBC Radio 4, Stylist and ELLE magazine, among others. Her debut novel, Saltwater won the Portico Prize in 2020. She co-runs The Grapevine, a magazine which aims to give a platform to under-represented writers and co-presents literary podcast Tender Buttons. She lives in Bristol and teaches Creative Writing at Roehampton University.

About the event…

This event will be taking place at our bookshop. Tickets can be purchased through EventBrite here, and you can either purchase a ticket that will include a signed copy of Jessica’s book, or a £5 ticket to attend the event. All tickets include a glass of fizz on arrival too!

If you have any queries, please do get in touch with us directly. Our telephone number is 01621 854968, or feel free to email