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Devilskein and Dearlove

We are delighted to be teaming up with Brentwood Theatre, for a rather special event in the New Year and we’d like to tell you all about it.


Alex Smith has been nominated for the prestigious Carnegie award for her debut YA novel, ‘Devilskein and Dearlove’. We have been approached by Alex’s editor, asking if we’d like to put on an event. We had a think and came up with a great idea.

Alex lives in South Africa, so it’s a bit of a commute! However, Alex’s editor is very clever and has hired actors to deliver a ‘performance reading’ of extracts from the book. In addition, Alex will answer questions sent to her (@Devilskein or email and then create a video response for the audience. Cherry (the aforementioned editor) will take part in a live Q & A session about writing and all that comes with it.

This event is open to the public, as well as secondary schools (Year 8+). Tickets can be booked on the Brentwood Theatre page:

Signed copies of the book will be on sale at £8 (RRP £10.99) – please order and pay for these in advance, to ensure availability.

Wednesday 21st January, 13:30-15:00

Brentwood Theatre, Shenfield Road

Booking Office 01277 200305 or book online


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