Gemma Cairney at Waterstones Piccadilly

BIGGEST BOOK SHOW ON EARTH: TEEN EDITION " " " "World Book Day is 20 years old in 2017, and we are celebrating with an extravaganza of a day on Thursday 2nd March 2017. As part of the Biggest Book Show on Earth tour, Waterstones are hosting a special event on the eve of World Book Day, 1st March 2017. " " " "Joining Waterstones will be David Almond and Michael Grant, authors of World Book Day £1 books Island and Dead of Night respectively; presenter and DJ Gemma Cairney whose debut OPEN is released in March; and author, vlogger and musical actress Carrie Hope Fletcher as chair. " " " "The group will discuss their favourite books; where, when and how they read; the books they are currently working on; and give the audience book recommendations. " " " "After the event, there will be an opportunity to redeem the World Book Day £1 tokens, meet the authors, get your books signed – and take selfies of course. " " " "Come join the booky fun!

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    Waterstones Piccadilly

    Waterstones Piccadilly 203 - 206 Piccadilly


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  • Event Start Date

    01/03/2017 5:30 PM

  • Event End Date

    01/03/2017 6:30 PM

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About Gemma Cairney

After a brief go at drama school and a stint working in fashion in her early twenties, Gemma Cairney is now a BBC broadcaster, magpie, and life enthusiast who has won awards for making documentaries on subjects such as young people in violent relationships. She presents The Surgery Show on BBC Radio 1 and co-produced and presented internet entertainment show, The Fox Problem. Gemma has presented shows and one offs for BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 2, 3, 4, 4 Extra, 6Music and BBC World Service. She is also founder of boutique production company - Boom Shakalaka Productions. She likes to write, explore the planet, trek mountains and DJ garage classics. " " " "Her non-fiction titles for teenagers, Open You Heart: Learn to Love Your Life and Love Yourself and Open Your Mind: Your World and Your Future, are must-have practical guides to navigating the ups and downs of life.