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I just want to make this blog post to thank everyone for such a magical time launching the paperback of Mrs Death Misses Death. As I write this we are a top ten bestseller and displayed in the iconic windows of the flagship branch of Foyles on Charing Cross Road in Central London. We also have signed copies in Waterstones and lots of beautiful indie book stores across London and the UK.
Support bookshops and go local and seek out a signed copy now.
The beautiful blue paperback books are here and even more gorgeous in real life. For the next few months I will be out and about touring bookshops to sign books and meet book sellers and book lovers. I have some amazing online festivals and poetry shows, hybrid shows and live shows, radio and podcasts and a myriad of other projects lined up .... I am looking forward to seeing some friendly faces and being back on the road and going to festivals later in the summer. Please scroll down for some highlights, news clippings and amazing photos of the launch of the Mrs Death Misses Death paperback January 2022!
Oh what a time! Thank you! sgxx
MRS DEATH MISSES DEATH
paperback launches and excitement could not be higher!
Foyles Charing Cross
Are celebrating publication day with a massive Mrs Death Misses Death window! They’ve also chosen it as their paperback pick for their February Book subscription service
PARTY! We raised a glass and had a beautiful book launch party gig in the pub the Forest Tavern, the very same pub where Wolf lives in the attic and where so much of the book Mrs Death Misses Death is set. It was a dream come true! Truly an amazing moment to read the chapters of Wolf in the pub as the book lives and breathes. Thank you for making me cry with your beautiful speeches from OWN IT! Jason and Crystal and my editor Hannah. Thank you also to our surprise guest Repeat Beat Poet for your powerful poetry and support too. Thank you to every one who could make it and was there in person and thanks also to everyone who was there in spirit! Thanks to Cat and the staff at the wonderful Forest Tavern pub and all those shots! Thank you so much to everyone, family and friends and poets and writers and artists, the amazing team at Canongate, Newham Bookshop and OWN IT! Thank you!
Here's some glorious and raucous party photos by Clancy Gebler-Davis. Thank you Clancy! Love these!
some dates for your 2022 diary
live & online & hybrid events
festivals & parties
bookshops & libraries
podcasts & radio
20 Jan – Paperback launch day
25 Jan - FANE online
27 Jan – Printed Matter Bookshop, St Mary's, Hastings
31 Jan – How To Academy with Yrsa Daley Ward
25-27 March – Laugharne Festival, Wales
4 March - Tubthumping, Leeds
6 March - Nutopia, Coventry Cathedral
23 March - Hastings Library
30 March - Wanstead Library
31 March –Boozy Book Club
29 April – Byline Festival, London
14 June – Crossing The Tees Festival
8-10 July - Also Festival
13 Aug – Big Little Festival
NEW episodes, coming soon...
Dead Darlings Podcast
Tom Brosseau, The Great American Folk Show
Across the Pond Podcast
Critics Choice Podcast
Little Atoms Podcast
BBC R4 Podcast Radio Hour
Feminist Book Club Paris
You're Gonna Die Podcast
Queer Death Stories
This intoxicating, life-affirming, fire-starter of a novel published in paperback in the UK on 20 January 2022 with a brand new look and a stunning lapis-blue design and soft-touch cover. We publish MDMD in USA and Canada on February 1st 2022.
‘Dead funny . . . a beguiling book and one which is almost too easy to devour. Godden’s background as a poet shines through as she crafts the lyrical verse for Mrs Death to evoke an ancient aura befitting the sage, mysterious figure . . . Godden strikes the perfect balance between humour and effective insights into grief, trauma, living, and dying . . . an irresistible novel which speaks equally to the act of living as it does to the inevitability of dying’
‘A fascinating use of true crime and shines a light on social injustices’
‘A genre-defying debut’
‘Unusual and thought-provoking’
‘A book with characters that are . . . poetic, beautiful, unusual and sometimes very funny’
‘An original, exuberant novel . . . truly one of a kind – don’t miss it’
The Bookseller – Editor’s Choice
‘So different, so powerful, so fabulous that I’m experiencing reading elation after finishing it . . . this is a recognisable yet totally unique take on death. . . . My feelings span from humour to heartbreak, from darkness to light, and all the while the story flows with strength and beauty . . . Celebrating life and opening up questions on how we view death, Mrs Death Misses Death is a wake-up call of a book that I will be recommending far and wide’
‘A moving reflection on loss and the future of humanity’
‘Mrs Death Misses Death is remarkable in terms of both writing style and content. Godden writes with a light touch that makes each chapter easy to devour. Written with such skill, and melding of poetry and prose, it is highly doubtful if a review will ever come close to capturing the beauty of the text or the sharp, wicked humour’