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Rebecca Watson – I Will Crash

WithRebecca Watson

At: The Portobello Bookshop

On:25th July 2024, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Rebecca Watson – I Will Crash at The Portobello Bookshop

We're thrilled to welcome Rebecca Watson to the bookshop to discuss her latest novel, I Will Crash. From the author of the acclaimed little scratch comes a powerful novel about how we love, how we grieve and how we forgive and we're really looking forward to hearing more about it.

This event will take place in the bookshop with an in-person audience. There will be a signing after the event.

Vouchers can be redeemed on the night of the event against a single copy of I Will Crash – we will have a list of attendees with vouchers to be redeemed. Please note that only one voucher can be redeemed per book.

Please note that I Will Crash is published on 4th July. If you have signed up for a Book & In-Person option and would like to receive your copy ahead of the event on Thursday 25th July, please get in touch via our contact form and we'll be happy to help.

About I Will Crash:

It was a peace offering, I knew that

you don't appear on someone's doorstep uninvited,
saying Alright

unless you want to make amends

It's been six years since Rosa last saw her brother. Six years since they last spoke. Six years since they last fought. Six years since she gave up on the idea of having a brother.

She's spent that time carefully not thinking about him. Not remembering their childhood. Not mentioning those stories, even to the people she loves.

Now the distance she had so carefully put between them has collapsed. Can she find a way to make peace - to forgive, to be forgiven - when the past she's worked so hard to contain threatens to spill over into the present?

From the acclaimed author of little scratch, this is a moving, powerfully honest novel about how we love, how we grieve and how we forgive.

Please note: Tickets for our events are non-refundable. Professional photography and videography may take place during this event. Thank you for your understanding.


Rebecca Watson Author

Rebecca Watson is the author of little scratch. which was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize. She is one of the Observer's ten best debut novelists of 2021. Her work has been published in the TLS, the Guardian, Granta and elsewhere. Watson's novel was adapted for the stage, with acclaimed runs at Hampstead Theatre and New Diorama. In 2022, she presented a documentary for Radio 4 - where her short stories have also aired. She works part-time as assistant arts editor at the Financial Times and lives in London.

The venue

The Portobello Bookshop

46 Portobello High Street
EH15 1DA

Telephone: 0131 629 6756


Wheelchair Access

We have a ramp at the front of the shop which has a ratio of 1:10 and loading capacity of 300kg, and so should be able to be used by most wheelchair users or those with mobility vehicles. The front doors are fully automated. Our shop interior is designed to allow access throughout for wheelchair users and prams, though please note there is only 700mm wide clearance to access the staff toilet.


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