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Sep

Testaments Launch - Handmaid's Breakfast

Praise be! We’re thrilled to testify that we will be holding a special, early opening to mark the launch of Margaret Atwood’s new novel, 'The Testaments'.

Waterstones, Leeds

Tuesday 10th September, 2019 @ 8:00 am

  • Book Launch
  • Other

Free

About the Event

Set 15 years after The Handmaid's Tale, The Testaments finally reveals, for the very first time, Margaret Atwood's vision of Gilead's future.

Join us from 8am for a Handmaid's breakfast and collect your copy of the book.

At 5pm, we will be hosting a special book club to celebrate and discuss The Handmaid's Tale followed by an October book club on 9th October to discuss The Testaments!

Venue Information

Waterstones
93-97 Albion Street
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Leeds
LS1 5AP
United Kingdom
Phone: 0113 244 4588

About the Book

The Testaments
The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Publication date:10 Sep 2019

ISBN:9781784742324

3.93 out of 5
24 reviews
"for my money, the single most exciting publishing event of the year"
The Bookseller
"Where the first book traded so pithily and memorably in obfuscation, despair and darkness, the sequel sees the lamps slowly lit... There is no doubt that Atwood is on top form here. But still it feels as if something crucial is missing"
The Observer
"Atwood’s sheer assurance as a storyteller makes for a fast, immersive narrative that’s as propulsive as it is melodramatic"
The New York Times
"Aunt Lydia’s story is a highlight of the long-awaited Handmaid’s Tale sequel"
Irish Times
"Atwood’s task in returning to the world of her best-known work was a big one, but the result is a success that more than justifies her Booker prize shortlisting"
The Guardian
"The long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale is more gruesome yet strangely less scary"
Evening Standard
"It’s fun to read. It’s beautifully written. But it feels less honest than The Handmaid’s Tale did"
Vox
"The Testaments contains much wit and brilliance, but its final shaping reduces it to something restorative but strangely bland"
The Daily Telegraph
"The Testaments is fun to read in a way that The Handmaid’s Tale is not, fun in the same way that the TV series, for all its grim lighting and performances, is crowd-pleasing."
Slate
"the novel eventually delivers powerful drama that strips away the gray of moral relativism and lets its heroes shine through"
A.V. Club

PREORDER THE SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID'S TALEThe third season of the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES is now airing on Channel 4 starring Elisabeth Moss And so I step up, into the darkness within; The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.' Margaret Atwood'THE LITERARY EVENT OF THE YEAR' Guardian