July is either a mouth-watering prospect of fun and games or, if you live in London, an impending, imperfect storm of traffic, tourists and delays on the tube.
This month, Books for Breakfast is embracing both sides of the Olympic coin, as it were; looking outwards to the holiday sun with Costa award-winning, best-selling novelist Sadie Jones and inwards, towards the track-star in all of us, with “performance specialist” Rasmus Ankersen.
Sadie will be joined by the erudite, witty woman of stage and page, Viv Groskop, at High Road House W4 on Friday 20th July. They’ll be talking about Sadie’s second novel The Uninvited Guests and discussing the best books to pack in your travel bag or take away on your Kindle/Kobo/iPad this summer.
Meanwhile, back in Soho, I’ll be meeting Danish dynamo Rasmus Ankersen, who has travelled the planet to find out why certain countries produce winners in sports such as tennis, running, golf and football.
If you have any interest in making the most of talent, you’ll enjoy his book; The Gold Mine Effect, Crack the Secrets of High Performance, which despite having a cheesy title, contains very edible nuggets of experience and wisdom from the world’s best coached and athletes.
You can apply for places at both events by emailing email@example.com.
Everyone attending gets a nice breakfast and a signed copy of the book.