Manny and the Baby Bath Book Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of a brilliant new book, Manny and the Baby, with a special evening of music and conversation. Author Varaidzo talks to Marisa Bate about the novel’s settings of modern day Bath and 1930s London; the central role that jazz plays throughout the story and the themes of family relationships, enduring love and what it means to be Black and British, now and in the past. 

They will be joined on stage by the fabulous Orphy Robinson, award winning British jazz multi-instrumentalist playing music, inspired by the book, to evoke the spirit of a 1930s jazz club. 

For tickets and more information, visit the event website here.

Manny and the Baby

Stylist Best New Fiction of 2024

A Bookseller‘One to Watch’

Manny and the Baby stood out for me from the first few lines. The beautifully balanced prose, the wonderful story, and sumptuous detail are constructed with poetic precision and held my attention right until the very end.’ Jacqueline Crooks, author of Fire Rush

‘An incredibly special writer, thoughtful and energetic, occasionally savage, wise beyond her years, with an eye and an ear for syntax that is masterful ... Varaidzo is the future, and Manny and the Baby is a book for the ages.’ Nikesh Shukla

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