The Book Nook, Hove
Date: Friday 7th October at 4pm
MEANWHILE BACK ON EARTH by OLIVER JEFFERS
Meet bestselling author and illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, as he signs copies of his companion book to Here We Are and What We’ll Build.
Ticket Price: £16.99 includes a hardback copy of Meanwhile Back on Earth to be signed at the event. All of Oliver’s other books will also be available to purchase on the day.
Parents accompanying their children do not require a ticket.
Meanwhile Back on Earth is a story that explores the universe, bringing us on a journey through time as a father takes his two squabbling children into space, inviting them to take a look back at Earth and the conflicts that have taken place since the beginning of time. The father hopes this will show his children that what binds us together matters more than what might set us apart – a message that will resonate with all ages.
The book was inspired by a breath-taking new art installation, Our Place in Space, which launched in the UK in April 2022. A collaboration between Oliver Jeffers, astrophysicist Professor Stephen Smartt, the Nerve Centre and creative partners, has led to the commissioning of the installation – an epic scale model of the solar system. This immense 10km sculpture trail will be installed for the public to explore in Northern Ireland and Cambridge and is part of the ‘Unboxed’ programme funded by the UK government, which is designed to celebrate innovation and creativity across the UK. A hugely ambitious and bold concept for a book, the story is told with Oliver’s trademark wit, lightness of touch and unique take on life. Meanwhile Back on Earth will sit alongside Oliver’s multi-million copy bestsellers, Here We Are (2017) and What We’ll Build (2020).
It publishes in hardback on 4th October.
Terms and conditions:
You will be required to show your ticket on the day of the event, to gain entry, and as proof of purchase. Please keep your ticket in a safe place.
Oliver will be signing books and you will have the opportunity to get a photo taken with him.
If you have further questions, please contact: The Book Nook via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 911988
[Photograph of Oliver Jeffers by Caroline Tompkins]