Talks & debates

Gabrielle Kent: Knights and Bikes

Part of London Literature Festival

Gabrielle Kent, author of the Alfie Bloom series, introduces her new mystery novel for ages 8+.

Welcome to the sleepy Cornish island of Penfurzy, where nothing exciting ever happens. Or does it?

We join Demelza and her new best friend in the whole world, Nessa, as they explore the island and uncover the mysteries of the Penfurzy Knights.

With a honking goose sidekick, quirky islanders and a legendary treasure, it's up to Nessa and Demelza to ride their bikes, solve the puzzles before them, and face down danger with frisbees, water-balloons, feathers... and a toilet plunger.

Will the girls be able to lift an ancient and deadly curse that no adult has ever been able to bring an end to?

Gabrielle will be reading from Knights and Bikes and discussing goose sidekicks, pickled heads and boom boxes, as well as some of the ideas and themes behind the book. She'll also be sharing writing tips and answering your burning questions.

Knights and Bikes is published by inclusivity-led Knights Of and is based on a hit computer game of the same name.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


£12 Adult £6 Child
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 8 – 11.