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


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

93-97 Albion Street
United Kingdom
Phone: 0113 244 4588

About the Book

The Testaments
The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Publication date:10 Sep 2019


4.08 out of 5
23 reviews
"for my money, the single most exciting publishing event of the year"
The Bookseller
"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
"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
"It’s fun to read. It’s beautifully written. But it feels less honest than The Handmaid’s Tale did"
"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."
"Atwood has given us a blockbuster of propulsive, almost breathless narrative, stacked with twists and turns worthy of a Gothic novel"
The Daily Telegraph
"as a reading experience it’s also surprisingly fun, with its plucky young heroines and juicy (if predictable) plot twists"
The Independent
"This sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale is a rattling yarn even though it does not live up to the original"
The Times
"Atwood’s prose is as powerful as ever, tense and spare. She invests certain phrases with ironic fury"
BBC Online

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