Matt Cain book launch

Last on: Tuesday 25th May 2021
Doors: 7pm

Tickets: £5

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For safety and comfort, as a condition of entry, all bags and coats must be placed in the cloakroom at all times.

Matt Cain book launch

Hosted by James Barr

Join Matt Cain, LGBTQ+ commentator and author of books including The Madonna of Bolton, for a very special event at Royal Vauxhall Tavern in celebration of his new novel The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle. 

Matt will be in conversation with James Barr, comedian, Radio DJ, TV presenter and one half of A Gay and Non-Gay podcast, discussing The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle (in which a very special scene is set in Royal Vauxhall Tavern…) and MUCH more. 

About The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle:

It’s never too late to start your life’s big adventure . . .

Albert Entwistle was a postman. It was one of the few things everyone knew about him. And it was one of the few things he was comfortable with people knowing.

64-year-old Albert Entwistle has been a postie in a quiet town in Northern England for all his life, living alone since the death of his mam 18 years ago. He keeps himself to himself. He always has. But he’s just learned he’ll be forced to retire at his next birthday. With no friends and nothing to look forward to, the lonely future he faces terrifies him. He realises it’s finally time to be honest about who he is. He must learn to ask for what he wants. And he must find the courage to look for George, the man that, many years ago, he lost – but has never forgotten . . .

‘Wonderful. Written with such a good heart, filled with joy and strength and optimism . . . inventive and fun but most importantly, true.’ RUSSELL T. DAVIES

‘I loved it! Really heart-warming and joyful, but also so poignant. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.’ LORRAINE KELLY

‘A rollicking love story.’ IAN McKELLEN

‘Albert is such an endearing character – flawed, funny and awkward, but completely relatable. A wonderfully warm story that completely drew me in.’ RUTH HOGAN

Copies of The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle will be available to buy on the night from Gays the Word bookshop and you can get them signed by Matt. Or you can pre-order the book in advance here:

Limited single tickets are now available for this event, in line with Government guidelines you may be asked to share a table up to a maximum of six people.

Tickets are just £5 each. The RVT will be following all Covid restrictions including table service and you will need to wear a mask when not seated.

Doors at 7pm, event at 8pm