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BookShuk Launch 13th July in Pinner


I’m Merrill and I’m launching BookShuk so that you can buy your Jewish books from me, locally, in Pinner.

Anything that you want, whether or not you can see it on the site, I can find for you, so that you can come and collect it yourself.

If you need ideas, perhaps for a special present, give me a call: 077 189 128 55

Please send me your requirements by email to:

BookShuk replaces “On Your Doorstep” run by Sandra Breger for many years.

(except for lulavim on Sukkot, which Sandra will continue to supply).


Buy a signed copy of Paul’s first novel In the Matter of Isabel.

WHEN? Thursday 13TH July at 7.30 pm

WHERE? Costa Coffee, Marsh Road, Pinner

WHAT TO EXPECT? Meet Paul and buy a signed copy.

Paul will explain how he wrote the book in Pinner’s Costa. He will also introduce you to his children’s soon-to-be published novel: Losing Arthur.

Enjoy your free cup of Costa coffee

HOW? Get your entry ticket from

About Paul Mendelson, author of In the Matter of Isabel

The acclaimed screenwriter known for his work on television and radio.

His comedy series include the long-running, BAFTA-nominated BBC series May to December, much of it televised here in Pinner, as well as nineties' hit So Haunt Me and the hugely popular My Hero (51 episodes). All have been shown in over 70 countries around the world.

He wrote the acclaimed Losing It, a film for ITV produced by Clerkenwell Films and starring Martin Clunes, which was nominated for the Televisual Best Writing Award and has been broadcast worldwide.

Paul wrote the Radio 4 plays I am I said, Fireworks at the Villa Lucia and A Meeting In Seville. Recent radio dramas have included six adaptations of Joyce Porter’s crime novels about the appalling Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover and the highly-acclaimed CS Forester dramatisations, CS Forester’s London Noir. Paul created the cult series Neighbors From Hell, broadcast in the US.

Having graduated from Cambridge with a double-first in Law, Paul ran the family department of a City law firm (badly), before leaving law to become an advertising copywriter and creative director. He worked in several top ten London agencies here and in the US, wrote hundreds of commercials and won most major UK and international awards. After puberty hit he quit advertising to become a full-time scriptwriter.

In the Matter of Isabel


(inspired by a real case that Paul handled as a young lawyer... come and hear more)

Rick, a wannabe corporate whiz-kid from Hackney, is transfixed when the exotic Isabel Velazco walks into his Edgware Road law office. She desperately needs his help to get her son Sebastian back. Three years ago, following a divorce from Sebastian’s father, Isabel took her son back to Argentina – with his dad’s consent. But when Sebastian visited his dad for Christmas, he never returned. Now, five long months later, she has raised the money to try and get him back. Cocky Rick believes he holds all the cards as he takes on Isabel’s case. But who exactly is playing whom? Is the ‘helpless’ Isabel all that she seems?

Review by David Lister in The Independent:

“Paul A. Mendelson manages to write a comic novel that effortlessly mixes broad farce and beautifully drawn cameos with twists, tension and a touching love story. A wonderfully funny debut novel from an accomplished TV scriptwriter.”

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