Sweet shop owner David Learner talks acting and his new book at Oliver Cromwell’s House event

David Learner spoke about his life as an actor and his sweetshop in Ely while signing copies of his

David Learner spoke about his life as an actor and his sweetshop in Ely while signing copies of his new book The Curious Sweetshop. - Credit: Archant

Dozens enjoyed ‘An Audience with David Learner’ at Oliver Cromwell’s House last night as the sweet shop owner and actor launched his first book.

David Learner of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe pictured with Matthew Routledge at the talk at Oliver Cr

David Learner of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe pictured with Matthew Routledge at the talk at Oliver Cromwell's House in Ely. - Credit: Archant

David was talking about his life as an actor and his sweetshop, which is now featured in ‘The Curious Sweetshop’, which he signed for some young readers.

The event saw historian Matthew Routledge in conversation with David Learner, aka Marvin the Paranoid Android from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Pickle from Knightmare and Mr Simms.

“Wow, thanks to everyone that came down and made it such a wonderful hour of warmth and wit,” said a spokesman for Oliver Cromwell’s House.

“From his time on the small screen, to his days dishing out Pick ‘n’ Mix to overjoyed customers far and wide, David’s conversation was like chocolate for the ears,”


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“Whether you pop in for a packet of pear drops or a length of liquorice, you’ll always find a wonderful atmosphere at Mr Simms Olde Sweete Shoppe.”

In February there will be a talk from a local historian and former teacher.

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