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August 2020

Roger Morgan-Grenville Live Stream Event

18 August @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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£15

Join us for an uplifting live stream event with Roger Morgan-Grenville, as he talks about his book Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey. ‘A light-hearted account of midlife, a yearning for adventure, the plight of bees, the quest for “liquid gold” and, above all, friendship.’ Sunday Telegraph After a chance meeting in the pub, Roger Morgan-Grenville and his friend Duncan decide to take up beekeeping. Their enthusiasm matched only by their ignorance, they are pitched into an arcane…

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Knife Edge with Simon Mayo

20 August @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£15

From one of our best-loved radio presenters comes a race-against-time thriller, chillingly resonant with today's headlines. Join us for this exciting live stream event, where Simon will be talking about his new novel Knife Edge, a pacey modern day thriller with a social political edge. Simon Mayo is a writer and broadcaster. He is the presenter of the podcast Simon Mayo’s Books of the Year, a daily host on Scala Radio and co-presenter of Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review for…

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The Roasting Tin Around the World with Rukmini Iyer

25 August @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£5

The Roasting Tin Around the World The Roasting Tin series by bestselling cookery writer Rukmini Iyer is probably the most useful set of books you can have in your kitchen. Fans and new readers alike will be thrilled with her latest, The Roasting Tin Around the World which includes dishes from all corners of the globe with 75 brand new recipes. Rukmini’s Iyer’s vision for The Roasting Tin series is: ‘minimum effort, maximum flavour’. This modern fourth book really delivers…

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Writing Wizards with Kimberly Pauley

27 August @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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£30

Our Children's Creative Writing Workshop is back, and this time we've gone digital! Join children's author Kimberly Pauley for a magical romp, suitable for budding writers aged 8-12 years. Ticket includes: A signed copy of Kimberley's new book 'The Accidental Wizard' (RRP £6.99) Access to the live stream creative writing workshop £5 voucher to spend in either bookshop A special wizarding keyring.  

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Shadow State with Luke Harding

27 August @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£20

Murder, mayhem and Russia's remaking of the west Award winning journalist and author Luke Harding joins us for a live stream event, where he'll be talking about his latest title 'Shadow State'. No terrorist group has deployed a nerve agent in a civilian area or used a radioactive mini-bomb in London. The Kremlin has done both. Shadow State is a gripping investigative account of how Russia's spies helped elect Donald Trump, backed Brexit, murdered enemies and threatened the very basis of western…

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September 2020

Hugo Vickers – Cecil Beaton: The Authorised Biography

1 September @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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£20

We're delighted to welcome back Hugo Vickers for a live stream event where he'll be talking about his authorised autobiography of Cecil Beaton, one of Britain's greatest cultural icons. The paperback re-release is in conjunction with a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery this year titled Bright Young Things. Beaton was known, not just as a photographer capturing some of the most celebrated portraits of the 20th century, but also as a designer of the iconic sets and costumes…

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Us Three with Ruth Jones

8 September @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£20

Spoil yourself with a glass of something cold and a virtual evening with glorious Ruth Jones. In US THREE, as in NEVER GREENER, Ruth brings to novel-writing all of the heart, warmth and empathy that made her name as the co-creator of Gavin and Stacey. Her books are unputdownable, relatable and feature characters you feel you’ve known a lifetime. Ticket includes a signed copy of 'Us Three' and access to the live stream.

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The Darkest Evening with Ann Cleeves

15 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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£20

2020 marks 21 years of writing the enduringly popular Vera Stanhope series, now also in its tenth year as a major TV series for ITV.  Join us for a live stream event, where Ann will be discussing her new book The Darkest Evening with 'Vera' scriptwriting Martha Hillier. Tickets include a signed copy of The Darkest Evening and access to the live stream.

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The Wild Silence with Raynor Winn

17 September @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£20

We welcome back Raynor Winn for this live stream event, where she'll be talking about her new book, The Wild Silence - the follow-up to the uplifting, Sunday Times, internationally bestselling, Wainwright prize shortlisted, and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path. In the previous book, Raynor and Moth go out to find the sea, the windswept and wild coastline, to find a way through homelessness, to find themselves again. Now, in The Wild Silence, they come back to what should be…

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An afternoon with Helen Cullen

22 September @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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£20

Pop the kettle on and join us for a live stream event with Helen Cullen, where she'll be talking about her poignant new book 'The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually'. Tickets include a signed copy of 'The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually' and access to the live stream.

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