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Like a Tramp, Like a Pilgrim by Harry Bucknall

Thursday 18th September at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Watching in disbelief as his computer was struck by lightning in 2007, Harry Bucknall had no idea that the subsequent trail of events would lead him to Rome – five years later, on foot.

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Tom Percival window decoration and story telling

Friday 26th September from midday, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye

Join author-illustrator Tom Percival, the creator of Herman’s Letter and Bubble Trouble, who will be illustrating our shop window throughout the day. The at 4 o’clock there will be a special storytelling session with Tom.

Here’s a link to Tom’s page at Bloomsbury publishing, where you can find out a little more about him and watch him in action.

More Fool Me by Stephen Fry RFH Live screening

Wednesday 1st October at 7.30pm, Savoy Theatre, Monmouth 

Ticket £12 available from the Savoy Theatre

We will be selling copies of the third volume of Stephen Fry’s memoirs at this special screening of his one man comic show which is being broadcast live from the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival.

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Life Cycles by Julian Sayarer

Tuesday 7th October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

1 bicycle, 169 days, 18,049 miles

Julian Sayarer grew up riding a bicycle and worked as a bike courier in London. When the world record for a circumnavigation by bike was broken – the biker riding in conjunction with banks and big business – Julian set out to take it back. Life Cycles is a tale of excitement and world politics by bicycle, travelling at 12mph, a reminder that the world is out there, and it’s waiting for us.  Read more

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Wednesday 8th October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against book)

Come along and hear Jessie Burton tell the story of her stunning debut novel, The Miniaturist. This is a chance to meet a talented new writer at the start of her career. ‘A fabulously gripping read that will appeal to fans of Girl With a Pearl Earring and The Goldfinch, but Burton is a genuinely new voice with her visceral take on sex, race and class’ Observer Read more

Death at the Clos du Lac by Adrian Magson

Saturday 11th October from 11am, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye

Free event – details to be confirmed

As part of this year’s Books Are My Bag campaign, authors are heading in to book shops across the country in a bid to put an author in every shop. On Saturday 11th October, crime writer Adrian Magson will be in Rossiter Books. Adrian’s latest book is a new Lucas Rocco novel. Read more

Great Railway Journeys of the World by Julian Holland

Thursday 16th October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Julian Holland has always had a fascination with Britain’s railways. He is the writer and photographer of many highly acclaimed and award-winning railway books, and will talk about the stunning railways journeys included in this beautiful coffee-table book.

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Dog Treats by Christopher Matthew

Wednesday 22nd October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Calling all dog-lovers! Join Christopher Matthew, the comic genius behind Now We Are Sixty and The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on His Toe as he shares his new collection of verse celebrating man’s best friend. 

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Great British Sweets by Adele Nozedar

Tuesday 28th October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Adele Nozedar will share sweets made using the scrumptious easy to follow recipes from her latest book, and teach us how to make them at home. Great British Sweets is a gloriously indulgent celebration of our Great British love affair with sweet-making and good old-fashioned confectionery.

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England, Arise by Juliet Barker

Thursday 30th October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Join the acclaimed historian and biographer Juliet Barker for an evening talk about her latest book, England Arise – a fascinating and evocative account of the Peasants’ Revolt.

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Sugar Hall by Tiffany Murray

Thursday 6th November at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Join Tiffany Murray for a spooky reading from her new book, Sugar Hall, a chilling ghost story based on the stories of the slave boy that surround Littledean Hall in the Forest of Dean.

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The Making of Home by Judith Flanders

Wednesday 12th November at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Award winning historical writer Judith Flanders will talk about her latest book, The Making of Home. The idea that ‘home’ is a special place, a separate place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. But ‘home’ is a relatively new idea.

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Taking Command by General Sir David Richards

Monday 17th November at 7pm, Shire Hall, Monmouth 

Ticket £5 (£3 redeemable against the book)

One of Britain’s best known and most respected Generals will talk about his outspoken autobiography. Taking Command is General Sir David Richards account of a career that took him into the highest echelons of military command and politics. Written with candour, and often humour, his story reflects the changing reality of life for the modern soldier over the last forty years and offers unprecedented insight into the readiness of our military to tackle the threats and challenges we face today.

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A Buzz in the Meadow by Dave Goulson

Monday 24th November at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Like his bestselling book A Sting in the Tale, Dave Goulson’s A Buzz in the Meadow is another call to arms for nature lovers everywhere. Dave has that rare ability to persuade you to go out into your garden or local park and get down on your hands and knees and lookRead more

The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell

Thursday 27th November at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Join bestselling author Jen Campbell for an evening of pure bookshop love.

Every bookshop has a story. We’re not talking about rooms that are just full of books. We’re talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops, this-is-the-best-place-I’ve-ever-been-to-bookshops. Read more

An Evening with Monty Don

Friday 28th November at 7.30pm, Blake Theatre, Monmouth 

Ticket £10 – £12 Available from the Blake Theatre

We are delighted to be supporting the Blake Theatre as booksellers at their special evening event with writer and BBC television presenter and the UK’s favourite Gardener Monty Don. Read more

You Are Here by Chris Hadfield

Wednesday 10th December at 7pm, Savoy Theatre, Monmouth 

Ticket £6 (£3 redeemable against the book)

Celebrated astronaut and YouTube sensation Chris Hadfield will give an illustrated talk about his new book, You Are Here, which creates a virtual orbit of Earth, giving us the really big picture: this is our home, from space. The millions of us who followed Hadfield’s news-making Twitter feed from the ISS thought we knew what we were looking at when we first saw his photos. But we may have caught the beauty and missed the full meaning. Read more