Wednesday 9th September 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Jackie Morris will return in September to talk about her latest book, the remarkable story of Ffion Rees and the peregrine falcon she rescued from the sea off the coast of west Wales. Jackie will be joined by Ffion, and together they will give an illustrated talk about Queen of the Sky which tells of the risks, triumphs and above all the trust which developed between woman and bird, and which formed the basis of the falcon’s path to back to health and back to the freedom of the wild. Read more
Friday 11th September 7.30pm, Blake Theatre, Monmouth – Ticket £6
In rugby, there are the Flash Harrys and the Glory Boys: the fly-halves who run, kick and dazzle; the scrum-halves who nip and dart; the wingers who step and glide. These are the players who get the crowd on their feet, who set stadiums abuzz. But they only get to do these things because other, less glorified figures do all of the donkey work. Adam Jones is one such figure. And for a decade he was one of the world’s best. Hear his story and buy a signed copy of his autobiography, Bomb, at this exciting event. Read more
Wednesday 16th September at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Jack Thurston, best-selling author of Lost Lanes and presenter of the Bike Show, takes you on a free-wheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of wild Wales and the border counties of England. Travelling at a leisurely pace, he explores the countryside, taking in enchanted woodlands valleys, wild seashores, shimmering mountain lakes and ancient ways. Read more
Thursday 24th September 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Sarah Winman will talk about her second novel, A Year of Marvellous Ways – a glorious, life-affirming story about the magic in everyday life and the pull of the sea, the healing powers of storytelling and sloe gin, love and death and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels. Read more
Saturday 26th September 7.30pm, Blake Theatre – Ticket £12 – £14
(no discount on the book at this event)
We are delighted to be supporting the Blake Theatre as booksellers at David Starkey’s talk about the Magna Carta. In his new book, published to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, the UK’s leading constitutional historian, known for his forthright views explores the Magna Carta and its influence on Britain today.
Informative, entertaining and controversial, Magna Carta: The True Story Behind the Charter challenges centuries of myth-making to demonstrate how important it is we understand the true significance of that day beside the Thames, eight hundred years ago.
Saturday 3rd October 7pm, Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £5
The Man Booker-winning author, Pat Barker, will talk about the powerful, assured and challenging conclusion to her acclaimed Life Class trilogy.
Tuesday 13th October 7pm, Monmouth Rugby Club – Ticket £5
Entertaining us again with the further adventures of Gonzo Davies, Eddie Butler will talk about and read from the sequel to his bestselling debut novel The Head of Gonzo Davies. Taking in the rugby worlds of New Zealand, Dubai and Paris, Gonzo Davies Caught in Possession is a thriller where camaraderie and brutality are constant companions. Read more
Wednesday 28th October 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Heather Hurley has worked closely with members of the HEAS History Project team, gathering together and writing a comprehensive history of the Society in a book which also tells of the evolving nature of agriculture, social changes, the shifting fortunes of local markets, and accounts of the men and women from the local farming community. Read more
Saturday 31st October at 7.30pm, Chase Hotel, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £6
We are thrilled announce double Olympic gold medallist and multiple world champion Geraint Thomas will visit us to talk about his book The World of Cycling According to G – a warts and all insight into the life of a pro cyclist. Read more
Tuesday 3rd November 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Robert Penn, patron of the Small Woods Association and Media Associate at the Sylva Foundation, will talk about his new book The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees. Rob cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it; after all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history.
Wednesday 11th November at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Local author John Kinross will talk about his new fully illustrated book, revealing the fascinating history behind the castles of our local area which is characterised by rural beauty and agricultural charm, and is home to some extraordinary relics. From the majestic Goodrich Castle, which boasts one of the most intact sets of medieval domestic buildings surviving today, to the gorgeous red sandstone fort at Shrewsbury, protected by the River Severn, each site tells a different tale.