Friday 7th October at 12.30- 1.30pm, Rossiter Books, Monmouth Free Event
Time Team, Blackadder, Maid Marian and her Merry Men…Over the last few decades Tony Robinson has emerged as Britain’s foremost face of popular history, the creator of a worldwide comedy icon, and an award winning writer of children’s books and television. Meet Sir Tony when he visits our Monmouth shop to sign copies of his autobiography. To enter the queue to meet Tony and get a book signed, the book must be purchased at the shop on the day, (or show us a valid, recent Rossiter Books receipt). Read more
Saturday 8th October at 3.30 – 5pm, Rossiter Books, Monmouth – Free Event
We are thrilled to be welcoming Commander Chris Hadfield back to Monmouth. Chris will be signing copies of his books including his newly published debut children’s book, The Darkest Dark. Come along to meet a truly inspiring man. To enter the queue to meet Chris and get a book signed, the book must be purchased at the shop on the day, (or show us a valid, recent Rossiter Books receipt). Read more
Monday 10th October at 7pm, The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth – Ticket £10
(nb. at this event we will redeem £5 of your ticket price against the book on the night)
Rick Stein will talk about his new book Rick Stein’s Long Weekends.
Cadiz, Palermo, Copenhagen and more… Rick Stein goes in search of good food in fabulous locations, and all of them just a quick hop, skip and a jump from the UK. “Rick Stein’s Long Weekends” will accompany the second half of the BBC One series, airing in Autumn 2016.
Thursday 13th October at 7pm, The Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £5
Join Tim Moore for an entertaining talk about over ambitious cycling! Tim tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike.
Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off from the northernmost Norwegian-Russian border at the Arctic winter’s brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively sub-zero desolation of snowbound Finland. Here’s a video taster. Read more
Monday 17th October at 7pm, The Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £5
Chris Mullin – author, journalist and former MP, will talk about his memoirs, Hinterland, an account of his life in journalism and politics. Before election to parliament he was a journalist reporting from the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. He tracked down the survivors of the CIA operation in Tibet. He is the author of three widely acclaimed volumes of diaries and the novel ‘A very British Coup’. His investigation into the Birmingham pub bombings has been described as ‘one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative reporter’. Read more
Tuesday 18th October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Derek Niemann will talk about his new book, A Tale of Trees.
Britain loves its woods. When the Government proposed selling off public forests, more than half a million people signed a petition in a matter of weeks to declare their opposition. We go dewy-eyed at the thought of bluebells. We adore our mighty oaks, wild cherries and limes. There is mystique and reverence for woods that have existed since Domesday and before.
So how was it possible that, only a generation ago, we managed to destroy half of our ancient woodland? Read more
Thursday 20th October* at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
*please note new date
Timekeepers is a vivid exploration of the ways we have perceived, contained and saved time over the last 250 years, narrated in the highly inventive and entertaining style that bestselling author Simon Garfield is fast making his own. As managing time becomes the greatest challenge we face in our lives, this multi-layered history helps us tackle it in a sparkling new light. Simon will give an illustrated talk about the book. Read more
Tuesday 1st November at 7pm, Chase Hotel, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £8
Motor racing superstar Johnny Herbert will talk about his life and career. Johnny Herbert was one of the most brilliant natural talents to emerge in motor racing, but for all his bravery and prowess, he’s lucky to be alive. Read more
Wednesday 16th November at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Bill Laws will give an illustrated talk about this fascinating piece of local history.
Herefordshire in 1913 was an old fashioned shire under the benevolent rule of the Church and the gentry. Its bishop was opposed to war and his successor was opposed to women’s suffrage. Many of its farmers refused to plough on a Sunday: many more regarded women as being incapable of farm work. By 1919 the shire was in mourning for over 4,000 men. It had employed over 4,000 women on munitions and another 2,500 on farms. It had put to the plough more rich, milk meadows than any other county in England or Wales. And it had deprived more children of a proper education than any other English county. Herefordshire’s Home Front in the First World War is the story of what happened in those intervening years during the conflict they called the Great War. Read more
Thursday 22nd November at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
The landscape of the Wye valley is part of our national story. Join Richard Hayman for an evening about our river. Many aspects of the river’s history have been forgotten; in his book and this illustrated talk Richard makes an effort to recover and value them. Read more
Thursday 20th April at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
A Boy Made of Blocks is a tear-jerking, hilarious and most of all true-to-life novel about the power of difference and one very special little boy.
For all he loves his family, Alex has always struggled to connect with his eight-year-old autistic son Sam, and the strain has pushed his marriage with Jody to breaking point. Read more