Wednesday 24th May at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Dinah Jefferies will be talking about and signing copies of her new novel Before the Rains. She will be in conversation with Julia Gregson, whose latest book is Monsoon Summer. Read more
Tuesday 30th May at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
The much-loved, Sunday Times bestselling author Dave Goulson returns to Ross to with his new book which continues his quest to change the way we think about bees…Bee Quest is an utterly charming book that will inspire you to think about the ways in which we are all responsible for the future of our world. Through his scientific expertise and passion for conservation, Goulson shows us nature’s resilience against the odds, and that beauty hides in the most surprising places. Read more
Thursday 1st June at 7pm, Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £5
Alison Weir recounts one of the most sensational episodes in English history, revealing a courageous, determined woman on a headlong course to tragedy. Be prepared for your perceptions to be challenged. Read more
Tuesday 6th June at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Monmouth – Ticket £3
Matt Johnson will talk his Inspector Robert Finlay series. There are two books so far, Wicked Game and Deadly Game. Click here for an introduction to the series.
Matt served as a soldier and Metropolitan Police officer for twenty-five years. Blown off his feet at the London Baltic Exchange bombing in 1992, and one of the first police officers on the scene of the 1982 Regent’s Park bombing, Matt was also at the Libyan People’s Bureau shooting in 1984 where he escorted his mortally wounded friend and colleague, Yvonne Fletcher, to hospital. Hidden wounds took their toll. In 1999, Matt was discharged from the police with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. While undergoing treatment, he was encouraged by his counsellor to write about his career and his experience of murders, shootings and terrorism. One evening, Matt sat at his computer and started to weave these notes into a work of fiction that he described as having a tremendously cathartic effect on his own condition. Read more
Friday 9th June at 7pm, Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £5
Mark Billingham and Mark Hill will talk about their thrillers. (Please note this is a change to the original plan as Christopher Brookmyre is no longer able to attend) Read more
Tuesday 13th June at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Linescapes – Remapping and Reconnecting Britain’s Fragmented Wildlife
It is rare to find a landscape untouched by our lines – the hedges, walls, ditches and dykes built to enclose and separate; and the green lanes, roads, canals, railways and power lines, designed to connect. This vast network of lines has transformed our landscape. In Linescapes, Hugh Warwick unravels the far-reaching ecological consequences of the lines we have drawn: as our lives and our land were being fenced in and threaded together, so wildlife habitats have been cut into ever smaller, and increasingly unviable, fragments.
Wednesday 26th July at 7pm, Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £5
We are delighted to welcome one of the most celebrated contemporary writers, Matt Haig, who will talk about his new novel How to Stop Time. Matt is the author of The Humans, Reasons to Stay Alive and The Radleys, as well as children’s books and screenplays. Read more
Tuesday 22nd August at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Round the world cyclist Julian Sayarer returns to Ross to talk about his latest book, the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2016, Interstate – Hitch Hiking Through the State of a Nation.
Recruited to work on a documentary project, Julian went to New York convinced he had hit big time at last. Finding the project cancelled, he wandered the city streets and, with nowhere else to go, decided to set out hitchhiking for San Francisco. Read more