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Abergavenny Food Festival 2016

We are delighted to be acting as booksellers at the Abergavenny Food Festival again this year. Taking place on 17th and 18th September, the festival this year will bring an international flavour to Wales. Chefs visiting this year include Monica Galetti, Cyrus Todiwala, Jose Pizarro, Jane Baxter, Regula Ysewijn, Kimiko Barber, and the GBBO’s Richard Burr and Martha Collison. Wristbands are available from our shops. Full details of the event can be found on the festival website.

An Evening with the Indigo Dreams Poets

Friday 23rd September at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3

Ben Ray, one of our booksellers, will take to the stage with fellow Indigo Dreams poets for an evening of poetry. Ben recently won the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize and his first book of poetry was published on June 30th by Indigo Dreams Press.

The poets joining Ben are Mab Jones, Bethany Pope,  Simon Williams and Ben Banyard. Read more

No Cunning Plan by Tony Robinson Book Signing

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.

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Rick Stein’s Long Weekends by Rick Stein

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.

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The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold by Tim Moore

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. Read more

Hinterland by Chris Mullin

Monday 17th October at 7pm, The Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £5

Chris Mullin – author, journalist and former MP, will talk about his memoirs, Hinterland. All serious politicians are supposed to possess a hinterland, but not all do. Chris Mullin was one who did. By the time he entered parliament he had reported from the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and tracked down the survivors of the CIA operation in Tibet. He was the author of three novels, including the classic A Very British Coup. Read more

A Tale of Trees by Derek Niemann

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

Timekeepers by Simon Garfield

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

What Doesn’t Kill You by Johnny Herbert

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

A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

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