Monday 25th July at 7pm, Phoenix Theatre, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £6
We are thrilled to announce the return of Jessie Burton, bestselling author of The Miniaturist. Jessie will talk about her second novel, The Muse – a captivating and brilliantly realized story of two young women a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London, and a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain and the powerful mystery that ties them together.
A picture hides a thousand words…
Watch the video trailer here.
Tuesday 26th July at 7pm, Shire Hall, Monmouth *please note the new venue
Katherine Webb and Julia Gregson share the stage to talk about their new novels. The bestselling author of the Richard and Judy Book Club summer read, East of the Sun, Julia returns with a compelling love story set in India – Monsoon Summer. Katherine’s latest is The English Girl – secrets, feuds, passion and turmoil in 1950s Arabia. Read more
Friday 23rd September at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Ben Ray, one of our booksellers, will take to the stage with some friends for an evening of poetry.
Ben recently won the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize and his first book of poetry will be published on June 30th by Indigo Dreams Press.
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
Monday 17th October at 7pm, The Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £5
Chris Mullin – author, journalist and former MP, will talk about his memoirs, Hinterland. 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