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More Fool Me by Stephen Fry RFH Live screening

Wednesday 1st October at 7.30pm, Savoy Theatre, Monmouth 

Ticket £12 available from the Savoy Theatre

We will be selling copies of the third volume of Stephen Fry’s memoirs at this special screening of his one man comic show which is being broadcast live from the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival.

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Life Cycles by Julian Sayarer

Tuesday 7th October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

1 bicycle, 169 days, 18,049 miles

Julian Sayarer grew up riding a bicycle and worked as a bike courier in London. When the world record for a circumnavigation by bike was broken – the biker riding in conjunction with banks and big business – Julian set out to take it back. Life Cycles is a tale of excitement and world politics by bicycle, travelling at 12mph, a reminder that the world is out there, and it’s waiting for us.  Read more

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Wednesday 8th October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against book)

Come along and hear Jessie Burton tell the story of her stunning debut novel, The Miniaturist. This is a chance to meet a talented new writer at the start of her career. ‘A fabulously gripping read that will appeal to fans of Girl With a Pearl Earring and The Goldfinch, but Burton is a genuinely new voice with her visceral take on sex, race and class’ Observer Read more

Death at the Clos du Lac by Adrian Magson

Saturday 11th October from 11am, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye

Free event – details to be confirmed

As part of this year’s Books Are My Bag campaign, authors are heading in to book shops across the country in a bid to put an author in every shop. On Saturday 11th October, crime writer Adrian Magson will be in Rossiter Books. Adrian’s latest book is a new Lucas Rocco novel. Read more

Great Railway Journeys of the World by Julian Holland

Thursday 16th October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Julian Holland has always had a fascination with Britain’s railways. He is the writer and photographer of many highly acclaimed and award-winning railway books, and will talk about the stunning railways journeys included in this beautiful coffee-table book.

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Dog Treats by Christopher Matthew

Wednesday 22nd October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Calling all dog-lovers! Join Christopher Matthew, the comic genius behind Now We Are Sixty and The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on His Toe as he shares his new collection of verse celebrating man’s best friend. 

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The Frood by Jem Roberts

Friday 24th October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Join Jem Roberts for an evening about Douglas Adams and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. 
As a wise ape once observed, space is big – vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly so. However, if you look too closely at space, it becomes nothing but lumps of rock and sundry gases. Sometimes it’s necessary to take a step back, and let a few billion years go by, before any of the true wonder and scope of the cosmos becomes apparent.  Read more

Great British Sweets by Adele Nozedar

Tuesday 28th October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Adele Nozedar will share sweets made using the scrumptious easy to follow recipes from her latest book, and teach us how to make them at home. Great British Sweets is a gloriously indulgent celebration of our Great British love affair with sweet-making and good old-fashioned confectionery.

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England, Arise by Juliet Barker

Thursday 30th October at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Join the acclaimed historian and biographer Juliet Barker for an evening talk about her latest book, England Arise – a fascinating and evocative account of the Peasants’ Revolt.

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Night After Night by Phil Rickman

Saturday 1st November at 2pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Free Event

Phil Rickman will be signing copies of his latest book, Night After Night and chatting to fans.

Leo Defford doesn’t believe in ghosts. But, as the head of an independent production company, he does believe in high-impact TV. Read more

The Finding by Alan Keef

Monday 3rd November at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Jennifer Suffram is the daughter of an old established but slightly down at heel Cotswold farming family. She feels stifled by her fiancé, the patronising Richard, the hum drum plod of her life and decides on a once in lifetime trip to East Africa in an effort to ‘find herself’. Rather than finding herself she finds David, a handsome young man with a mysterious past.

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Sugar Hall by Tiffany Murray

Thursday 6th November at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Join Tiffany Murray for a spooky reading from her new book, Sugar Hall, a chilling ghost story based on the stories of the slave boy that surround Littledean Hall in the Forest of Dean.

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The Making of Home by Judith Flanders

Wednesday 12th November at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Award winning historical writer Judith Flanders will talk about her latest book, The Making of Home. The idea that ‘home’ is a special place, a separate place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. But ‘home’ is a relatively new idea.

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Taking Command by General Sir David Richards

Monday 17th November at 7pm, Shire Hall, Monmouth 

Ticket £5 (£3 redeemable against the book)

One of Britain’s best known and most respected Generals will talk about his outspoken autobiography. Taking Command is General Sir David Richards account of a career that took him into the highest echelons of military command and politics. Written with candour, and often humour, his story reflects the changing reality of life for the modern soldier over the last forty years and offers unprecedented insight into the readiness of our military to tackle the threats and challenges we face today.

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The Head of Gonzo Davies by Eddie Butler

Thursday 20th November at 7pm, Shire Hall, Monmouth 

Ticket £5 (£3 redeemable against the book)


We are delighted to welcome back Eddie Butler, who will talk about his debut novel, The Head of Gonzo Davies, a story for all those who love (and all those who hate) rugby. Read more

A Buzz in the Meadow by Dave Goulson

Monday 24th November at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Like his bestselling book A Sting in the Tale, Dave Goulson’s A Buzz in the Meadow is another call to arms for nature lovers everywhere. Dave has that rare ability to persuade you to go out into your garden or local park and get down on your hands and knees and lookRead more

The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell

Thursday 27th November at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Join bestselling author Jen Campbell for an evening of pure bookshop love.

Every bookshop has a story. We’re not talking about rooms that are just full of books. We’re talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops, this-is-the-best-place-I’ve-ever-been-to-bookshops. Read more

An Evening with Monty Don

Friday 28th November at 7.30pm, Blake Theatre, Monmouth 

Ticket £10 – £12 Available from the Blake Theatre

We are delighted to be supporting the Blake Theatre as booksellers at their special evening event with writer and BBC television presenter and the UK’s favourite Gardener Monty Don. Read more

You Are Here by Chris Hadfield

Wednesday 10th December at 7pm, Savoy Theatre, Monmouth 

Ticket £6 (£3 redeemable against the book)

Celebrated astronaut and YouTube sensation Chris Hadfield will give an illustrated talk about his new book, You Are Here, which creates a virtual orbit of Earth, giving us the really big picture: this is our home, from space. The millions of us who followed Hadfield’s news-making Twitter feed from the ISS thought we knew what we were looking at when we first saw his photos. But we may have caught the beauty and missed the full meaning. Read more