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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Tuesday 5th August at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

‘In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland, not gardens, they’re the birdwatchers’ dark grail.’ Read more

All’s Fair in Love and Law by Alan Hammond

Friday 8th August at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

 Alan Hammond will talk about his humorous and touching debut collection of tales, Alls’ Fair in Love and Law, which paints a timeless portrait of life in a rural English town. Welcome to Hockam.

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Antiques Roadshow: World War I in 100 Family Treasures by Paul Atterbury

Thursday 14th August at 7pm, Savoy Theatre, Monmouth 

Ticket £5 (£3 redeemable against the book)

To mark the centenary of the start of World War I, the BBC Antiques Roadshow team filmed a series of specials at the Somme, where the public brought in their family’s war memorabilia and photographs. These ‘antiques’ weren’t financially valuable, or in some cases even very beautiful, but the stories that came attached to these mementoes were priceless. Paul Atterbury, a long-standing expert and firm viewer favourite on  the programme, will share some of these unique and moving stories in an illustrated talk. Read more

Forest Fact and Fantasy by Forest of Dean Writers

Tuesday 9th September at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Monmouth 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Disasters, dragons and dark deeds: Dean Writers bring local history to life.

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Like a Tramp, Like a Pilgrim by Harry Bucknall

Thursday 18th September at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye 

Ticket £3 (Redeemable against the book)

Watching in disbelief as his computer was struck by lightning in 2007, Harry Bucknall had no idea that the subsequent trail of events would lead him to Rome – five years later, on foot.

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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

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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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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