Monday 2nd February Rossiter Books Ross-on-Wye
Former independent bookseller, Brooke Davis is travelling to the UK to promote her debut novel, Lost and Found. Her tour will bring her to our Ross shop where she will chat with customers, spend a few hours bookselling with us and sign copies of her book. Lost and Found effortlessly blends sparkling humour with deep emotion. It is the perfect mix of great storytelling, wonderfully imaginative writing, truly memorable characters and page-turning brilliance. Read more
Thursday 5th February at 7pm, Bistro Prego, Monmouth
Ticket £28 per person
Join legendary whisky and spirit experts Joel and Neil for a fun-filled spirit tasting at Bistro Prego. Tickets will include spirit tastings and a 3 course meal, as well as £3 off the book. Please contact Prego on 01600 712600 to reserve a table.
Today’s world of spirits is experiencing an explosive increase in craft distillers and pioneers of new distillates. It’s about men and women tearing up rule book and creating new spirits with extraordinary personality and passion. Neil & Joel are former music industry A&R men who decided to turn their hands to the world of whisky. In 2008 they set up their award-winning website caskstrength.net and their new book Distilled uncovers the best spirits the world has to offer.
Spirit by spirit Joel and Neil will explain what you need to know to appreciate a spirit and offer their picks to ‘Drink Before You Expire’ – the world’s best examples of their type.
Wednesday 11th February at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
A tsunami on a space station. An explosion with no trace of the bomber. Sebastian knows evidence doesn’t magically disappear, yet when he and disabled ex-marine Aryx travel the galaxy to find the cause, there seems to be no other explanation. Can he unravel the mystery before his family, home, and an entire race succumbs to an ancient foe? Meet local author Dean Saunders-Stowe and hear about his first science fiction novel, Synthesis Weave.
Wednesday 18th February at 2pm, Ross Library
Ticket available from Ross Library Development Group
We are delighted to be supporting this Ross Library Development Group event. Local author Francis Suttill will talk about the rise and fall of his father’s resistance network in WW2 France.
Thursday 26th February at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
Author Ben Aaronovitch will talk about his bestselling Rivers of London series including the fifth book, Foxglove Summer, which is set in Herefordshire. These are the adventures of Peter Grant, Police Constable, apprentice wizard and all round nice guy, as he tries to maintain law and order amongst the more ‘special’ members of London’s population. Read more
Tuesday 3rd March at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Monmouth
Join local poet, teacher and 2014 Costa Poetry Award winner, Jonathan Edwards for a reading and talk about his poetry collection My Family and Other Superheroes, described by the Costa Poetry Book Award Judges as “Joyful and dynamic – a collection that’ll make you laugh and make you think”. Read more
Wednesday 11th March at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
We are delighted to welcome back Hugh Cornwell. We enjoyed an entertaining evening with Hugh when his first novel, Window on the World, was published in 2011. This time, he will talk about his new book Arnold Drive, the story of a man’s journey from innocence to experience where he discovers his moral compass isn’t always pointing the right way.
Wednesday 25th March at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
Join CWA Gold Dagger winner Belinda Bauer for an evening talk about her new book The Shut Eye. Five footprints are the only sign that Daniel Buck was ever here. And now they are all his mother has left. Read more
Tuesday 31st March at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
We are delighted to welcome back foraging expert Adele Nozedar who will talk about foraging in our gardens and showcase her beautifully illustrated new book which redefines how we look at our gardens and unleashes the unknown potential of everyday plants – making it a must-have for anyone interested in gardening, cooking, or foraging. Read more
Thursday 9th April at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Monmouth
We are delighted to welcome back Polly Morland who will talk about her new book, Risk Wise. Following the success of The Society of Timid Souls, Polly has written a thoughtful and thought-provoking book looking at the everyday world of risk and exploring what it means to be ‘risk wise’.Risk often gets a bad press. From the seemingly unnecessary actions of extreme sportspeople to the excessive risk appetites of serial entrepreneurs, the term ‘risky’ is often seen as synonymous with ‘reckless’, ‘foolhardy’ or even downright dangerous.But could any of us live in a world without risk, and would it be desirable to do so?
Tuesday 21st April at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
Kate Hamer will read from and talk about her debut novel The Girl in the Red Coat – a stand-out debut thriller, the moving story of an abduction that will keep you guessing until the very last page. Like our event with Jessie Burton last year, this event is another opportunity to meet a new author at the start of what will surely be a fantastic career. Read more