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Cathy will be joining us to sign copies of her latest book and chat about her work. Normally retailing at £14.99 we will have the books on offer at £11.99 on the day of the signing. In this fascinating book she examines the lives of Coventry women throughout one extraordinary century of change. The result of her detailed research is a book packed with stories of what it was like to be a woman between 1850 and 1950. During these…Find out more »
To launch her latest book, Seaglass, we've invited author Eloise Williams to join us for an evening's discussion about ghosts and ghost-lore in literature and culture. So as the evenings close in for the winter come and join us. Eloise William's first book, Gaslight was one of our best selling books last year, attracting huge interest from adult readers as well as older kids. Seaglass is an atmospheric ghost story set on the shores of Pembrokshire, You can read our…Find out more »
In partnership with Kenilworth Arts Festival. Free event in Abbey Fields Join poet-technologist Chris Jelley for a special trail around Abbey Fields, based on 'The Lost Words' a book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. You may well have already come across this extraordinary book; a combination of nature poetry and lavish illustration. The story behind The Lost Words is that the Oxford Junior Dictionary removed from its pages a host of nature-related words, such as ‘otter’ and ‘acorn’, ‘conker’,…Find out more »
Come and hear historian Stephen Spinks talk about one of the most controversial Kings in English history: Edward II, the man who brought England to the brink of Civil War. Stephen Spinks argues that Edward and the later murdered Piers Gaveston were lovers, not merely 'brothers in arms'. Influenced by successive favorites and with a desire for personal vengeance, his rule became highly personalised and unstable. His own wife took a lover and invaded his kingdom which forced abdication; the first…Find out more »
Part of Kenilworth Arts Festival Price: £7 (£5 concessions) Meet one of the most exciting new voices in British fiction, and hear more about Sophie’s astonishing debut novel, The Water Cure. Chaired by Sarah Moss. Sophie Mackintosh won the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize and the 2016 Virago/Stylist Short Story competition, and has been published in Granta magazine and TANK magazine among others. Her debut novel, The Water Cure, was published by Hamish Hamilton in May 2018. Hypnotic, dreamlike…Find out more »