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Welcome to the website of Linghams Bookshop in Heswall

We are an independent bookshop incorporating ‘Toast’ coffee bar. The shop has recently been taken over by Sue Porter and Mike King.

Sue is originally from the area, having had a short stint living on the Isle of Wight. Mike is originally from Cambridge, but is now loving, living on our little peninsular.

Both Sue and Mike have a great love of books and would like to welcome all our customers new and old.

Meet Sue, Mike and the team

30th August 2017 John Connolly

Date:
30th August 2017

Doors open at 7:00pm for 7:30pm start

What to Expect:

a novel about Laurel and Hardy.

 An extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake . . .

And whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe.

he is Stan Laurel.
But he did not really exist. 

Venue:
Heswall Hall

Heswall Hall 111 Telegraph Rd, Heswall, Wirral CH60 0AF

Tickets:
£10

Ticket redeemable against the book.

1st September 2017 Coffee with Robert Webb

Date:
1st September 2017

Doors open at 12:45pm for 13:15pm start

What to Expect:

RULES FOR BEING A MAN:

 

Don't Cry

Love Sport

Play Rough

Drink Beer

Don't Talk About Feelings

 ‘Quite simply brilliant. I (genuinely) cried. I (genuinely) laughed out loud. It’s profound, touching, personal yet universal . . . I loved it’

JK Rowling

But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone?

Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life

 

‘Timely and candid, told with great humour, warmth and compassion. A much-needed contribution to the vital conversation about the damage gender can do.’ – Juno Dawson

 

‘Takes us deftly from hilarity about his clumsy attempts to attract girls, to the heart-stopping hurt of the sudden loss of his beloved mother, “the best person” in his life ... A truly great read, full of heart’ – Dawn French

Venue:
Heswall Hall

Heswall Hall 111 Telegraph Rd, Heswall, Wirral CH60 0AF

Tickets:
£10.00

Ticket redeemable against the book, includes coffee/tea.

6th September 2017 Cathy Bramley & Trisha Ashley

Date:
6th September 2017

6.30 for 7pm start

What to Expect:

An evening with TWO authors  Cathy Bramley and Trisha Ashley

When Rosie Featherstone finds herself unexpectedly jobless, the offer to help her beloved Italian grandmother out at the Lemon Tree Café “ a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire “ feels like the perfect way to keep busy".

Surrounded by the rich scent of espresso, delicious biscotti and juicy village gossip, Rosie soon finds herself falling for her new way of life. But she is haunted by a terrible secret, one that even the appearance of a handsome new face can't quite help her move on from.

Then disaster looms and the cafe’s fortunes are threatened . . . and Rosie discovers that her  Nonna has been hiding a dark past of her own. With surprises, betrayal and more than one secret brewing, can she find a way to save the Lemon Tree Cafe and help both herself and Nonna achieve the happy endings they deserve.

Trisha Ashley

Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid step-mother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking – the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter and flour between her fingers – brings a comforting sense of home.

So it seems natural that when she finally decides to return to Haworth, Alice turns to baking again, taking over a run-down little teashop and working to set up an afternoon tea emporium.

Luckily she soon makes friends “ including a Grecian god-like neighbour “ who help her both set up home and try to solve the mystery of who she is. There are one or two last twists in the dark fairytale of Alice's life to come . . . but can she find her happily ever after?

 

 

Venue:
Linghams

248 telegraph Road Heswall Wirra

Tickets:
£5

welcome drink

12th September 2017 Holly Green

Date:
12th September 2017

doors open 6.30 for 7pm start

What to Expect:

All they have left is each other...

Life has always been tough for May and Gus Lavender. Their father went away to sea never to return, and then their mother falls victim to the typhus sweeping through Liverpool. Regarded as orphans by the authorities, May and Gus are sent to the Brownlow Hill Workhouse.

Like all workhouses, Brownlow is the last resort for the poor and the destitute. May and Gus will have to rely on each other more than ever if they are to survive the hardships to come...

 

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirra

Tickets:
£5

includes welcome drink

25th September 2017 Salley Vickers

Date:
25th September 2017

6.30 for 7PM start

What to Expect:

An evening with Salley Vickers talking about her book "Cousins"

Brilliant and mercurial Will Tye suffers a life changing accident. The terrible event ripples through three generations of the complex and eccentric Tye family, bringing to light old tragedies and dangerous secrets. Each member of the family holds some clue to the chain of events which may have led to the accident and each holds themselves to blame. Most closely affected is Will's cousin Cecelia, whose affinity with Will leaves her most vulnerable to his suffering and whose own life is for ever changed by how she will respond to it.

Told through the eyes of three women close to Will, his sister, his grandmother and his aunt, Cousins is a novel weaving darkness and light which takes us from the outbreak of World War Two to the present day, exploring the recurrence of tragedy, the nature of trangression, and the limits of morality and love.

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall

Tickets:
£7.00

Welcome drink on arrival

26th September 2017 Robert Harris

Date:
26th September 2017

e.g. Doors open at 7PM for 7.30 start

What to Expect:

Book signing with Robert Harris


Tickets :

Standard £20 (inc signed copy of Munich)
Couple tickets £30 (admits 2 people inc one signed copy of Munich).
Eventbrite (online charges may be incurred)
0151 342 7290

Doors open 7 for 730 start.
Tickets on sale from 14th August.
Eventbrite or shop.


FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF
FATHERLAND, CONCLAVE AND AN OFFICER AND A SPY

ROBERT HARRIS
MUNICH

Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace.

The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there.

Munich.


As Chamberlain’s plane judders over the Channel and the Führer’s train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own.

Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain’s private secretaries; Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven’t seen one another since they were last in Munich six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again.

When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray?

Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?

Another breathtaking spy-thriller from the pen of the unsurpassable Robert Harris, MUNICH is about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal, filled with real-life characters – Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini, Daladier – and events that changed histo

Venue:
Thornton Manor

Thornton Hough wirral

Tickets:
£20 - 30

Standard inc copy of Munich Couple tic admits 2 inc copy of Munich

30th September 2017 Rob Keeley

Date:
30th September 2017

2 Pm start

What to Expect:

Rob launches his new book "High Spirits "

Meet Rob at 2PM signing copies of his new book.

It’s been two years since Ellie last spoke to Edward.  She thinks she’s left the spirit world behind.  But the spirits won’t take no for an answer... When Ellie’s Mum returns to Inchwood Manor, Ellie finds herself going too... and is transported back to the 1930s, discovering a plot to impersonate the King of England. With the Second World War coming, and the first evil spirits starting to escape into the mortal world, Ellie is fighting alongside some unexpected allies... Rob Keeley is back with High Spirits, the fourth instalment in his multi-award-listed Spiritsseries.  The series allows young people to learn more about other times, as well as the time in which they live.     

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall

Tickets:
£Free

2nd October 2017 Adam Kay

Date:
2nd October 2017

doors open 7 for 730 start

What to Expect:

Everything you ever wanted to know about being a junior doctor, and more than a few things you’ll probably wish you really didn’t

Imagine if David Sedaris had spent six years training as a junior doctor or if Do No Harm was turned into stand-up comedy. Meet Adam Kay and the funniest book ever written about the NHS.

This is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice, hilarity, horror and maddening bureaucracy. You will learn more than you ever wanted to about some horrific injuries (look away from page 19 if you're squeamish) and feel even more impassioned about the everyday heroism of NHS staff and the grim insanity of the government's war on their contracts.

Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010 and kept a diary throughout. He is now an awardwinning comedian and writer for TV and film and has over 20 million YouTube hits as a musician and performer.

Ticket redeemable against his book

Includes welcome drink.

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall

Tickets:
£10

Redeemable against the book. Welcome drink included.

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