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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.

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28th October 2017 EFC Everton an Oral History

28th October 2017

e.g.11am book signing

What to Expect:

Calling EFC fans!

Book signing with the author of this amazing book James Corbett and Neville Southall.

It is known as The School of Science, a pioneering institution from the game's inception as a professional sport through to the advent of the Premier League. It is known too as The People's Club, an institution that in football's globalised and money strewn era has managed to retain a distinct local identity and whose fans see themselves as a distinct tribe. It is a club where legends of the game bestrode the hallowed turf of its world famous stadium, Goodison Park: from Fred Geary and Jack Taylor to Dixie Dean and Tommy Lawton; Alex Young, Alan Ball and Howard Kendall to Neville Southall, Graeme Sharp and modern icons, like Romelu Lukaku. It is Everton Football Club: unmistakeable, unique, unforgettable. Yet the inner life of Everton Football Club is veiled in mystique. Only a select few partake in the sensitive discussions of running a club or the casual banter of the training ground or dressing room. While there is a shared experience in the stadium, altered perceptions of a club's highs and lows live on in the hearts and minds of all the protagonists: players, managers, supporters and other witnesses to the team's fortunes.  As Everton enter their 140th year, Faith of Our Families: Everton, An Oral History tells the story of the club through the voices of the people who made the institution one of the most revered in world football. Assiduously curated by award winning author, James Corbett, and told in the words of the people who made it great, Faith of Our Families: Everton, An Oral History offers a front row seat to the highs and lows of the club. Featuring more than 100 original interviews with the club's players, managers, fans and administrators, Faith of Our Families: Everton, An Oral History offers an unparalleled and unprecedented insight into the club's story


248 telegraph Road Heswall Wirral


30th October 2017 Rachel Rhys

30th October 2017

e.g. Doors open 6.30 for 7pm start

What to Expect:

England, September 1939
Lily Shepherd boards a cruise liner for a new life in Australia and is plunged into a world of cocktails, jazz and glamorous friends. But as the sun beats down, poisonous secrets begin to surface. Suddenly Lily finds herself trapped with nowhere to go ...

Australia, six-weeks later
The world is at war, the cruise liner docks, and a beautiful young woman is escorted onto dry land in handcuffs. 

What has she done?

Ideal for bookclubs



welcome drink . ticket redeemable against the book.

6th November 2017 Julian Norton

6th November 2017

7 for 7.30pm start

What to Expect:

Love animals?  Do not miss our fabulous event with Channel 5 Yorkshire Vet Julian Norton

A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons, Julian recounts more inspirational tales from his life, the animals he has treated and the people he has met. This book is an inspiration for anyone who loves animals as well as those who dream of becoming a vet.

Julian Norton qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1996. He has spent most of his working life in his beloved North Yorkshire.

In 2015, Skeldale Veterinary Centre was involved with filming the Channel 5 television series  The Yorkshire Vet, in which Julian has the title role.

Outside of work, Julian is a keen triathlete and ski mountaineer. He has represented team GB at age-group level for both middle-distance triathlon and long-course duathlon. He is currently training to compete in a team for the major ski mountaineering race, La Patrouille des Glaciers, which traverses the high peaks of Switzerland.

He is married to Anne, also a veterinary surgeon, and has two sons, Jack and Archie, a Jack Russell terrier called Emmy, and two guinea pigs called Sparkle and Shine.


248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral


redeemable against his book

9th November 2017 Rick Stein

9th November 2017

12.00 for 12.30Pm start

What to Expect:

2015 saw Rick embark on a culinary trip from Venice to Istanbul, exploring Italy, Greece, Croatia and Turkey on route. 2016 was all about spending a Long Weekend in some of his favourite European cities, like Berlin, Reykjavik, Palermo and Vienna.

Moving on to 2017, and Rick has been filming his latest BBC TV adventure, due to air in a six-part series in the autumn, documenting the food and culture from San Francisco in California down to Oaxaca in Mexico. Rick Stein's Road to Mexico is inspired by a journey that he made in late 60's, so expect to hear lots of nostalgic tales of how the countries have changed over the years and how the food has developed. It will be classic Rick  vibrant dishes, travel tips and a dash of art and culture thrown in for good measures.  The book accompanying the series will be available for this event.

Thornton Hall hotel and Spa

Thornton Hough Wirral


book on sale at £15 on the day with your ticket (RRP 26)

14th November 2017 Prof Stephen Harding

14th November 2017

6.30 for 7 PM start

What to Expect:

look who is back with his new book!!

This was a sell out last time! Do not miss out!!  

All things Vikings and Wirral!


248 telegraph Road


welcome drink

21st November 2017 Sir Tony Robinson

21st November 2017

7 for 7.30

What to Expect:

Linghams Booksellers are thrilled to be welcoming Tony back for an adult event this time!!

Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-sized pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder.

It wasn't all plain sailing though. Along the way he was bullied by Steve Marriott, failed to impress Liza Minnelli and was pushed into a stinking London dock by John Wayne. He also entertained us with Maid Marion and Her Merry Men  (which he wrote and starred in) and coped manfully when locked naked outside a theatre in Lincoln during the live tour of comedy seriesÂWho Dares Wins. He presented  Time Team  for twenty years, watching countless gardens ruthlessly dug up in the name of archaeology, and risked life and limb filming The Worst Jobs in History.

Packed full of incident and insight, No Cunning Plan is a funny, self-deprecating and always entertaining read.

Tickets include a signed paperback .

Bushell Hall, Birkenhead School

Oxton CH43 2JD

£standard £14 couple £20

Signed paperback

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