Forthcoming Events

19th July 2018 Gina Kirkham

19th July 2018

6.30PM start for 7PM

What to Expect:

A huge friend of the shop is launching her book with us on Wirral side of the Mersey.

The laughter continues to flow in Gina Kirkham's brilliant sequel to the wonderful Handcuffs, Truncheon and a Polyester Thong.

Our hapless heroine Constable Mavis Upton is preparing to step down the aisle with her fiancé Joe, but has to deal with her temperamental teen daughter, as well as investigate a serial flasher on a push bike. Throw a diva drag queen into the mix and readers can expect the usual hilarious Mavis mishaps that made the first book such a hit.

Tickets will go fast for this so don't wait to book this event!

Talk followed by a book signing.


248 Telegraph road Heswall Wirral Ch60 7SG


welcome drink

23rd July 2018 Françoise Malby-Anthony

23rd July 2018

6.30PM start for 7PM

What to Expect:

Françoise Malby-Anthony was born in the South of France, brought up in Paris and has lived in South Africa since 1987. She founded the Thula Thula game reserve in 1998 with her late husband, the renowned conservationist and bestselling author Lawrence Anthony. When Lawrence died in 2012, Françoise took over the running of the reserve and is equally passionate about conservation. She was the driving force behind setting up a wildlife rehabilitation centre at the reserve to ca

A powerful, moving sequel to the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer that tells the story of one woman's fight to protect a herd of elephants. Description A blonde, chic Parisienne, Françoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But when she fell in love with renowned conservationist Lawrence Anthony her life took an unexpected turn. Lawrence died in 2012 and Françoise was left to face the tough reality of running Thula Thula without him, even though she knew very little about conservation. She was short on money, poachers were threatening their rhinos, and one of their elephants was charging Land Rovers on game drives and terrifying guests. There was no time to mourn when Thula Thula’s human and animal family were depending on her.
How Françoise survived and Thula Thula thrived is beautifully described in this charming, funny and poignant book. Their elephant herd, rescued by Lawrence, shared Françoise's grief at his passing but over time forged a new relationship with her. One day a baby, Tom, became separated from the herd and found his way into Françoise's kitchen. Another day there was a desperate race against time to save a baby who had a snare wrapped round his face and couldn't open his mouth to suckle.
Meanwhile Françoise fulfilled her dream of building a rescue centre for orphaned rhinos and other wildlife. Abandoned hippo baby Charlie, who hated water, joined the centre's rhinos and quickly became best friends with a little girl rhino called Makhosi. The traumatised babies had round the clock care, including an unlikely nursemaid in the form of a German Shepherd called Duma. If you loved Lawrence's The Elephant Whisperer, or just want to spend time with some very special animals, then you won’t want to miss this sparkling book.

Francoise is on a book tour around the Uk and we are thrilled to be hosting an evening with her.


248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral CH60 7SG


£5 discount off the book

24th July 2018 Shari Lapena

24th July 2018

open 6.30 pm for 7start

What to Expect:

We re thrilled to have Shari Lapena visiting us all the way from Canada as part of her UK tour.

Did you read the Couple Next Door?  You will LOVE this.

 Shari Lapena, author of the bestselling novel of the year, The Couple Next Door.

An excellent mystery! Agatha Christie meets P D James' Ragnar Jonasson

'Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari Lapena's novels are domestic noir at its finest' Simon Kernick

We can’t choose the strangers we meet.

As the guests arrive at beautiful, remote Mitchell’s Inn, they’re all looking forward to a relaxing weekend deep in the forest, miles from anywhere. They watch their fellow guests with interest, from a polite distance. 

Usually we can avoid the people who make us nervous, make us afraid.

With a violent storm raging, the group finds itself completely cut off from the outside world. Nobody can get in – or out. And then the first body is found . . . and the horrifying truth comes to light. There’s a killer among them – and nowhere to run. 

Until we find ourselves in a situation we can’t escape. Trapped.

Tickets 0151 342 7290 or online £7 ( charges apply if booking online)


248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral


welcome drink and discount off the book

4th September 2018 Lucy Worsley

4th September 2018

7pm for 7.30 start

What to Expect:

Lucy Worsley in Heswall!!

Talk followed by a book signing

Historian, author and TV presenter Lucy Worsley delves into the detail of Queen Victoria's life in this major new biography published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of her birth.

Bestselling author and historian Lucy Worsley tracks a new course through Queen Victoria's life, examining how she transformed from dancing princess to the Widow of Windsor and became one of Britain's greatest monarchs along the way. Taking twenty-four significant days from Victoria's life, from her birth, her wedding, her coronation to her husband's death, and many more in between, allows us to see Victoria up close and personal, examining how she lived hour to hour.

Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, this major new biography will celebrate Queen Victoria as a woman of her time, who lived an extraordinary life.

Venue Heswall Hall

7 for 7.30

Tickets Standard admits one person includes one book £25

Couple Ticket includes book admits two people £35

Heswall Hall

Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

£25 and 35

standard admits one includes book couple admits two includes one book

13th September 2018 Delicioulsy Ella

13th September 2018

7PM for 7.30 Pm start

What to Expect:

We are super thrilled to be hosting Ella Mills talking about her latest book!

Tickets £15 (includes £10 redeemable against the book on the night).

Ella's latest book features the most popular, tried and tested recipes from her supper clubs, pop-ups and deli to show how delicious and abundant plant-based cooking can be. The simple vegan recipes cover everything from colourful salads to veggie burgers and falafel, creamy dips and sides, hearty one-pot curries and stews, speedy breakfasts, weekend brunches, muffins, cakes and brownies. They're the recipes that Ella's thousands of customers have been asking for since the deli first launched in 2015, and each recipe has a beautiful photograph to show you how it should look.

In addition to over 100 brand new plant-based recipes, for the first time we are treated to a personal insight into Ella's journey - how she grew her blog, which she began writing to help get herself well while suffering from illness, into a wellbeing brand - and all that she has learnt along the way, as well as what drives the Deliciously Ella philosophy and her team's passion for creating delicious healthy food.

With diary excerpts that document the incredible journey that Deliciously Ella has taken and over 100 tried-and-tested irresistible recipes for every day, using simple, nourishing ingredients, this stunning book will be a must-have for fans and food-lovers alike, it's also perfect for anyone looking to experiment with vegan cooking for the first time.

One not to miss!

Venue Heswall Hall, Telegraph Road, Heswall


248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral


(discount off the book £10)

17th September 2018 Kate Atkinson

17th September 2018

doors open 12.45 for 1PM

What to Expect:

When I got the call for this event I was seriously shaking!


Kate will be talking about her latest novel " Transcription", followed by a book signing.

Venue Neston Cricket Club

Doors open 12.45 for 1PM start.

Tickets £20 includes a copy of her book

£10 (Redeemable against the book)

Think of it as an adventure, Perry had said right at the beginning of all this.And it had seemed like one. A bit of a lark, she had thought. A Girls’ Own adventure.’
In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. 

Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of this country’s most exceptional writers.

Neston Cricket Club

Station Road Neston Wirral

£20 and £10

Standard ticket £20 includes a copy of the book £10 ticket ( ticket is redeemable against the book)

2nd October 2018 Gary Barlow in person talking about his memoir

2nd October 2018

4pm gates open for 7PM start

What to Expect:


We are absolutely thrilled to announce this event.

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Gary Barlow

in person talking about his new memoir

‘A Better Me ’


Includes a pre signed copy of ‘A Better Me.’

Event : 7PM to 8PM finish.

Gates open 4PM

Parking is in “Manor Road” on Thornton Manor Estate two locations which will be sign posted. Parking attendants will direct cars to allocated areas. 

Doors open from 4PM please allow time for parking as this is a rural location and parking is at a minimum therefore you are strongly recommended to arrive early and car share where possible.  

(Please note books will be pre signed before the event, therefore there will be no actual book signing)

A Better Me is a remarkably frank memoir of Gary's life as he battled with weight, stress, fitness and depression to stage one of the most thrilling professional comebacks in years. Extraordinarily honest, Gary tells of his journey back to professional success and mental and physical health. From reforming Take That to critical and commercial acclaim and reigniting his own legendary songwriting career, to overcoming his weight problems and crippling obsession with food, to TV judging panel stardom on The X Factor and Let It Shine and finding balance in both his personal and professional life. In his warm, witty and authentic voice, he recounts his story with compelling insight, captivating honesty and a human side that people rarely see. Here is one of the UK's most beloved pop stars open, honest and raw and as we've never seen him before. Ten lucky winners will be selected on the night to meet Gary after the event for a photograph


Venue: Thornton Manor , Manor Road, Wirral, Thornton Hough CH63 1JB .

"Walled Garden Marquee"


Thornton Manor

Manor Road Thornton Hough Wirral CH63 1JB


pre signed copy of a " Better Me"

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