8th February 2018 Terracotta Warriors Edward Burman
8th February 2018
7 for 7.30pm startWhat to Expect:
We are very excited to welcome Edward Burman.
Author of "Terracotta Warriors"
Exciting investigations in north-west China are about to reveal more of the mysteries of the huge mausoleum of the Qin Emperor, a portion of which was accidently discovered in 1974 by farmers who were digging a well. The second phase of an international research project began in 2011 and is ongoing.
More recently still, in March 2015, promising new excavations began in Pit 2, with exciting fresh discoveries already announced. Much new material has become available since 2008, the year of the major sell-out exhibitions in London and Paris.
Terracotta Warriors seeks to examine one of China's most famous archaeological discoveries in light of these new findings. The book begins with the discovery of the terracotta warriors and then tells the history of the Qin Dynasty and as much as is known about the construction of the 3rd century BCE mausoleum based on the work of the historian Sima Qian (145-90 BCE).
He wrote that the First Emperor was buried with palaces, towers, officials, valuable artefacts and wondrous objects.
248 Telegraph RoadTickets:
Welcome drink and redeemable against the book.
14th February 2018 Neil Ansell
14th February 2018
6.30 for 7pm startWhat to Expect:
An evening with nature , a love letter to Scotland with Neil Ansell
Neil Ansell's THE LAST WILDERNESS is a mesmerising book on nature and solitude by a writer who has spent his lifetime taking solitary ventures into the wild. For any readers of the author's previous book, DEEP COUNTRY, Robert Macfarlane's THE OLD WAYS or William Atkins THE MOOR.
'A gem of a book, an extraordinary tale. Ansell's rich prose will transport you to a real life Narnian world that C.S.Lewis would have envied. Find your deepest, most comfortable armchair and get away from it all' Countryfile
This book really reads like a love letter to the Scottish Highlands . Alongside documenting his four trips up to the most remote part of the UK, Neil writes of the changes in the landscape, and how his gradual loss of hearing affects his relationship with nature as the calls of the birds he knows so well become silent to him. It’s a hauntingly beautiful memoir on solitary walking in the natural world, and also an intriguing exploration of memory, desire and the weathering of time.
Doors open 6.30 for 7PMVenue:
248 telegraph Road Heswall WirralTickets:
£6 redeemable against the book. Inc welcome drink
28th February 2018 Karen Hamilton
28th February 2018
6.30PM for 7PM startWhat to Expect:
We are super excited about this event . THE PRE LAUNCH of "THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND".
Love a psychological thriller, page turner?
You have to come to this event!
Juliette loves Nate.
She will follow him anywhere. She's even become a flight
attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him.
They are meant to be.
The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing.
Because Juliette has a plan to win him back.
She is the perfect girlfriend.
And she'll make sure no one stops her from
getting exactly what she wants.
248 Telegraph Road Heswall WirralTickets:
(£6 redeemable against the book) inc welcome drink
5th March 2018 Tara Westover
5th March 2018
6.30 for 7PM startWhat to Expect:
This book is one of the best books I have read. It will make you think about your life, about Tara's and you will want to meet her and just say hello, mmaybe with a tear in your eye or just admire her from afar. Don't just take my word for it...
PICKED AS ONE TO WATCH in 2018 by the BBC, Mail on Sunday, The Pool, Stylist and Daily Express
‘This fiercely intelligent memoir is a fascinating and compassionate view of another world and the author’s struggle to both escape from and understand it as she heads out into the world’ The Pool
‘Absolutely superb . . . the last 100 pages were so gripping I could hardly breathe’ Sophie Hannah
'An astonishing and uplifting story about the transformative power of education' Mail on Sunday, 2018 Cultural Highlights
Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected.
She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn’t exist.
As she grew older, her father became more radical, and her brother, more violent. At sixteen Tara decided to educate herself. Her struggle for knowledge would take her far from her Idaho mountains, over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d travelled too far. If there was still a way home.Venue:
248 telegraph RoadTickets:
(£6 redeemable against the book) inc welcome drink.
13th March 2018 Luca Veste
13th March 2018
6.30PM for 7PM startWhat to Expect:
We are thrilled our home grown Luca Veste will be talking about his scary new crime thriller.
The Bone Keeper will corrupt your days and shatter your nights' Val McDermid
‘A dark and brilliant thriller from a writer who just gets better and better. The Bone Keeper is tense, chilling and HUGELY scary’ Mark Billingham
‘Luca Veste proves you don’t need to go to the Bayou or the Everglades to find something terrifying in the deep, dark woods. Sometimes evil is lurking just around the corner. An entertainingly nasty piece of work' Christopher Brookmyre.
Twenty years ago, four teenagers went exploring in the local woods, trying to find to the supposed home of The Bone Keeper. Only three returned.
Now, a woman is found wandering the streets of Liverpool, horrifically injured, claiming to have fled the Bone Keeper. Investigating officer DC Louise Henderson must convince sceptical colleagues that this urban myth might be flesh and blood. But when a body is unearthed in the woodland the woman has fled from, the case takes on a much darker tone.
248 Telegraph road Heswall WirralTickets:
(£5 redeemable against the book) inc welcome drink