Past Events

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21st November 2017 Sir Tony Robinson

Date:
21st November 2017

7 for 7.30

What Happened:

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 .

Venue:
Bushell Hall, Birkenhead School

Oxton CH43 2JD

16th November 2017 Christmas evening

Date:
16th November 2017

Doors open 6PM to 8.30

What Happened:

Ho Ho Ho

Yes it is nearly here ...

To help kick start your shopping we have organised a late night opening with  a twist!

A complimentary glass of wine on entrance , mince pies and private shopping in the our lovely bookshop with

10% discount off everything.

Hopefully see you then!!

Venue:
Linghams

14th November 2017 Prof Stephen Harding

Date:
14th November 2017

6.30 for 7 PM start

What Happened:

look who is back with his new book!!

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

All things Vikings and Wirral!

Venue:
Linghams

248 telegraph Road

9th November 2017 SOLD OUT Rick Stein

Date:
9th November 2017

12.00 for 12.30Pm start

What Happened:

Sorry this has sold out.  Orders taken for signed books.  Please call 0151 342 7290.

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.

Venue:
Thornton Hall hotel and Spa

Thornton Hough Wirral

6th November 2017 Julian Norton

Date:
6th November 2017

7 for 7.30pm start

What Happened:

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.

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

30th October 2017 Rachel Rhys

Date:
30th October 2017

e.g. Doors open 6.30 for 7pm start

What Happened:

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

Venue:
Linghams

28th October 2017 EFC Everton an Oral History

Date:
28th October 2017

e.g.11am book signing

What Happened:

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

Venue:
Linghams

248 telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

16th October 2017 Meet the Pukkas

Date:
16th October 2017

6.30 for 7.000pm start

What Happened:

We are thrilled to welcome both Mother Pukka and her hubby Papa Pukka for a fabulous event in conjunction with Parentfolk.

Meet The Pukkas. Mother Pukka (aka Anna Whitehouse) and Papa Pukka (aka Matt Farquharson) began blogging and vlogging their parenting experiences two years ago and have become a lifeline for parents everywhere. Their hilarious podcast, Dirty Mother Pukka, debuted at number 3 in the UK podcast charts this summer and they have more than 130,000 followers on social media.      Part memoir and part guide, Parenting the Sh*t Out of Life is the first parenting book to tell the story from both the mother’s and the father’s perspective. In this dual narrative, each chapter is written half by Anna and half by Matt, revealing the highs, lows and hilarity of the modern parenting experience.   From the heartbreaking loss of miscarriage to their campaign for more flexible working for UK parents, to picking your partner, bonking with intent (getting pregnant) and the realities of splashdown (the birth), this is a book the tackles the light and dark of parenting and relationships, and will make tears and laughter flow in equal measure.   The Mother Pukka portal www.motherpukka.co.uk uses humour and cold reality to explain the pressure of sharing your life and home with tiny humans, helping tens of thousands to feel less self critical and more connected.  Anna and Matt offer reassurance, support and inspiration. Their motto – ‘parenting the shit out of life’ – has become a familiar phrase on social media, hashtagged more than 33,000 times by their loyal and growing fanbase.   Mother Pukka, aka Anna Whitehouse, was a creative copywriter for The L’Oreal Group before becoming a full time vlogger in 2015. Papa Pukka, aka Matt Farquharson, is a journalist and editor.  They married in 2010 and together they have two children; Mae who is 4 and Eve who is 2 weeks old.  

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

4th October 2017 Peter Stanford interviewed by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Date:
4th October 2017

Doors open 6.30 for 7pm start

What Happened:

We welcome the author of Martin Luther in conversation with Frank Cottrell Boyce

A new appraisal of theological firebrand Martin Luther, on the 500th anniversary of the religious revolution he triggered - the Protestant Reformation.

'A compelling biography of one of the greatest men of the modern age. Stanford is particularly brilliant on the tensions inside Luther's private and spiritual life. This is a very fine book, written with a flourish.' Melvyn Bragg

The 31st of October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther pinning his 95 'Theses' - or reform proposals - to the door of his local university church in Wittenberg. Most scholars now agree that the details of this eye-catching gesture are more legend than hammer and nails, but what is certainly true is that on this day (probably in a letter to his local Archbishop in Mainz), the Augustinian Friar and theologian issued an outspokenly blunt challenge to his own Catholic Church to reform itself from within - especially over the sale of 'indulgences' - which ultimately precipitated a huge religious and political upheaval right across Europe and divided mainstream Christianity ever after.

A new, popular biography from journalist Peter Stanford, looking at Martin Luther from within his Catholic context, examining his actual aims for Catholicism as well as his enduring legacy - and where he might fit within the church today.

'Peter Stanford makes the life of Luther into a thrilling narrative, told from a modern Catholic perspective' Antonia Fraser

Venue:
Linghams

2nd October 2017 Adam Kay

Date:
2nd October 2017

doors open 7 for 730 start

What Happened:

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

30th September 2017 Rob Keeley

Date:
30th September 2017

2 Pm start

What Happened:

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

30th September 2017 Story Explorers "The Scarecrows Wedding"

Date:
30th September 2017

e.g. Doors10.00AM

What Happened:

STORYTIME with Story Explorers " The Scarecrows Wedding".

Places limited , listen to a story and help build a scarecrow with the fabulous Story  Explorers.

Tickets FREE

Venue:
Linghams

26th September 2017 Robert Harris

Date:
26th September 2017

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

What Happened:

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

25th September 2017 Salley Vickers

Date:
25th September 2017

6.30 for 7PM start

What Happened:

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

15th September 2017 David Litchfield

Date:
15th September 2017

doors open 4.30 for 4.45 start

What Happened:

We will be closing early for our PRIVATE event with David Litchfield author of Grandad's Secret Giant.

David will be talking about this book with the children :

Billy doesn't believe his Grandad when he tells him there's a giant living in his town, doing good deeds for everyone. He knows that a giant is too big to keep himself hidden. And why would he WANT to keep himself a secret? But as time goes on, Billy learns that some secrets are too BIG to stay secret for long...

Limited spaces on this event. Aimed at Years 1 and 2.

Adults go free but only one per  child please.

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

12th September 2017 Holly Green

Date:
12th September 2017

doors open 6.30 for 7pm start

What Happened:

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

1st September 2017 Sold Out Coffee with Robert Webb

Date:
1st September 2017

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

What Happened:

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

30th August 2017 John Connolly

Date:
30th August 2017

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

What Happened:

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:
Linghams bookshop

248 telegraph road Heswall Wirral 111 Telegraph Rd, Heswall, Wirral CH60 0AF

17th August 2017 Philippa Gregory

Date:
17th August 2017

7pm for 7.30 start

What Happened:

An evening with Philippa Gregory.One not to be missed her only appearance in the north.The last Tudor "How long do you have? "I force a laugh ."Not long "he says very quietly. "They have confirmed your sentence of death. I am so sorry . You are to be beheaded tomorrow. We don't have long at all."

Ticket includes a signed copy of The Last Tudor

Venue:
Thornton Hall Hotel and spa

NESTON ROAD Thornton Hough WIRRAL CH63 1JF

9th August 2017 Peter Robinson

Date:
9th August 2017

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

What Happened:

An evening with Peter Robinson.

Venue:
Linghams

Linghams Booksellers 248 Telegraph Road Heswall, Wirral Merseyside, CH60 7SG

29th July 2017 local author P G Ronane

Date:
29th July 2017

2PM book signing

What Happened:

A fictionalised exploration of British and European identity one year after the Referendum that has left a country divided and an unsure future ahead. 

On June 24th, 2016, Mike McCarthy wakes up to the news that Britain has voted to leave the EU. A committed European, he is shattered. Over the coming weeks and months, he takes a long hard look at himself, determined to uncover the reasons why this has happened. As he tries to cope with the inevitability of Brexit, Mike fondly recalls his visits to Europe as a young man, his relationships and how these molded his pan-European outlook. In Catch 52 author P. G. Ronane explores the effects felt from the vote in a smart, witty and entertaining manner.

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

27th July 2017 Carol Drinkwater

Date:
27th July 2017

Doors open 6.30 for 7PM start

What Happened:

An evening with Carol Drinkwater

(Helen from All Creature Great and Small)

Venue:
Linghams Bookshop

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

20th July 2017 an evening with Nisha Katona

Date:
20th July 2017

7pm for 7.30 start

What Happened:

An evening with Nisha Katona in conversation about her new cookery book The Spice tree.

The Spice Tree will show you what spices and ingredients always go together in the Indian kitchen – its foolproof, secret spice formulas. While Nisha’s recipes for generous, aromatic, flavoursome homecooking bring these ancient formulas to life. Everything you need to know to cook authentic Indian is found within these mouth-watering pages and explained beautifully and simply.

Tickets available instore 0151 342 7290 or Eventbrite (onliine charge)

Venue:
Heswall Hall

Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

27th June 2017 Queen of crime thrillers Sharon Bolton

Date:
27th June 2017

Doors open 6.30 for 7pm start

What Happened:

A cold nugget in her heart told her that she hadn’t escaped after all, that five, ten, twenty years weren’t enough, that there was no escape and that the day would come when he would find her.Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a young woman is brutally murdered. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor.She’s seen the killer’s face – and he’s seen hers. Now he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime.Alone, scared, trusting no one, she goes on the run. But the biggest danger of all could be where she least expects to find it.

Venue:
Linghams Booksellers

248 Telegraph Road
Heswall
Wirral
CH60 7SG

17th June 2017 The Redmen of Liverpool FC

Date:
17th June 2017

2pm

What Happened:

Ian Calllaghan and George Rowlands signing copies ofThe Redmen: The Tobacco YearsIn the last years of the 19th century an American tobacco company, Allen and Ginter, began inserting plain cards called ‘stifeners’ into packets of cigarettes to protect their products from being crushed. It was swiftly exploited for commercial purposes: to advertise other products and then illustrate the cards with popular personalities. These collectables swiftly became a phenomenon. Now Rowlands has shared his passion. Featuring every Liverpool player featured in this medium, along with biographical details and contextual notes.

Venue:
Linghams Booksellers

248 Telegraph Road
Heswall
Wirral
CH60 7SG

13th June 2017 Mark Billingham in conversation with Chris Brookmyre

Date:
13th June 2017

Doors open 7 for 7.30pm

What Happened:

DI Tom Thorne and DI Nicola Tanner investigate a series of brutal killings in London in the year’s most shocking crime novel – and the most daring work yet from number one bestseller Mark Billingham.

Venue:
linghams bookshop

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral Ch63 1JF

12th June 2017 Clare Mackintosh & Gin Phillips - Crime and Wine evening

Date:
12th June 2017

Doors open 6.30 for 7pm start

What Happened:

Clare Mackintosh best selling author I let you Go & I See You will be at Linghams Bookshop with Gin Phillips talking about her new psychological thriller Fierce Kingdom.

These books are one sitting reads!!

Clare’s debut novel, I Let You Go, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller for 12 weeks, and was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It was selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club and ITV’s Loose Women’s ‘Loose Books’, and has been translated into more than 30 languages. It has sold more than a million copies worldwide

Fierce Kingdom:

An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him.

Venue:
Linghams Booksellers

248 Telegraph Road Heswall, Wirral Merseyside, CH60 7SG

10th June 2017 Cathy Cassidy

Date:
10th June 2017

2pm start

What Happened:

our lovely friend Cathy Cassidy will be at Linghams signing copies of her new book from 2 pm.it is a free event but you must have a ticket as limited spaces.  Call 0151 342 7290 to reserve your place or call into the shop. 

Venue:
Linghams

7th June 2017 Chris Boardman

Date:
7th June 2017

Doors open 6.30 for 7pm

What Happened:

“Triumphs and Turbulence”

Chris is back by popular demand talking about his very personal autobiography

You may know him as the much-loved co-presenter of ITV’s Tour de France coverage or enjoyed his BBC Olympic coverage, but beyond the easy charm Chris Boardman is one of our greatest, most inspiring cyclists. The remarkable journey of Chris from Olympic gold medal winner to the inside track of Team GB Cycling team.

Tickets include a copy of his paperback £8.99.

0151 342 7290

Or online at Eventbrite *Online charges may be incurred.

Welcome drink on arrival

Venue:
Linghams

18th May 2017 Milly Johnson and Jane Costello,

Date:
18th May 2017

Doors open 6.30 for 7.00 PM

What Happened:

Not one but TWO Sunday Times Bestsellers:

Milly Johnson, talking about her new book “Queen of Wishful Thinking”. Sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

Also Jane Costello taking about her book “Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel”

Tickets £8.00 *£5 redeemable against either book.

Free drink on arrival.

Call 0151 342 7290 for tickets

Venue:
Linghams

10th May 2017 Professor Stephen Harding

Date:
10th May 2017

Doors open 6.30 for 7 PM

What Happened: Professor Stephen Harding launches his new book at Linghams on the 10th May 2017. Tickets £5.00 redeemable against his new book. Call 0151 342 7290 for tickets Venue:
Linghams

3rd May 2017 David Baldacci

Date:
3rd May 2017

doors open 7.30 for 8PM pm start

What Happened:

We are pinching ourselves over this event.

Our second US author.

David Baldacci.

Sold over 100 million copies of his books

One of only TWO independent bookshop events in the UK.

David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories. (Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she’d given him the notebook to keep him quiet, because “every mom needs a break now and then.”)

David published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A feature film followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 33 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published six novels for younger readers.

Venue : Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa Torintone Suite.

Tickets £16.99 * inc copy of his book “The Fix”

Tickets available instore or Eventbrite** ** subject to booking fee is booking online.

0151 342 7290

Venue:
Thornton Hall hotel

Neston Rd, Thornton Hough, Wirral CH63 1JF

12th April 2017 Laini Taylor

Date:
12th April 2017

Doors open 11.30 for 12.00 start.

What Happened:

Laini Taylor author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy is here talking about her fantastic new book “Strange the Dreamer”

Laini is an award winning and Sunday Times and international bestselling author here from the USA.

“I read Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor . . . I’m all fired up about it. Thank you, Ms. Taylor, for a thrilling couple of days. I am in your debt. (Warning readers: this is one of those series that will have you tearing at your hair and gnashing your teeth waiting for the next instalment. Be prepared.)” Stephanie Meyer

“Fantasy and romance combine. . . If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if an angel and a devil fell in love, you’re about to find out.” Sunday Express on Daughter of Smoke and Bone “

Tickets £5.00 redeemable against her new book.

0151 342 7290

Venue:
West Kirby Grammar School

5th April 2017 David Jackson

Date:
5th April 2017

Doors open at 6:30pm for 7:00pm start

What Happened: David Jackson launches his new book. Welcome drink on arrival Venue:
Linghams

10th December 2016 Neville Southall

Date:
10th December 2016

e.g. Doors open at 3:00pm for 3:30pm start

What Happened:

EFC look who popped in for a Saturday signing

Venue:
Heswall Hall

7th December 2016 Hurrah for Gin

Date:
7th December 2016

e.g. Doors open at 3:00pm for 3:30pm start

What Happened: Such a fun night, Katie Kirby chatting about her book, gin and book signing! Venue:
Linghams

30th November 2016 Johnny Herbert - What Doesn't Kill You

Date:
30th November 2016

e.g. Doors open at 3:00pm for 3:30pm start

What Happened: What an evening! What a story ! Signed books available! Venue:
Linghams

25th November 2016 Crime Evening

Date:
25th November 2016

e.g. Doors open at 3:00pm for 3:30pm start

What Happened: Another sellout even with crime panel authors. Garett and Mari Hannah Plus their forensic partners Venue:
Linghams

16th November 2016 Sabine Durrant

Date:
16th November 2016

e.g. Doors open at 3:00pm for 3:30pm start

What Happened: A chilling tale of deception by journalist Sabine Durrant Venue:
Linghams

1st October 2016 S J Watson visited us at Linghams

Date:
1st October 2016

e.g. Doors open at 3:00pm for 3:30pm start

What Happened: S J Watson visited us at Linghams and chatted about his psychological new thriller . A chilling but entertaining evening! Venue:
Linghams

29th September 2016 Afternoon Tea with Alexander McCall Smith

Date:
29th September 2016

e.g. Doors open at 3:00pm for 3:30pm start

What Happened: Afternoon Tea with the author of Precious and Grace, Bertie Project and Italian Bulldozer! A Fabulous event at Heswall Hall Venue:
Heswall Hall

10th September 2016 Morning with Liz Earle

Date:
10th September 2016

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What Happened: Coffee morning at Heswall Hall with Liz Earle was a huge success! Venue:
Heswall Hall

5th September 2016 An evening with Damon Hill

Date:
5th September 2016

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What Happened: An evening with Damon Hill at Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa. A full house ! Venue:
Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa

30th July 2016 Harry Potter Midnight Opening

Date:
30th July 2016

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What Happened:

Calling all Harry Potter fans young and old..NEW and not so new.

What an adventure we had ! Lots of customers attending and in fancy dress too!

Super! Super! evening!

The book is the transcript of the play presented on the west end stage.

Latest update from JK “its a tearjerker”

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places

Venue:
Linghams

21st June 2016 Chris Boardman

Date:
21st June 2016

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What Happened:

Chris was at Linghams on Tuesday 21st June for a sell out event with his autobiography “Triumphs and Turbulence”

We were lucky enough to get one of his few appearances with this book.

The event was a sell out!! Standing room only!

Superb talk and customers got to meet the Olympic gold medal winner and have their books signed!

Signed copies available. One of the highlights this year!

Venue:
Linghams

16th June 2016 Barney Norris

Date:
16th June 2016

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What Happened:

Five Rivers met on a Wooded Plain!

This is a truly wonderful book ! beautifully written by Barney Norris .

Barney’s event was one we were all looking forward to having read the book and loving it!!

The evening was fun and very interesting listening to how the book came about!

Highly recommend this book!

Venue:
Linghams

25th March 2016 Richard Coles

Date:
25th March 2016

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What Happened: Phewee what an evening this was sell out event with an amazing guest Venue:
Linghams

10th March 2016 Katie Kirby

Date:
10th March 2016

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What Happened: Such a fun night, Katie Kirby chatting about her book, gin and book signing! Venue:
Linghams

15th April 2014 Afternoon with Tess Gerritsen

Date:
15th April 2014

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What Happened: Tess popped into our lovely shop on a summery afternoon in July. We had lot of customers who were queuing to meet her and get their haunting tale signed! Venue:
Linghams

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