Forthcoming Events

18th November 2019 Eddie Jones

Date:
18th November 2019

doors open 7 for 7.30 start

What to Expect:

TWO weeks after the final of the World Cup we have THE Eddie Jones talking about his Autobiography!

Venue Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa

Ticket includes a copy of his book

Brilliant, honest, combative – Eddie Jones is a gigantic yet enigmatic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. In My Life in Rugby he tells his story for the first time, including the full inside story of England’s 2019 World Cup campaign.

Eddie Jones is one of the most experienced and decorated coaches in world rugby. He career has spanned four World Cups; from losing to England in the 100th minute in 2003, working with South Africa when they won in 2007, and causing the greatest upset in 2015 when he masterminded the Japanese defeat of South Africa.

Since taking over as head coach of England in 2015 Eddie Jones has masterminded a complete revival of the national team. He has won the Six Nations Championship back-to-back, including England’s first grand slam in a generation, their first ever whitewash of Australia, as well as taking them on their longest ever winning streak.

In his explosive autobiography Jones shows how his fiercely competitive attitude, his love of coaching and his philosophy of the game were formed while growing up in a tough working-class suburb of Sydney as a small half-Japanese kid, playing schoolboy rugby alongside the legendary Ella brothers.

Learning from the extreme highs and lows of his own playing career – the numerous successes playing for Randwick and New South Wales but also the painful disappointment of never playing for Australia – he shows what it takes to be the best in the world and how everything he has learnt about the game on and off the pitch has gone into plotting England’s route to the top of World Rugby.

My Life in Rugby is the story of one of the most compelling and singular figures in rugby, told with unflinching honesty this is the ultimate rugby book for all fans of the sport.

 

Venue:
Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa

Thronton Hough Wirral

Tickets:
£25.00

a copy of his book

19th November 2019 Simon Parkin

Date:
19th November 2019

6.30 for 7pm start

What to Expect:

Simon Parkin  is launching his book with Linghams bookshop, he is  an award-winning British author and journalist. He is contributing writer for the New Yorker, a regular contributor to the Guardian's Long Read, and game critic for The Observer newspaper. 

His work has been featured in 'The Best American Nonrequired Reading'. He is a finalist in the Foreign Press Association Media Awards and recipient of two awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). 

 

 

  1. The Battle of the Atlantic is a disaster. Thousands of supply ships ferrying vital food and fuel from North America to Britain are being torpedoed by German U-boats.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill is concealing from the country the number of British ships sunk. He is concealing the number of British men killed. And worst of all, unless something changes, he knows that Britain is weeks away from being starved into surrender to the Nazis.

This is the story of the game of battleships that won the Second World War. In the first week of 1942 a group of unlikely heroes - a retired naval captain and a clutch of brilliant young women, the youngest only seventeen years old - gather to form a secret strategy unit. On the top floor of a bomb-bruised HQ in Liverpool, the Western Approaches Tactical Unit spends days and nights designing and playing wargames in an effort to crack the U-boat tactics.

A Game of Birds and Wolves takes us from the sweltering fug of a U-boat as the German aces coordinate their wolfpack, to the tense atmosphere of the operation room as the British team plot battles at sea on the map.

The story of Operation Raspberry and its unsung heroines has never been told before. Investigative journalist Simon Parkin brings these hidden figures into the light and shows the ingenuity, perseverance and love needed to defeat the Nazis in this gripping tale of war at sea

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road

Tickets:
£10.00

redeemable against the book

21st November 2019 Bernie Marsden

Date:
21st November 2019

6.30pm for 7pmstart

What to Expect:

Join music legend Bernie Marsden for an evening of storytelling and music, where he’ll be discussing his anticipated memoir Where’s My Guitar? : An Inside Story of British Rock and Roll. From touring with AC/DC, to befriending The Beatles, to writing one of the world’s most iconic rock songs, Bernie will give fascinating insight into his role in establishing one of the world’s most famous rock bands of all time – Whitesnake.

 

Packed with stories and encounters with the likes of Ringo Starr, Elton John, Cozy Powell, Ozzy Osborne, B.B. King and Jon Lord, Where’s My Guitar? isn’t just a remarkable look into the highs and lows of being a true music legend, but an intimate account of the revolutionary impact rock and roll music has offered to the world. Don’t miss this chance to meet the man who helped define a music era, and get the inside story on what it was like to live through and shape the golden-age of 1970s and 80s rock and roll.

 

Bernie will be recounting stories from his memoir in conversation, interspersed with songs from his illustrious career on acoustic guitar, followed by a book signing.

 

 

Tickets £15 * redeemable ticket against the book

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road

Tickets:
£15.00

redeemable against the book

21st November 2019 Lemn Sissay

Date:
21st November 2019

1.00pm start to 2PM

What to Expect:

We are absolutely thrilled to announce a book signing with Lemn Sissay.

He will be signing copies of his new book between 1pm and 2Pm 21st November.  This is a ticketed event which includes a copy of his book .  Please note this is a SIGNING only not an event with questions.

 

'A quest for understanding, for home, for answers' Matt Haig

How does a government steal a child and then imprison him? How does it keep it a secret? This story is how.

At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in a foster family followed by six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth certificate. He learned that his real name was not Norman. It was Lemn Sissay. He was British and Ethiopian. And he learned that his mother had been pleading for his safe return to her since his birth.

This is Lemn's story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph.

Sissay reflects on his childhood, self-expression and Britishness, and in doing so explores the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home. Written with all the lyricism and power you would expect from one of the nation's best-loved poets, this moving, frank and timely memoir is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity.

 

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road

Tickets:
£16.99

A copy of his book

25th November 2019 Derek Temple and Gavin Buckland

Date:
25th November 2019

6.30 for 7PM

What to Expect:

Calling all Everton fans.

Derek will be talking with Gavin Buckland about his book

When the wealthy Littlewoods corporation owner John Moores took control of Everton Football Club in 1960 it set in motion a chain of events that still affect the game in this country today. Although big clubs had spent money before, none had done so with such naked short- term ambition and a ruthlessness to succeed that sent shockwaves through the previously stagnant world of English football. Money Can’t Buy Us Love tells the tale of how Moores and manager Harry Catterick took the so-called ‘Mersey Millionaires’ to the summit of English football, in the context of the major cultural changes of the time.

Book talk and signing

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall

Tickets:
£8

redeemable

28th November 2019 Festive Fizz and 10 % discount evening

Date:
28th November 2019

open until 8pm

What to Expect:

Our Festive fizz night is back!

28th November, fizz and 10 % discount as you enjoy an festive themed evening buying your early Christmas presents.

Look forward to welcoming you on the night

Venue:
Linghams book shop

Tickets:
£free

discount and fizz

2nd December 2019 Sophie Kinsella

Date:
2nd December 2019

6.30 for 7PM start

What to Expect:

WE are thrilled to welcome Sophie Kinsella back for a festive evening.

Mulled wine , mince pies and chat with Sophie!

Sophie’s introduction

I’m thrilled to be returning to the world of Becky Bloomwood and can’t wait to share the next instalment of her story with you. Becky is so close to my heart and I can’t believe it’s been twenty years since she first popped into my mind, credit card and shopping bags in hand!

When I meet readers I’m often asked ‘when’s the next Shopaholic book coming’ and it feels great to finally be able to say… ‘Becky’s back!’

Tickets are £15 and are redeemable against the book on the evening

Venue:
Linghams book shop

248 Telegraph Road

Tickets:
£15.00

redeemable against the book

14th January 2020 Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Date:
14th January 2020

6.30 for 7PM start

What to Expect:

Linghams is thrilled to be welcoming Dr Rangan Chatterjee back to The Wirral

 

14th January at Neston Cricket Club.

 

Tickets £16.99 inc a copy of the book

£10.00 * redeemable against the book.

Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life Dr Rangan Chatterjee

'One of the most influential doctors in the country' Chris Evans

‘Trying to be healthy can be overwhelming – what if it all it took to make a real difference was 5 minutes of your day?’

If you’ve ever started an intensive plan only to stop days, weeks or months later, or struggled to prioritise your health, it’s not your fault – behavioural science shows that most plans simply aren’t built to last.

Feel Better in 5 is the first daily 5 minute plan that is easy to maintain, easy-to-follow and requires only the smallest amount of willpower.
Drawing on Dr Rangan Chatterjee's twenty years of experience and real-life case studies from his GP practice, Feel Better in 5 is your daily plan for a happier, healthier you at no extra cost.

Top tips, tricks and lifestyle tweaks from the book include:  A strength workout that you can do anywhere  Gut-boosting snacks you can eat on the go  Yoga moves to relax and stay supple  Breathing exercises to calm the mind


Feel Better in 5
Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life

Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Author Biography: Dr Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK. A practising GP for the last two decades and resident BBC Breakfast doctor, Dr Chatterjee wants to inspire people to transform their health through making small, sustainable changes to their lifestyles. Leading the charge on how healthcare and medicine is understood in the UK, Dr Chatterjee most recently co-created a lifestyle medicine course with the Royal College of GPs, that has now been delivered to over 400 GPs and health care professionals.

 

Venue:
Neston Cricket Club

Station Road Parkgate Wirral

Tickets:
£16.99 and 10.00

includes book and redeemable

30th January 2020 Sophie Hannah

Date:
30th January 2020

6.30 pm for 7pm start

What to Expect:

Sophie Hannah Queen of Crime is coming to Linghams .

 

30th January 6.30 for 7pm

 

Crime and win evening

 

“Haven’t they Grown”

 

Tickets £10 * redeemable against the book

 

A woman who is having a look at her ex-best friend’s grand house sees her get out of the car with her two children.  Thomas and Emily were 5 and 3 when Beth last saw them. 12 years later, they are still 5 and 3 now.  Beth is drawn into dark and disturbing secrets when she tries to find out: why haven’t they grown

 

The Times called Sophie Hannah ‘one of the great unmissables of the genre’. Sophie is an internationally bestselling crime-writing superstar, having been translated into 49 languages and published in 51 countries, with her books selling millions of copies worldwide. Her new novel Haven’t They Grown takes a seemingly impossible situation, and takes the reader on a twisty jigsaw journey appealing to the reader’s inner puzzle-solver, which ends with a dark, credible and satisfying resolution.

 

 

Aside from being the ‘Queen of psychological suspense’ Sophie is also a bestselling poet who has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE and A- level. Sophie has also created a Master’s Degree in Crime and Thriller Writing at the University of Cambridge, of which she is the main teacher and Course Director. She is also the founder of the Dream Author coaching programme for writers. She lives in Cambridge, where she is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College.

Venue:
Linghams book shop

248 Telegraph Road

Tickets:
£10.00

wine and is redeemable against the book.

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