Past Events

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15th April 2014 Afternoon with Tess Gerritsen

Date:
15th April 2014

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

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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