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AUTHOR TALK AT HART’S BOOKS – ADRIAN CRISP – ‘Colonel Belchamps’s Battlefied Tour’

Thursday 25th January at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in the shop.

Join local author Adrian Crisp as he discusses his new novel ‘Colonel Belchamp’s Battlefield Tour’. It is May 1964. Devastated by the death of his small son, James Butland returns to the 1940 battlefields in France where he served as an 18 year old in the defence of Calais protecting the western flank of the […]

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Max’s Walking Book Club – Bernard MacLaverty – Midwinter Break

Sunday 4th February at 11:30am

Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss Bernard MacLaverty’s ‘Midwinter Break’. Bernard MacLaverty’s first novel for sixteen years is a tour-de-force from a master of the genre. A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly to Amsterdam for a midwinter break. A holiday to refresh the senses, to see the […]

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Barbara Segall – Secret Gardens of East Anglia

Wednesday 6th December at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

We’re thrilled to announce that Barbara Segall will be coming to Hart’s Books to speak about her new book ‘Secret Gardens of East Anglia’. The big skies and the extraordinary light of East Anglia make it unlike anywhere else in Britain, and offer the most amazing natural conditions in which to create gardens. The twenty-two gardens […]

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Max’s Walking Book Club – Naomi Alderman – The Power

Sunday 3rd December at 11:30am

Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss Naomi Alderman’s The Power. She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge blast right into the centre of his body. The rivulets and streams of red scarring run across his chest and up around his […]

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Stephen McGann – Author Talk

Monday 20th November at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

We’re delighted to announce that Stephen McGann will be coming to Hart’s Books to speak about his new book ‘Flesh and Blood’. His family survived famine-ravaged Ireland in the 1850s. His ancestors settled in poverty-rife Victorian Liverpool, working to survive and thrive. Some of them became soldiers serving in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. […]

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Jan Mennell – Author Talk at Hart’s Books

Thursday 9th November at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

‘Waiting for Charlie’ Recently retired community midwife, Jan Menell, has written and published her first novel, Waiting for Charlie, about rural life and village affairs during her time in Littlebury Green. Her editorial debut tells how Maggie Edwards, a midwife, and her boyfriend, Robert Groves escape to the country to experience the challenges of rural […]

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Max’s Walking Book Club – Mick Herron – Slow Horses

Sunday 29th October at 10:00am

Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss Mick Herron’s Slow Horses. You don’t stop being a spook just because you’re no longer in the game. Welcome to Slough House, Regent’s Park, a graveyard for members of the intelligence service no longer in the game – the slow horses. A […]

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Alexander McCall Smith – Author Talk at Hart’s Books

Wednesday 4th October at 1:30pm

Tickets ££5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

An afternoon with Alexander McCall Smith is always an occassion not to be missed. Join us for a delightful opportunity to catch up with Bertie’s travails at 44 Scotland Street, the happenings of Mma Ramotswe, and the other wonderful characters that people his richly imagined world.

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Lizzie Collingham – Author Talk at Hart’s Books

Wednesday 27th September at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

The Hungry Empire: How Britain’s Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World The glamorous daughter of an African chief shares a pineapple with a slave trader …Surveyors in British Columbia eat tinned Australian rabbit …Diamond prospectors in Guyana prepare an iguana curry. In twenty meals The Hungry Empire tells the story of how the British […]

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Max’s Walking Book Club – Helen Dunmore – Birdcage Walk

Sunday 24th September at 11:30am

Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss Helen Dunmore’s Birdcage Walk. ‘Like all great writers who pass too young, her readers will long for the books that might have been but alongside these regrets lies a gratitude for a life spent in literature and the wonderful books that she […]

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Alex Preston – Author Talk at Hart’s Books

Thursday 7th September at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

‘A magical book: an inimitable fusion of ornithology, literary anthology and autobiography.’ Tom Holland When Alex Preston was 15, he stopped being a birdwatcher. Adolescence and the scorn of his peers made him put away his binoculars, leave behind the hides and the nature reserves and the quiet companionship of his fellow birders. His love […]

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Max’s Walking Book Club – Jane Harper – The Dry

Sunday 20th August at 10:00am

It wasn’t as though the farm hadn’t seen death before, and the blowflies didn’t discriminate. To them there was little difference between a carcass and a corpse. Who really killed the Hadler family? In the small town of Kiewarra, it hasn’t rained for two years. Swept up in the worst drought to ravage Australia in […]