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Max’s Walking Book Club – John McPhee – The Pine Barrens

Sunday 28th October at 11:30am

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Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss ‘The Pine Barrens’ by John McPhee. The Pine Barrens are so close to New York that on a very clear night a bright light in the pines would be visible from the Empire State Building. New Jersey is one of the most […]

Author Talk – Anne Sebba – Les Parisiennes

Wednesday 28th November at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with renowned historian Anne Sebba as she discusses her critically acclaimed book ‘Les Parisiennes’. Winner of the Franco-British Society Book Prize 2016 Echoes of the past continually resonate in modern-day France, because what happened here in the 1940s has left scars of such depth that many have not yet healed. […]

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Author Talk – Susan Grossey – The Sam Plank Mysteries

Wednesday 10th October at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with local author Susan Grossey as she discusses her entertaining ‘Sam Plank Mystery’ Series. It is 1824, and trust in the virtual money of the day – new paper financial instruments – is so fragile that anyone forging them is sent to the scaffold. So why would one of London’s […]

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MAX’S WALKING BOOK CLUB – ‘FAMILY LEXICON’ BY NATALIA GINZBURG

Sunday 30th September at 11:30am

Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss ‘Family Lexicon’ by Natalia Ginzburg. ‘The places, events and people are all real. I have invented nothing.’ Natalia Ginzburg wrote her masterful autobiographical novel Family Lexiconwhile living in London in the 1960s. Homesick for her Italian family, she summoned them in this celebration […]

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Author Talk – Ted Powell – King Edward VIII: An American Life

Wednesday 12th September at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with historian Ted Powell as he discusses his new book ‘King Edward VIII: An American Life’. Before he fell in love with Wallis Simpson, Edward VIII had fallen in love with America. As a young Prince of Wales, Edward witnessed the birth of the American century at the end of […]

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Author Talk – James Henry – Yellowhammer

Wednesday 5th September at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with Crime writer James Henry as he discusses his new book, ‘Yellowhammer’. July 1983, Essex. Fox Farm is, thanks to two corpses, neither picturesque nor peaceful. The body in its kitchen belongs to eminent historian Christopher Cliff, who has taken his own life with an antique shotgun. The second, found […]

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MAX’S WALKING BOOK CLUB – ‘CASSANDRA AT THE WEDDING’ BY DOROTHY BAKER

Sunday 2nd September at 11:30am

Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss ‘Cassandra at the Wedding’ by Dorothy Baker. I am not, at heart, a jumper. I think I knew all the time I was sizing up the bridge that the strong possibility was I’d attend my sister’s wedding. Cassandra Edwards is driving home […]

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AUTHOR TALK – SIMON EDGE – THE HURTLE OF HELL

Wednesday 22nd August at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with author Simon Edge as he discusses his new novel ‘The Hurtle of Hell’. “A sparkling mixture of domestic and celestial comedy. A conflicted gay man meets his bungling creator in an ingenious take on It’s A Wonderful Life” – Michael Arditti When gay, pleasure-seeking Stefano Cartwright is almost killed by […]

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AUTHOR TALK – HELEN CULLEN – The Lost Letters of William Woolf

Monday 20th August at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with acclaimed debut novelist Helen Cullen as she discusses he new novel ‘The Lost Letters of William Woolf’. Lost letters have only one hope for survival . . . Inside the Dead Letters Depot in East London, William Woolf is one of thirty letter detectives who spend their days solving […]

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MAX’S WALKING BOOK CLUB – ‘THE SQUARE AND THE TOWER’ BY NIALL FERGUSON

Sunday 5th August at 11:30am

Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss ‘The Square and the Tower’ by Niall Ferguson. ‘Silicon Valley needed a history lesson and Ferguson has provided it.’ – Eric Schmidt What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From the global bestselling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this […]

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Author Talk – Tessa West – Lady Sue Ryder of Warsaw

Monday 16th July at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with Biographer Tessa West. On 9 Feb Tessa introduced her biography on Woman’s Hour. Listen to the interview here. “She was obviously quite a feisty young woman, she lied about her age to join the FANYs … She did seem to leave her own foundation under a bit of a cloud .. […]

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MAX’S WALKING BOOK CLUB – ‘MEN WITHOUT WOMEN’ BY HARUKI MURAKAMI

Sunday 1st July at 11:30am

Tickets £8.99, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss ‘Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami. I find writing novels a challenge, writing stories a joy. If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden. Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers […]