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Max’s Walking Book Club – ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney

Sunday 26th May at 11:30am

Join other book lovers for a walk in the fields of Saffron Walden to discuss Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’. No ticket needed and no need to reserve a place – friends, dogs and children all welcome. We’ll be setting off from the shop at 11.30 am for about an hour’s walk. Marianne is the young, affluent, intellectual […]

How to Write a Book with Edward Docx

Tuesday 18th June at 6:30pm

Tickets £10.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in the shop.

Tickets are £12 each and include a free copy of ‘Let Go My Hand’ by Ed Docx. Do you have a story that you’d like to tell? Have you ever thought of becoming an author? Do you have lots of good ideas that you’d like to craft into something a bit more substantial? Join award-winning […]

An author talk with Janet Todd – ‘Jane Austen’s Sandition’

Monday 24th June at 6:30pm

Tickets £3.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in the shop.

Join us for an evening with internationally renowned novelist and academic Professor Janet Todd; where she will discuss her latest book on ‘Jane Austen’s Sandtion’. Sanditon is Jane Austen’s last novel, unfinished when she died in 1817. A comedy, it continues the strain of burlesque and caricature she wrote as a teenager and in private […]

An author talk with Claire Fuller – ‘Bitter Orange’

Wednesday 26th June at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with internationally renowned award-winning novelist Claire Fuller; where she will be discussing her latest book ‘Bitter Orange’. ‘A compulsive page-turner. Fuller creates an atmosphere of simmering menace with all the assurance of a latter-day Daphne du Maurier’ The Times Frances Jellico is dying. A man who calls himself the vicar visits, […]

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An author talk with George Szirtes – ‘The Photographer at Sixteen’

Tuesday 21st May at 6:30pm

Tickets £3.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

Join us for an evening with Poet and Translator George Szirtes, as he discusses his new biography of his mother Magda Szirtes, ‘The Photographer at Sixteen’. A poet’s memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, and through a tumultuous period of European history – a tender and yet unsparing autobiographical journey. In July […]

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Nursing Through the Years: Care and Compassion at the Royal London Hospital – An author talk with Sue Boase

Thursday 16th May at 6:30pm

Tickets £3.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

Join us for an evening with Sue Boase as she discusses her new book, ‘Nursing Through the Years: Care and Compassion at the Royal London Hospital’ Nursing has always been a challenging but rewarding profession. As part of the core healthcare team, nurses take responsibility for the care they provide to patients, displaying both compassion […]

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An author talk with Rupert Wieloch – ‘Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners: The British Soldiers Deceived in the Russian Civil War’

Thursday 9th May at 6:30pm

Tickets £3.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

Join us for an evening with Senior British Commander Veteran Rupert Wieloch, as he discusses his new book ‘Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners’. Churchill’s Secret Prisoners tells the previously suppressed story of fifteen British prisoners captured during the Russian civil war. The Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 seriously compromised the Allied war effort. That threat rather than an […]

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A local author talk with Peter Aylmer – ‘A Cicerone Guide to Walking in Essex’

Thursday 25th April at 6:30pm

Tickets £3.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.

Join us for an evening with local author Peter Aylmer, as he discusses the revised edition of his Cicerone Guide ‘Walking in Essex’. With ancient forests, an abundance of green lanes, acres of rolling downland and 350 miles of coastline, much of it home to important bird reserves, Essex has more to offer than many […]

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An author talk with Kate Mascarenhas – ‘The Psychology of Time Travel’

Wednesday 24th April 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 Kate Mascarenhas, as she discusses her new book ‘The Psychology of Time Travel’. ‘A time travel murder mystery from a brilliantly original new voice. Genre-defying … Witty and inventive’ – The Guardian 1967 Four female scientists invent a time travel machine. But then one of them […]

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An author talk with Caroline Elton – ‘Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors’

Monday 15th April at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with psychologist Dr Caroline Elton, as she discusses her new book ‘Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors’. Doctors are the people we turn to in our darkest moments. We trust them with our lives. But what does that stress do to a person? What does it take to confront […]

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An Author Talk with Johann Hari – Lost Connections

Wednesday 6th February at 6:30pm

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

We are delighted to present a very special Author Talk to begin our 2019 series of events. Writer and journalist Johann Hari, will be discussing his bestselling book on how to improve our mental health, ‘Lost Connections’. From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about […]

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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-store.

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

Sunday 28th October at 11:30am

Free Entry

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 […]

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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 […]