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AUTHOR TALK – SALLEY VICKERS – THE LIBRARIAN

Tuesday 26th June at 6:30pm

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

Join acclaimed novelist Salley Vickers as she discusses her new book ‘The Librarian’. A charmingly subversive novel about a library in 1950s England, by the acclaimed author of The Cleaner of Chartres Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, moves to East Mole, a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job as a […]

Author Talk – Helen Bellany – The Restless Wave: My Two Lives with John Bellany

Wednesday 27th June at 6:30pm

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

Helen Bellany, twice married to the artist John Bellany, recalls their lives together in Scotland, London, and Italy, John’s rise from poverty and obscurity to worldwide recognition, and the human cost inherent in creating great art. The sea was in both their hearts and in John’s work from its earliest stages. From there, he deepened […]

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 the shop.

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 […]

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 the shop.

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 .. […]

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 the shop.

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 […]

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 the shop.

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 – Artists of Great Bardfield – Janet Dyson

Wednesday 20th June at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with Author and local historian, Janet Dyson. ‘Artists of Great Bardfield’ is a book that takes a look at the lives of the artists who worked and lived in the village of Great Bardfield during the middle years of the twentieth century.

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Author Talk – Ruth Nieman – The Galilean Cookbook

Wednesday 6th June at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with food writer Ruth Nieman as she discusses her cookery book ‘The Galilean Cookbook. This is a cookbook with a difference, The Galilean Kitchen takes you on a journey from the land to the plate, replicating the rich cultural flavours of the Arabic communities of the Galilee in Northern Israel. […]

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Max’s Walking Book Club – ‘Fools and Mortals’ by Bernard Cornwell

Sunday 3rd June at 11:30am

Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss Bernard Cornwell’s Fools and Mortals. A dramatic departure for the #1 bestseller. A gripping story of rivalry and ambition, loyalty and love set in the heart of Elizabethan England. `With all the vivid history that is his trademark, Bernard Cornwell transports the readers […]

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Author Talk – James Hall – The Industry of Human Happiness

Wednesday 30th May at 6:30pm

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

Join debut novelist James Hall as he discusses his new book ‘The Industry of Human Happiness’. A tale of love, murder and obsession in the early days of the gramophone Set in the murky backstage world of late Victorian theatreland, The Industry of Human Happiness is about the obsessive characters who dreamed of bringing recorded music to the […]

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Author Talk – Rupert Wieloch – Russia and the West

Wednesday 16th May at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with former Senior British Military Commander Rupert Wieloch. In 2018, the relationship between Russia and the West has returned to what many commentators describe as the Second Cold War. This has led people to ask whether permanent peace between the Great Powers is achievable in the modern era. In his […]

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Max’s Walking Book Club – Maja Lunde’s – The History of Bees

Sunday 6th May at 11:30am

Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss Maja Lunde’s The History of Bees. n the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees – and […]

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Author Talk – Jojo Moyes – Still Me

Thursday 26th April at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with world renowned novelist Jojo Moyes. Lou Clark is back in Jojo Moyes’ brand new novel Still Me, follow-up to the Number One international bestsellers Me Before You and After You. Lou Clark knows too many things . . .She knows how many miles lie between her new home in […]

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Max’s Walking Book Club – Sally Rooney – Conversations with Friends

Sunday 8th April at 11:30am

Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss Sally Rooney’s ‘Conversations with Friends’. Winner of the 2017 Sunday Times/Peters Fraser Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award Frances, Bobbi, Nick and Melissa ask each other endless questions. As their relationships unfold, in person and online, they discuss sex and friendship, art […]

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Author Talk – Neil Gibb – The Participation Revolution

Wednesday 28th March at 6:30pm

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

Join us for an evening with author Neil Gibb as he discusses his new book ‘The Participation Revolution’. How to ride the waves of change in a terrifyingly turbulent world. It can at times feel like everything is falling apart. And there is a reason for this. It really is. In the next ten or twenty years, […]

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Max’s Walking Book Club – Gail Honeyman – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Sunday 4th March at 11:30am

Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss Gail Honeyman’s ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’. Winner of the 2017 Costa Book Awards First Novel Award When people ask me what I do – taxi drivers, dental hygienists – I tell them I work in an office. In almost nine years, no […]