Forthcoming Events

25th September 2017 Salley Vickers

Date:
25th September 2017

6.30 for 7PM start

What to Expect:

An evening with Salley Vickers talking about her book "Cousins"

Brilliant and mercurial Will Tye suffers a life changing accident. The terrible event ripples through three generations of the complex and eccentric Tye family, bringing to light old tragedies and dangerous secrets. Each member of the family holds some clue to the chain of events which may have led to the accident and each holds themselves to blame. Most closely affected is Will's cousin Cecelia, whose affinity with Will leaves her most vulnerable to his suffering and whose own life is for ever changed by how she will respond to it.

Told through the eyes of three women close to Will, his sister, his grandmother and his aunt, Cousins is a novel weaving darkness and light which takes us from the outbreak of World War Two to the present day, exploring the recurrence of tragedy, the nature of trangression, and the limits of morality and love.

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall

Tickets:
£7.00

Welcome drink on arrival

26th September 2017 Robert Harris

Date:
26th September 2017

e.g. Doors open at 7PM for 7.30 start

What to Expect:

Book signing with Robert Harris


Tickets :

Standard £20 (inc signed copy of Munich)
Couple tickets £30 (admits 2 people inc one signed copy of Munich).
Eventbrite (online charges may be incurred)
0151 342 7290

Doors open 7 for 730 start.
Tickets on sale from 14th August.
Eventbrite or shop.


FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF
FATHERLAND, CONCLAVE AND AN OFFICER AND A SPY

ROBERT HARRIS
MUNICH

Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace.

The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there.

Munich.


As Chamberlain’s plane judders over the Channel and the Führer’s train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own.

Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain’s private secretaries; Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven’t seen one another since they were last in Munich six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again.

When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray?

Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?

Another breathtaking spy-thriller from the pen of the unsurpassable Robert Harris, MUNICH is about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal, filled with real-life characters – Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini, Daladier – and events that changed histo

Venue:
Thornton Manor

Thornton Hough wirral

Tickets:
£20 - 30

Standard inc copy of Munich Couple tic admits 2 inc copy of Munich

30th September 2017 Rob Keeley

Date:
30th September 2017

2 Pm start

What to Expect:

Rob launches his new book "High Spirits "

Meet Rob at 2PM signing copies of his new book.

It’s been two years since Ellie last spoke to Edward.  She thinks she’s left the spirit world behind.  But the spirits won’t take no for an answer... When Ellie’s Mum returns to Inchwood Manor, Ellie finds herself going too... and is transported back to the 1930s, discovering a plot to impersonate the King of England. With the Second World War coming, and the first evil spirits starting to escape into the mortal world, Ellie is fighting alongside some unexpected allies... Rob Keeley is back with High Spirits, the fourth instalment in his multi-award-listed Spiritsseries.  The series allows young people to learn more about other times, as well as the time in which they live.     

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall

Tickets:
£Free

30th September 2017 Story Explorers "The Scarecrows Wedding"

Date:
30th September 2017

e.g. Doors10.00AM

What to Expect:

STORYTIME with Story Explorers " The Scarecrows Wedding".

Places limited , listen to a story and help build a scarecrow with the fabulous Story  Explorers.

Tickets FREE

Venue:
Linghams

Tickets:
£FREE

Story time and building a scarecrow

2nd October 2017 Adam Kay

Date:
2nd October 2017

doors open 7 for 730 start

What to Expect:

Everything you ever wanted to know about being a junior doctor, and more than a few things you’ll probably wish you really didn’t

Imagine if David Sedaris had spent six years training as a junior doctor or if Do No Harm was turned into stand-up comedy. Meet Adam Kay and the funniest book ever written about the NHS.

This is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice, hilarity, horror and maddening bureaucracy. You will learn more than you ever wanted to about some horrific injuries (look away from page 19 if you're squeamish) and feel even more impassioned about the everyday heroism of NHS staff and the grim insanity of the government's war on their contracts.

Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010 and kept a diary throughout. He is now an awardwinning comedian and writer for TV and film and has over 20 million YouTube hits as a musician and performer.

Ticket redeemable against his book

Includes welcome drink.

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall

Tickets:
£10

Redeemable against the book. Welcome drink included.

4th October 2017 Peter Stanford interviewed by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Date:
4th October 2017

Doors open 6.30 for 7pm start

What to Expect:

We welcome the author of Martin Luther in conversation with Frank Cottrell Boyce

A new appraisal of theological firebrand Martin Luther, on the 500th anniversary of the religious revolution he triggered - the Protestant Reformation.

'A compelling biography of one of the greatest men of the modern age. Stanford is particularly brilliant on the tensions inside Luther's private and spiritual life. This is a very fine book, written with a flourish.' Melvyn Bragg

The 31st of October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther pinning his 95 'Theses' - or reform proposals - to the door of his local university church in Wittenberg. Most scholars now agree that the details of this eye-catching gesture are more legend than hammer and nails, but what is certainly true is that on this day (probably in a letter to his local Archbishop in Mainz), the Augustinian Friar and theologian issued an outspokenly blunt challenge to his own Catholic Church to reform itself from within - especially over the sale of 'indulgences' - which ultimately precipitated a huge religious and political upheaval right across Europe and divided mainstream Christianity ever after.

A new, popular biography from journalist Peter Stanford, looking at Martin Luther from within his Catholic context, examining his actual aims for Catholicism as well as his enduring legacy - and where he might fit within the church today.

'Peter Stanford makes the life of Luther into a thrilling narrative, told from a modern Catholic perspective' Antonia Fraser

Venue:
Linghams

Tickets:
£7

welcome drink

10th October 2017 Kaite Walsh

Date:
10th October 2017

e.g. Doors 7 for 7.30 start

What to Expect:

A gripping new historical crime series set in the underworld of Victorian Edinburgh, featuring medical student-turned-detective Sarah Gilchrist, for fans of Sarah Waters and Antonia Hodgson.

It is 1892, and the backstreets of Edinburgh are rife with disease. Sarah's journey into medicine has been chequered: she's left London and scandal behind her, and embarked on a career that neither her family, nor the male students she encounters in the bastions of Edinburgh's university is happy about. But what Sarah hasn't anticipated is the hostility of her fellow female doctors. No-one is accepting of a fallen woman.

Then Sarah discovers the battered corpse of one of her own patients in the dissecting rooms, and she is drawn into a murky underworld of bribery, brothels and body snatchers - and a confrontation with her own past. Even in medicine, Sarah realises, success comes at a price.
Both a thrilling tale of murder and a brilliant evocation of the murky underworld of 1890s Edinburgh, Kaite Welsh illuminates the harsh realities of life as a Victorian woman, while introducing us to an unforgettable heroine in Sarah Gilchrist.

The author is an Edinburgh based journalist and critic.  Writes for the Daily Telegraph and is on BBC radio 4 Woman's Hour. 
Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£7

redeemable against the book and inc welcome drink.

16th October 2017 Meet the Pukkas

Date:
16th October 2017

6.30 for 7.000pm start

What to Expect:

We are thrilled to welcome both Mother Pukka and her hubby Papa Pukka for a fabulous event in conjunction with Parentfolk.

Meet The Pukkas. Mother Pukka (aka Anna Whitehouse) and Papa Pukka (aka Matt Farquharson) began blogging and vlogging their parenting experiences two years ago and have become a lifeline for parents everywhere. Their hilarious podcast, Dirty Mother Pukka, debuted at number 3 in the UK podcast charts this summer and they have more than 130,000 followers on social media.      Part memoir and part guide, Parenting the Sh*t Out of Life is the first parenting book to tell the story from both the mother’s and the father’s perspective. In this dual narrative, each chapter is written half by Anna and half by Matt, revealing the highs, lows and hilarity of the modern parenting experience.   From the heartbreaking loss of miscarriage to their campaign for more flexible working for UK parents, to picking your partner, bonking with intent (getting pregnant) and the realities of splashdown (the birth), this is a book the tackles the light and dark of parenting and relationships, and will make tears and laughter flow in equal measure.   The Mother Pukka portal www.motherpukka.co.uk uses humour and cold reality to explain the pressure of sharing your life and home with tiny humans, helping tens of thousands to feel less self critical and more connected.  Anna and Matt offer reassurance, support and inspiration. Their motto – ‘parenting the shit out of life’ – has become a familiar phrase on social media, hashtagged more than 33,000 times by their loyal and growing fanbase.   Mother Pukka, aka Anna Whitehouse, was a creative copywriter for The L’Oreal Group before becoming a full time vlogger in 2015. Papa Pukka, aka Matt Farquharson, is a journalist and editor.  They married in 2010 and together they have two children; Mae who is 4 and Eve who is 2 weeks old.  

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£8

redeemable off the book

19th October 2017 Rosie Millard

Date:
19th October 2017

e.g. open 7 for 7.30 pm start

What to Expect:

We welcome Rosie back to Linghams!!

Following the residents of a North London upper middle classic residential square as they leave behind N1 and go in search of fun and sunshine in Spain, where they end up staying in a villa next door to the secret location of a Celebrity Big Brother style reality television show. What could possibly go wrong?

Rosie Millard is a journalist, writer and broadcaster. She was the BBC Arts Correspondent for ten years, since then she has been a profile writer at The Sunday Times, columnist for The Independent, arts editor of The New Statesman, theatre critic and feature writer. She makes TV and radio documentaries and appears as a commentator for a number of national TV shows. She is Chair of Hull City of Culture 2017.

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£7

welcome drink

26th October 2017 EFC Everton an Oral History

Date:
26th October 2017

e.g. Doors doors open 6.30 for 7PM

What to Expect:

Calling all EFC fans, author and special guest will be appearing.
tickets £7 redeemable against the book.


It is known as The School of Science, a pioneering institution from the game's inception as a professional sport through to the advent of the Premier League. It is known too as The People's Club, an institution that in football's globalised and money strewn era has managed to retain a distinct local identity and whose fans see themselves as a distinct tribe. It is a club where legends of the game bestrode the hallowed turf of its world famous stadium, Goodison Park: from Fred Geary and Jack Taylor to Dixie Dean and Tommy Lawton; Alex Young, Alan Ball and Howard Kendall to Neville Southall, Graeme Sharp and modern icons, like Romelu Lukaku. It is Everton Football Club: unmistakeable, unique, unforgettable. Yet the inner life of Everton Football Club is veiled in mystique. Only a select few partake in the sensitive discussions of running a club or the casual banter of the training ground or dressing room. While there is a shared experience in the stadium, altered perceptions of a club's highs and lows live on in the hearts and minds of all the protagonists: players, managers, supporters and other witnesses to the team's fortunes.  As Everton enter their 140th year, Faith of Our Families: Everton, An Oral History tells the story of the club through the voices of the people who made the institution one of the most revered in world football. Assiduously curated by award winning author, James Corbett, and told in the words of the people who made it great, Faith of Our Families: Everton, An Oral History offers a front row seat to the highs and lows of the club. Featuring more than 100 original interviews with the club's players, managers, fans and administrators, Faith of Our Families: Everton, An Oral History offers an unparalleled and unprecedented insight into the club's story

Venue:
Linghams

248 telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£7

redeemable against the book

6th November 2017 Julian Norton

Date:
6th November 2017

7 for 7.30pm start

What to Expect:

Love animals?  Do not miss our fabulous event with Channel 5 Yorkshire Vet Julian Norton

A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons, Julian recounts more inspirational tales from his life, the animals he has treated and the people he has met. This book is an inspiration for anyone who loves animals as well as those who dream of becoming a vet.

Julian Norton qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1996. He has spent most of his working life in his beloved North Yorkshire.

In 2015, Skeldale Veterinary Centre was involved with filming the Channel 5 television series  The Yorkshire Vet, in which Julian has the title role.

Outside of work, Julian is a keen triathlete and ski mountaineer. He has represented team GB at age-group level for both middle-distance triathlon and long-course duathlon. He is currently training to compete in a team for the major ski mountaineering race, La Patrouille des Glaciers, which traverses the high peaks of Switzerland.

He is married to Anne, also a veterinary surgeon, and has two sons, Jack and Archie, a Jack Russell terrier called Emmy, and two guinea pigs called Sparkle and Shine.

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£7.00

redeemable against his book

9th November 2017 Rick Stein

Date:
9th November 2017

12.00 for 12.30Pm start

What to Expect:

2015 saw Rick embark on a culinary trip from Venice to Istanbul, exploring Italy, Greece, Croatia and Turkey on route. 2016 was all about spending a Long Weekend in some of his favourite European cities, like Berlin, Reykjavik, Palermo and Vienna.

Moving on to 2017, and Rick has been filming his latest BBC TV adventure, due to air in a six-part series in the autumn, documenting the food and culture from San Francisco in California down to Oaxaca in Mexico. Rick Stein's Road to Mexico is inspired by a journey that he made in late 60's, so expect to hear lots of nostalgic tales of how the countries have changed over the years and how the food has developed. It will be classic Rick  vibrant dishes, travel tips and a dash of art and culture thrown in for good measures.  The book accompanying the series will be available for this event.

Venue:
Thornton Hall hotel and Spa

Thornton Hough Wirral

Tickets:
£15.00

book on sale at £15 on the day with your ticket (RRP 26)

14th November 2017 Prof Steph Harding

Date:
14th November 2017

6.30 for 7 PM start

What to Expect:

look who is back with his new book!!

This was a sell out last time! Do not miss out!!  

All things Vikings and Wirral!

Venue:
Linghams

248 telegraph Road

Tickets:
£5.00

welcome drink

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