Forthcoming Events

21st November 2017 Sir Tony Robinson

Date:
21st November 2017

7 for 7.30

What to Expect:

Linghams Booksellers are thrilled to be welcoming Tony back for an adult event this time!!

Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-sized pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder.

It wasn't all plain sailing though. Along the way he was bullied by Steve Marriott, failed to impress Liza Minnelli and was pushed into a stinking London dock by John Wayne. He also entertained us with Maid Marion and Her Merry Men  (which he wrote and starred in) and coped manfully when locked naked outside a theatre in Lincoln during the live tour of comedy seriesÂWho Dares Wins. He presented  Time Team  for twenty years, watching countless gardens ruthlessly dug up in the name of archaeology, and risked life and limb filming The Worst Jobs in History.

Packed full of incident and insight, No Cunning Plan is a funny, self-deprecating and always entertaining read.

Tickets include a signed paperback .

Venue:
Bushell Hall, Birkenhead School

Oxton CH43 2JD

Tickets:
£standard £14 couple £20

Signed paperback

24th November 2017 Phillip Pullman

Date:
24th November 2017

10 am

What to Expect:


We are so excited about this!


Phillip Pullman will be signing copies of his latest book DUST.
This is a ticketed event ONLY and it includes a copy of his latest book
Tickets £20.00. Entry only by ticket. Limited number of spaces.  

Call 0151 342 7290

Venue:
Linghams

Tickets:
£20

Copy of his latest book Dust

27th November 2017 local authors Meg Parkes & Geoff Gill

Date:
27th November 2017

6.30 for 7pm start

What to Expect:

An evening with local authors Meg Parkes and Geoff Gill

tickets £5 redeemable against the book

The 'Death Railway' was very well named. More correctly called the Burma or Thai-Burma Railway, it was a major project during Allied Far East imprisonment under the Japanese. Over 60,000 prisoners worked on its construction, the majority of whom were British, and some 20 per cent died before release in 1945. Working conditions were appalling, the climate inhospitable, and food supplies grossly inadequate, making the POWs terribly vulnerable to a plethora of tropical infections and syndromes of malnutrition. No medical care was given by their Japanese captors, and it fell to the Allied POW doctors and medical orderlies to treat the sick, which they did with little in the way of medical equipment or drugs. However, with remarkable ingenuity and inventiveness they dealt with recurrent attacks of malaria and dysentery, as well as tropical ulcers and beriberi, and devastating epidemics of cholera. Their efforts undoubtedly saved hundreds of lives. This revealing book presents for the first time an in-depth analysis of the medical crisis in the Allied prisoner of war (POW) camps on the Thai-Burma Railway, between 1942 and 1945.While it is written mainly from a British perspective, the authors acknowledge the contributions made by the many different nationalities of medical staff working together. Burma Railway Medicine is the result of a long post-war collaboration between the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and British ex-Far East POWs.

Venue:
Linghams

Tickets:
£5

redeemable against the book

11th December 2017 michael ODell

Date:
11th December 2017

6.30 for 7 PM start

What to Expect:

 tale of loving, living and surviving rock music

Michael Odell is a rock music writer who takes his responsibility as cultural gatekeeper seriously; he asks rock stars the forbidden questions to discover whether they âre worthy of readers admiration.

But after interviewing Mick Jagger and Keith Richards â two of the ˜Big Six  icons “ Michael is depressed. He has a public meltdown while chaperoning Oasis at an awards ceremony; he's lost joy in his bathroom full of rock n roll memorabilia; and his young son is in trouble at school for emulating rock star behaviour.

Reluctantly Michael consults Mrs Henckel, a no-nonsense therapist with zero experience of pop culture. As Michael addresses his feelings about the past, in particular his failed teenage band, Mental Elf, he's forced to confront the question: is it finally time to grow up and forget rock n roll? 

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road

Tickets:
£7

welcome drink

13th December 2017 Robin Ince

Date:
13th December 2017

e.g. Doors open at 3:00pm for 3:30pm start

What to Expect:

We are super excited to welcome Robin Ince to Heswall talking all things Infinite Monkey Cage 

Robin Ince and Professor Brian Cox are writing an Infinite Monkey Cage book.

Entitled How To Build A Universe, the volume will be co-written with Alexandra Feachem, the producer of their Radio 4 show.

Publisher William Collins calls the book ˜an irreverent celebration of scientific marvels “ a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms."

Robin Ince was in a far less successful band than Brian Cox called The Reg Gutteridge Experience. Their songs have not been used by any political party as an anthem, not even ˜The Hornsey Axe Murderer.. As well as shows about science he does podcasts about angry music with Michael Legge (Vitriola) and The Book Shambles Podcast with Josie Long. He has sometimes received awards for his stand-up which is about stuffed goats in galleries and Kurt Vonnegut. He lost a round of Just a Minute after saying ˜ allo allo" when his brain needed a reference to a sitcom. Paul Merton was gleeful. He has also edited two anthologies of horror stories by comedians called Dead Funny. He is best known for presenting The Infinite Monkey Cage with Brian Cox on BBC Radio 4.

Tickets £7 redeemable against the book.

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall

Tickets:
£7.00

Redeemable against his book

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