Forthcoming Events

23rd February 2019 Ronnie Goodlass book signing

Date:
23rd February 2019

2pm to 4pm

What to Expect:

Look who is back EFC Legend Ronnie signing copies of his autobiography Blue Nose.

Copies of the book will be for sale on the day just turn up from 2PM to say hi!

Venue:
Linghams

Tickets:
£Free

25th February 2019 SOLD OUT Tracey Thorn

Date:
25th February 2019

6.30 for 7Pm start

What to Expect:

An evening with singer, songwriter Tracey Thorn from the band Everything But The Girl.


Tickets £14.99 inc a copy of her book.
Tickets £10.00 redeemable against the book.
Venue Linghams Bookshop, 248 Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral CH60 7SG

Tracey Thorn is a singer-songwriter and writer, best known for her seventeen years in bestselling duo Everything But The Girl. She grew up as the youngest of three children in Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, where she learned the piano, enjoyed underaged drinking, and started her first band while still at school. Since then, she has released four solo albums, one movie soundtrack, a large handful of singles and two books, including the Sunday Times bestselling memoir, Bedsit Disco Queen, and currently writes a column for the New Statesman. She lives in London, with her husband Ben Watt and their three children.

Tickets on sale now. 0151 342 7290

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral CH60 7SG

Tickets:
£14.99 and 10.00

14.99 includes a copy of the book and 10.00 is redeemable .

28th February 2019 Prof Angel Gallop

Date:
28th February 2019

6.30 for 7Pm start

What to Expect:

Prof. Angel Gallop

Non Fiction " When the Dogs Don't Bark"

By the time I arrived at the wood yard in Huddersfield on a bitterly cold night in February 1978, the body of the 18-year-old victim had already been taken to the mortuary.
__________

Never before has criminal justice rested so heavily on scientific evidence. With ever-more sophisticated and powerful techniques at their disposal, forensic scientists have an unprecedented ability to help solve even the most complex cases.

Angela Gallop has been a forensic scientist for over 40 years. After joining the Forensic Science Service, the first crime scene she attended was for a case involving the Yorkshire Ripper. As well as working on a wide range of cases in many countries around the world, she is now the most sought-after forensic scientist in the UK, where she has helped solve numerous high-profile cases, including the investigation that finally absolved the Cardiff Three the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path murders, and the killings of Stephen Lawrence, Damilola Taylor, Rachel Nickell and Roberto Calvi.

From the crime scene to the courtroom, When the Dogs Don't Bark is the remarkable story of a life spent searching for the truth.

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£7

Redeemable against either book

5th March 2019 Hallie Rubenhold

Date:
5th March 2019

6.30 for 7Pm start

What to Expect:

This is one for our historical , non fiction fans.

HALLIE RUBENHOLD is a social historian whose expertise lies in revealing the stories of previously unknown women and episodes in history. By drawing upon a wealth of formerly unseen archival material and adding a full historical context to the victims’ lives, The Fivepromises to change the narrative of these murders forever.

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London - the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.

‘A Ripper narrative that gives voice to the women he silenced; I’ve been waiting for this book for years. Beautifully written and with the grip of a thriller, it will open your eyes and break your heart.’ 
ERIN KELLY, Sunday Times bestselling author of He Said/She Said

Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers. 
What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. The person responsible was never identified, but the character created by the press to fill that gap has become far more famous than any of these five women.

For more than a century, newspapers have been keen to tell us that ‘the Ripper’ preyed on prostitutes. Not only is this untrue, as historian Hallie Rubenhold has discovered, it has prevented the real stories of these fascinating women from being told. Now, in this devastating narrative of five lives, Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, revealing a world not just of Dickens and Queen Victoria, but of poverty, homelessness and rampant misogyny. They died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time – but their greatest misfortune was to be born a woman.

'What a brilliant and necessary book' 
JO BAKER, author of Sunday Times bestselling Longbourn

Venue:
Linghams

248 telegraph Road Heswall Wirral CH60 7SG

Tickets:
£7.00

Redeemable against the book

6th March 2019 Robert Goddard

Date:
6th March 2019

7pm for 730pm start

What to Expect:

Best selling author is coming to town. 

Talk and book signing with Robert on his new book One False Move

What value can be put on a human mind?

How Joe Roberts does what he does is a mystery. He has a brain that seems able to outperform a computer. To a games company like Venstrom that promises big profits if his abilities can be properly exploited. So they send Nicole Nevinson to track him down and make him an offer too good to refuse.

But Venstrom aren’t the only people interested in Joe. His current boss, a shady businessman, is already making serious money out of Joe’s talents and isn’t going to let him go without a fight. And then there are other forces, with still darker intentions, who have their own plans for him.

Almost before she knows it, Nicole’s crossed an invisible line into a world where the game being played has rules she doesn’t understand and where no-one can help her win.

But win she must. Because the battle now isn’t just for Joe’s mind, it’s for Nicole’s life.

Venue:
Linghams bookshop

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£20 and 10

Includes book (£20) Redeemable against the book complimentary glass of wine (£10)

18th March 2019 John Lewis Stempel

Date:
18th March 2019

e.g. Doors open at 6.30 p for 7pm start

What to Expect:

We are thrilled to host an event with John Lewis Stempel and his new book

The Deep life of the Pond

The Pond. Nothing in the countryside is more humble or more valuable. It’s the moorhen’s reedy home, the frog’s ancient breeding place, the kill zone of the beautiful dragonfly. More than a hundred rare and threatened fauna and flora depend on it.
Written in gorgeous prose, Still Water tells the seasonal story of the wild animals and plants that live in and around the pond, from the mayfly larvae in the mud to the patrolling bats in the night sky above. It reflects an era before the water was polluted with chemicals and the land built on for housing, a time when ponds shone everywhere like eyes in the land, sustaining life for all, from fish to carthorse.

Still Water is a loving biography of the pond, and an alarm call on behalf of this precious but overlooked habitat. Above all, John Lewis-Stempel takes us on a remarkable journey – deep, deep down into the nature of still water.

Venue:
Linghams

248 telegraph road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£7

Redeemable against the book.

20th March 2019 Sold out An evening with Frank Turner

Date:
20th March 2019

7 for 7.30pm start

What to Expect:

An evening with Frank Turner, talk and book signing. In conversation with Ian Winwood.

Includes live performance of five songs!

Tickets £25.00 include a copy of his book. Couple tickets £35.00 admits two people and includes a copy of his book

Venue is Craxton Wood Hotel and Spa, Parkgate Road, Cheshire

Frank Turner is an English folk/punk singer-songwriter from Winchester. He was the lead singer of post-hardcore band Million Dead, before embarking on a solo career which has included headlining a sold out Wembley Arena and performing in front of millions at the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Turner has released seven solo albums as well as EPs and rarities, and has played thousands of shows across 38 countries. His sixth album, Positive Songs For Negative People, reached #2 in in the UK album charts upon release in August 2015 and his most recent album, Be More Kind, reached #3 upon release in May 2018.

Venue:
Craxton Wood Hotel and Spa

Parkgate Road Ledsham Cheshire ch66 9pb

Tickets:
£25 and 35

copy of his book

2nd April 2019 Barbara Erskine

Date:
2nd April 2019

7 for 7.30pm start

What to Expect:

How excited am I!  One of my favourite authors is coming to town!

Barbara will be in conversation , followed by a book signing .  The venue is Heswall Hall and tickets include a paperback copy of her new book Ghost Tree.  

The Ghost Tree

The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

The past is about to become the present…

Ruth has returned to Edinburgh after many years of exile. Left rootless by the death of her estranged father, she is faced with the daunting task of sorting through his possessions. Amidst the dust of her old life, Ruth discovers a hidden diary from the eighteenth century, written by her ancestor, Thomas Erskine. As she sifts through the ancient pages of the past, Ruth is pulled into a story that she can’t escape.

As the youngest son of a noble family Thomas’ life started in genteel poverty, but his extraordinary experiences propel him from the high seas to Lord Chancellor. Yet, on his journey through life, he makes a powerful enemy who hounds him to the death – and beyond.
Ruth has opened a door to the past that she can’t close, and meets a ghost in her family tree who wasn’t invited. She will have to draw upon new friends and old in what will become a battle for her very survival…

The inspiration for this book comes from Barbara's own family , find out more at your event!

Venue:
Heswall Hall

Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£12.00

Copy of the Ghost Tree (paperback)

8th April 2019 Lindsey Davis

Date:
8th April 2019

7 for 7.30pm start

What to Expect:

Friend of the shop Lindsey Davis is once more visiting Heswall with her latest book.

A Capital Death

Emperor Domitian has demanded the Senate award him a Triumph to celebrate two questionable victories. Preparations go smoothly until a key figure plunges to his death from the Capitoline Hill. It looks like suicide – until a persistent witness claims she saw him being pushed from the symbolic Tarpeian Rock. Tiberius Manlius is dragged in to sort out the truth; harassed by bureaucracy, he passes the job to Flavia Albia.

 

Albia soon learns that the dead man was an abusive swine, a dodgy official involved in scams, including one that may involve the supply of imperial purple dye. Plenty of people are delighted to be rid of him – though of course they all claim to be innocent.

 

Investigation draws her into a colourful world of carnival floats, theatrical costumes, and that smoothest of runners, the imperial Victory chariot; her suspects include augurs, an inconvenient Praetorian Guard, temple custodians – and even the Sacred Geese of Juno.  As she uncovers husbands and wives, sisters and brothers who all have something to hide, another man is thrown to his death from the rock. Now the pressure hots up to prove what is happening, lest murder at Rome’s most sacred site pollutes the Emperor’s triumph.

 

Albia promises Tiberius she won’t put herself in danger, but when the truth finally dawns, she finds herself alone on the sacred Capitol at night, pursued by a desperate killer who is determined she must be the next victim to fall from the Tarpeian Rock...

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£7.00

Redeemable against the book and welcome drink

10th April 2019 Erin Kelly

Date:
10th April 2019

doors open 12pm for 12.30pm start

What to Expect:

We are thrilled to be working with the fabulous Erin Kelly author of He Said She Said.

The event is a Literary Lunch held at The Wro Bar and Grill in West Kirby and includes a copy of Erin's latest book and TWO courses.  Doors open 12 for 12.30 start . Tickets £30.

The Victorians used to call their mental hospitals stone mothers,' I say. 'They thought the design of the building could literally nurse the sick back to health.'

Marianne grew up in the shadow of the old asylum, a place that still haunts her dreams. She was seventeen when she fled the town, her family, her boyfriend Jesse and the body they buried.

Now, forced to return, she can feel the past closing around her. And Jesse, who never forgave her for leaving, is finally threatening to expose the truth.

Marianne will do anything to protect the life she's built; the husband and daughter who must never know.
Even if it means turning to her worst enemy...

But Marianne may not know the whole story - and she isn't the only one with secrets they'd kill to keep.

Moving back through time to reveal twists you'll never see coming, Stone Mothers is the gripping new suspense novel from the bestselling author of He Said/She Said.

'Poignant and tragic, full of unexpected shifts and twists, addictively scary and thrillingly audacious.' Nicci French

'The plot is so CLEVER... and the writing is perfection.' Marian Keyes

'The incomparable Erin Kelly has written another captivating, cleverly constructed contemporary novel.' Paula Hawkins

Venue:
Wro Bar and Grill

Grange Road West Kirby Wirral CH48 4DY

Tickets:
£30.00

copy of the book and two course lunch

15th April 2019 Mike Carter

Date:
15th April 2019

6.30PM start for 7PM

What to Expect:

Author of One Man and his Bike will be at Linghams in April talking about his new book All Together Now.

In a few weeks' time, it would be thirty-five years to the day since those men and women had walked 340 miles to try to save their communities and their culture, and thirty-five years since I had turned down Pete's invitation to join them. I called work and booked some time off. Then I bought a one-way train ticket to Liverpool.'

In 1981, Mike Carter's dad, Pete, organised the People's March for Jobs, which saw 300 people walk from Liverpool to London to protest as the Thatcher government's policies devastated industrial Britain and sent unemployment skyrocketing. Just before the 2016 EU referendum, Mike set off to walk the same route in a quest to better understand his dad and his country.

As he walked, Mike found many echoes of the early eighties: a working class overlooked and ignored by Westminster politicans; communities hollowed out but fiercely resistant; anger and despair co-existing with hope and determination for change. And he also found that he and Pete shared more in common than he might have thought.

All Together Now? maps the intricate, overlapping path of one man's journey and that of an entire country. It is a book about belonging, about whether to stay or go, and about the need to write new stories for our communities and ourselves.

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph road Heswall Wirral CH60 7SG

Tickets:
£7

welcome drink

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