Forthcoming Events

4th September 2018 Lucy Worsley

4th September 2018

7pm for 7.30 start

What to Expect:

Lucy Worsley in Heswall!!

Talk followed by a book signing

Historian, author and TV presenter Lucy Worsley delves into the detail of Queen Victoria's life in this major new biography published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of her birth.

Bestselling author and historian Lucy Worsley tracks a new course through Queen Victoria's life, examining how she transformed from dancing princess to the Widow of Windsor and became one of Britain's greatest monarchs along the way. Taking twenty-four significant days from Victoria's life, from her birth, her wedding, her coronation to her husband's death, and many more in between, allows us to see Victoria up close and personal, examining how she lived hour to hour.

Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, this major new biography will celebrate Queen Victoria as a woman of her time, who lived an extraordinary life.

Venue Heswall Hall

7 for 7.30

Tickets Standard admits one person includes one book £25

Couple Ticket includes book admits two people £35

Heswall Hall

Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

£25 and 35

standard admits one includes book couple admits two includes one book

5th September 2018 Ronny Goodlass

5th September 2018

7 for 7.30pm start

What to Expect:

We are thrilled to be working with the Everton Legend Ronny Goodlass.

Broadcaster, player and now author !

Blue Nose: 

If you are a fan of Everton FC then you are a proud ‘BLUE NOSE’ and a fully paid up member of the ‘People’s Club’. Equally, you will associate with a famous Goodison Park banner that says: “Evertonians are born, not manufactured.”

Ronny Goodlass is perfectly placed to understand the pride Everton fans have in the Mersey Blues. He wasn’t just born and brought up in Everton, but played for the club he idolised before broadening his career in every way. The front cover of ‘Blue Nose’ – his official autobiography – declares: “My football story from every angle.”

It really is a book that will shock, surprise you – and make you laugh out loud.

Goodlass was the talented England Schoolboy star who was wanted by clubs nationwide. Anfield legends Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley came knocking, but only one club was going to tempt him to sign – his beloved Everton.

If you are a fan of Everton FC then you are a proud ‘BLUE NOSE’ and a fully paid up member of the ‘People’s Club’. Equally, you will associate with a famous Goodison Park banner that says: “Evertonians are born, not manufactured.”

Talk and book signing .

Ticket is redeemable against his book.


248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral


welcome drink. Redeemable against his book

13th September 2018 Delicioulsy Ella

13th September 2018

7PM for 7.30 Pm start

What to Expect:

We are super thrilled to be hosting Ella Mills talking about her latest book!

Tickets £15 (includes £10 redeemable against the book on the night).

Ella's latest book features the most popular, tried and tested recipes from her supper clubs, pop-ups and deli to show how delicious and abundant plant-based cooking can be. The simple vegan recipes cover everything from colourful salads to veggie burgers and falafel, creamy dips and sides, hearty one-pot curries and stews, speedy breakfasts, weekend brunches, muffins, cakes and brownies. They're the recipes that Ella's thousands of customers have been asking for since the deli first launched in 2015, and each recipe has a beautiful photograph to show you how it should look.

In addition to over 100 brand new plant-based recipes, for the first time we are treated to a personal insight into Ella's journey - how she grew her blog, which she began writing to help get herself well while suffering from illness, into a wellbeing brand - and all that she has learnt along the way, as well as what drives the Deliciously Ella philosophy and her team's passion for creating delicious healthy food.

With diary excerpts that document the incredible journey that Deliciously Ella has taken and over 100 tried-and-tested irresistible recipes for every day, using simple, nourishing ingredients, this stunning book will be a must-have for fans and food-lovers alike, it's also perfect for anyone looking to experiment with vegan cooking for the first time.

One not to miss!

Venue Heswall Hall, Telegraph Road, Heswall


248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral


(discount off the book £10)

17th September 2018 Kate Atkinson

17th September 2018

doors open 12.45 for 1PM

What to Expect:

When I got the call for this event I was seriously shaking!


Kate will be talking about her latest novel " Transcription", followed by a book signing.

Venue Neston Cricket Club

Doors open 12.45 for 1PM start.

Tickets £20 includes a copy of her book

£10 (Redeemable against the book)

Think of it as an adventure, Perry had said right at the beginning of all this.And it had seemed like one. A bit of a lark, she had thought. A Girls’ Own adventure.’
In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. 

Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of this country’s most exceptional writers.

Neston Cricket Club

Station Road Neston Wirral

£20 and £10

Standard ticket £20 includes a copy of the book £10 ticket ( ticket is redeemable against the book)

18th September 2018 Shaun Usher

18th September 2018

6.30 pm for 7PM start

What to Expect:

An evening with Shaun Usher

"Speeches of Note"

From Shaun Usher, the author of the international bestseller Letters of Note, comes an obsessively curated, richly illustrated and sumptuously produced collection of speeches from throughout the ages. Seventy-five extraordinary ways to step into someone else’s shoes.

Discover speeches that altered the course of history, like Nelson Mandela’s on the day he became South Africa’s first black President, and outpourings of much-needed change, such as the impassioned, impromptu appeal for women’s rights from Sojourner Truth, an African-American woman born into slavery. Expect the gloriously unexpected, as Kermit the Frog takes to the podium, and celebrate lives well-lived, including Tilda Swinton’s tribute to ‘every alien’s favourite cousin’, David Bowie.

While some speeches are heard by millions, some remain unspoken: the secret draft prepared for Queen Elizabeth II during a military exercise for World War III, and President Nixon’s chilling public announcement should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become stranded on the Moon.

Surprising, inspiring and shocking; moving, comforting and enlightening.

Venue Linghams

Tickets redeemable against the book


248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral Ch60 7SG


redeemable against the book

24th September 2018 Chris Riddell

24th September 2018

6.30 for 7Pm start

What to Expect:

An evening with author and Illustrator Chris Riddell, Children's laureate 2015 to 2017

In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between.

This gorgeously illustrated collection includes forty-six poems and is divided into sections covering: musings, youth, family, love, imaginings, nature, war and endings. Chris Riddell brings them to life with his exquisite, intricate artwork in this beautiful anthology.

Perfect as a gift, it features famous poems, classics old and new, and a few surprises, Poems to Live Your Life By includes poems from William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy and Christina Rossetti sitting alongside Neil Gaiman, Roger McGough and W. B. Yeats.

Venue Birkenhead School, Bushell Hall

Tickets £10.99 including a copy of the book

£5 redeemable against the book.


Bushell Hall, Birkenhead School

Bidston Road Oxton CH43 6UN

£10.99 and 5

Copy of the book Redeemable against the book

26th September 2018 Bruce Grobbelaar

26th September 2018

6.30 pm for 7PM start

What to Expect:

Calling Liverpool Fans!

An evening with Bruce Grobbelaar in conversation and book signing

Bruce Grobbelaar is the most decorated goalkeeper in Liverpool FC’s 125-year history. And yet, question marks have followed him around; question marks about his goalkeeping suitability; question marks about his integrity after match fixing allegations were laid against him. Here, Grobbelaar takes you to Africa, where nothing is at it seems; he takes you back to an era when Liverpool ruled Europe; he takes you to the benches of the Anfield dressing room, where only the strongest personalities survived. For the first time, he takes you inside the court room, detailing the draining fight to clear his name.

Venue Linghams 

Ticket redeemable against his book


248 Telegraph Road Heswall CH60 7SG


redeemable against the book

2nd October 2018 SOLD OUT Gary Barlow in person talking about his memoir

2nd October 2018

4pm gates open for 7PM start

What to Expect:


We are absolutely thrilled to announce this event.

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Gary Barlow

in person talking about his new memoir

‘A Better Me ’


Includes a pre signed copy of ‘A Better Me.’

Event : 7PM to 8PM finish.

Gates open 4PM

Parking is in “Manor Road” on Thornton Manor Estate two locations which will be sign posted. Parking attendants will direct cars to allocated areas. 

Doors open from 4PM please allow time for parking as this is a rural location and parking is at a minimum therefore you are strongly recommended to arrive early and car share where possible.  

(Please note books will be pre signed before the event, therefore there will be no actual book signing)

A Better Me is a remarkably frank memoir of Gary's life as he battled with weight, stress, fitness and depression to stage one of the most thrilling professional comebacks in years. Extraordinarily honest, Gary tells of his journey back to professional success and mental and physical health. From reforming Take That to critical and commercial acclaim and reigniting his own legendary songwriting career, to overcoming his weight problems and crippling obsession with food, to TV judging panel stardom on The X Factor and Let It Shine and finding balance in both his personal and professional life. In his warm, witty and authentic voice, he recounts his story with compelling insight, captivating honesty and a human side that people rarely see. Here is one of the UK's most beloved pop stars open, honest and raw and as we've never seen him before. Ten lucky winners will be selected on the night to meet Gary after the event for a photograph


Venue: Thornton Manor , Manor Road, Wirral, Thornton Hough CH63 1JB .

"Walled Garden Marquee"


Thornton Manor

Manor Road Thornton Hough Wirral CH63 1JB


pre signed copy of a " Better Me"


4th October 2018

1pm to 2pm start

What to Expect:



LUNCHTIME SIGNING 1PM to  2PM. This is a book signing only.


TICKET £20 includes a copy of his book EREBUS

About the book:

In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Erebus.
Now Michael Palin – former Monty Python stalwart and television globetrotter – brings this extraordinary ship back to life, following it from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe in the Arctic. He explores the intertwined careers of the men who shared its journeys: the dashing James Clark Ross and the troubled John Franklin. And he vividly recounts the experiences of the men who first stepped ashore on Antarctica’s Victoria Land, and those who, just a few years later, froze to death one by one in the Arctic wastes as rescue missions desperately tried to reach them.
To help tell the story, he has travelled to various locations across the world – Tasmania, the Falklands, the Canadian Arctic – to search for local information, and to experience at first hand the terrain and the conditions that would have confronted the Erebus and her crew. 
Michael Palin has written and starred in numerous TV programmes and films, from Monty Python and Ripping Yarns to The Missionary and American Friends. He has also made several much-acclaimed travel documentaries, his journeys taking him to the North and South Poles, the Sahara Desert, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe and Brazil. His books include accounts of his journeys, novels (Hemingway’s Chair and The Truth) and several volumes of diaries. From 2009 to 2012 he was president of the Royal Geographical Society, and in 2013 he was made a BAFTA fellow. He lives in London. 


248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral CH60 7SG


a copy of his book EREBUS

11th October 2018 Rosemary Shrager

11th October 2018

7 for 7.30 PM

What to Expect:

We are thrilled to be working with TV chef Rosemary Shrager and her new cook book.

Cookery course 

140 delicious recipes to be a better cook.

Rosemary Shrager has a passion for sharing what she loves: delicious food anyone can learn to make and enjoy. With decades of experience as a chef and cookery teacher, Rosemary knows how to make even the most nervous of cooks feel confident in the kitchen.
Starting with classic principles and skills, Rosemary will show you how to develop as a cook recipe-by-recipe, so each new skill is learned through practical experience. Learn how to poach a perfect egg, make the creamiest béchamel sauce, knead a light and fluffy white loaf, bake a warming chicken and potato pie from scratch. With Rosemary’s guidance and delicious dishes along the way, this is the most enjoyable way to learn to cook.
With over 140 recipes, and gorgeous photography and illustrations throughout, this book is an essential for anyone who wishes they could have Rosemary by their side in the kitchen.

Rosemary has been a hit on the last series of The Real Marigold Hotel, and has recently been filming for the next series. Series Two reached over 5 million viewers at its peak in 2017. Rosemary is a popular judge on primetime BBC Two cookery programme The Big Family Cooking Showdown, alongside fellow judge Giorgio Locatelli and presenters Nadiya Hussain and Zoe Ball. Food producer ABP have partnered with Rosemary to produce a range of 10 ready-tocook meals, to be stocked in a range of supermarkets, planned to go on sale September 2018. These will be branded with Rosemary's name and photo, and they are very keen to cross promote. Rosemary runs a hugely successful eponymous cookery school in Tunbridge Wells, and is keen to maximise marketing and publicity opportunities with the school.
Author Biography Rosemary Shrager is a larger than life enthusiast, bubbling with laughter and originality. Her professional career includes periods working for Pierre Koffmann and Jean-Christophe Novelli, before running her own cookery courses at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle and Swinton Park. She now runs an eponymous cookery school in Tunbridge Wells, and appears regularly on television series such as The Real Marigold Hotel and as a judge.

Venue Neston Cricket club

Tickets £20 includes a copy of her book

£10 redeemable against the book.

0151 342 7290

Neston Cricket Club

Station Road Parkgate Neston Wirral

££20 and £10

Standard £20 includes signed book £10 (redeemable against the book)

15th October 2018 Liane Moriarty

15th October 2018

7 for 7.30 PM

What to Expect:

Liane Moriarty sold over 10 MILLION books WOLD WIDE!!!!

Author of Big Little Lies ,TV series

Coming to Wirral!!

Talk and book signing.

"Nine Perfect Strangers"

The ten-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation.

Nine stressed city-dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline . . .

Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate these tired bodies and minds. But to what lengths will she go to achieve her goal?

These nine perfect strangers have no idea what's about to hit them.

About the Author

Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of seven novels: Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story, The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty. The Husband's Secret is a worldwide bestseller which has sold more than two million copies and been translated into over forty languages. Big Little Lies is now an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO series, produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.

Venue Neston Cricket Club

Tickets £18.99 inc book

£10 (redeemable against the book)

Neston Cricket Club

Station Road Parkgate Wirral

£18.99 and 10.00

18.99 ticket includes copy of the book 10.00 ticket redeemable against the book

29th October 2018 Lord Jeffrey Archer

29th October 2018

7 for 7.30 pm start

What to Expect:

How excited are we at Linghams HQ...

Lord Jeffrey Archer is coming to Wirral.

Talk and book signing at Birkenhead School, Bushell Hall, Oxton

"Heads You Win"

Leningrad, Russia, 1968.

Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin . . .

In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia.

With a final twist that will shock even his most ardent fans, this is international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious and creative work since Kane and Abel.

Talk and book signing

Birkenhead School, Bushell Hall

Bushell Hall Oxton Wirral CH43 6UN

£20 and 15

20 inc signed book 15 redeemable against the book

30th October 2018 Marcus Zusak in conversation John Boyne

30th October 2018

7 for 7.30pm start

What to Expect:

Two Legends one room!!

Marcus Zusak in conversation John Boyne

5 things you should know:

Bridge of Clay is Markus’s first novel in the twelve years since The Book Thief,  which was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, winner of the Independent Book Award and many other prizes worldwide. This is Zusak's first book for adults.

2. It stars five orphaned boys living in a house with no rules (and no adults), but plenty of animals, including a mule named Achilles, Telemachus the budgie, Agamemnon the goldfish, also a cat and a dog.

3. It is narrated by the eldest of the five brothers. As with The Book Thief, the narrative voice is striking, oozing with warmth and often sarcastic. It is a story told backwards and inside out.

4. This book features obsessions with piano playing, long-distance running, Homer’s Odyssey (which the grandparents, the parents, and now the boys read obsessively) and Michelangelo’s art, especially the statue of David.


5. Interview will be conducted by John Boyne 

(the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas)

Thornton Hall Hotel and spa

Thornton Hough Wirral

£18.99 and 10.00

18.99 inc signed book 10.00 redeemable against the book

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