Books of 2017 Evening Talks

Once again we approach the finale of another fantastic year of reads and publications with a series of discussion evenings and author talks!

Meet The Authors

Meet The Authors – Wednesday 29th November 2017

Join us to hear from a wonderful line-up of three historical fiction writers. Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

Jane Harris (pictured left) is a bestselling historical novelist. Her debut ‘The Observations’ was Jane Harris is a bestselling historical novelist. Her debut ‘The Observations’ was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Her latest ‘Sugar Money’ is set in Martinique in 1765. Brothers Emile and Lucien are charged by their French master with a mission. They must return to Grenada, the island they once called home, and smuggle back the 42 slaves claimed by English invaders. With great characters, a superb narrative set up, and language that is witty, bawdy and thrillingly alive, this is a novel to treasure.
Marcel Theroux
(pictured centre) is an author and broadcaster. His new novel ‘The Secret Books’ is a gripping story of one man whose career as a Russian spy leads him to uncover a manuscript which holds the secrets of Jesus’ lost years. Based on real events, this is a page-turning adventure, a meditation on the nature of belief and an examination of the stories that humans are willing to kill and die for. Theroux takes the reader on a gripping journey through 19th century Paris, the Russian Empire and India in a world of spies, double crossing, propaganda and lost love.
Kate Griffin
(pictured right) is the author of the fabulous Kitty Peck series. Kate works at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, and her passion for historical detail is central to her writing. In this third book ‘Kitty Peck and the Daughter of Sorrow’ we are taken on a romp around the grimy haunts of Victorian East London, as our heroine gets sucked into a web of blackmail, murder and vice.
Books for sale and signing on the night.

Starts: 7:30pm Price: £7.00. Tickets available online and through the box office at 01962 873603.

Image credit: Marcel Theroux by Sarah Lee

 

Best Books of 2017!

We are also proud to be hosting ‘Best Books of 2017‘ evenings at three library branches around Hampshire, including Chandlers Ford, Petersfield and Waterlooville!

All three evenings promise to full of lively discussion and expert opinion between fellow lovers of narrative texts.

Best Books of 2017 – Chandler’s Ford Library – Wednesday 22 November 2017
Literary evening at Chandler’s Ford Library

Join Angela Hicken, Hampshire Cultural Trust Literature Officer
and Crispin Drummond, P&G Wells Bookshop, Winchester
for a night of lively discussion looking at the literary highlights of 2017.
Tickets to include wine and nibbles!
Advance booking is essential, available at the Library, through the booking line on 02380 276098 or online
Starts: 7pm, Cost: £6.00

 

Best Books of 2017 at Petersfield Library – Wednesday 29th November 2017

The Literary Highlights of 2017 with Tim O’ Kelly from One Tree Books.

Join Tim as he gives a personal overview of some of the best books published throughout 2017 including the winners of book awards, bestsellers highlighted by the media and popular children’s books.
Advance booking is essential, available at the Library, through the booking line on 02380 276098 or online
Starts: 7.30pm Price: £4.00

 

 

Best Books of 2017 at Waterlooville Library – Thursday 30th November 2017

The Literary Highlights of 2017 with Tim O’Kelly from One Tree Books.

 

Join Tim as he gives a personal overview of some of the best books published throughout 2017 including the winners of book awards, bestsellers highlighted by the media and popular children’s books.
Advance booking is essential, available at the Library, through the booking line on 02380 276098 or online
Starts: 7.30pm Price: £4.00

 

Meet The Authors – Wednesday 29th November 2017

Join us to hear from a wonderful line-up of three historical fiction writers. Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

Marcel Theroux is an author and broadcaster. His new novel ‘The Secret Books’ is a gripping story of one man whose career as a Russian spy leads him to uncover a manuscript which holds the secrets of Jesus’ lost years. Based on real events, this is a page-turning adventure, a meditation on the nature of belief and an examination of the stories that humans are willing to kill and die for. Theroux takes the reader on a gripping journey through 19th century Paris, the Russian Empire and India in a world of spies, double crossing, propaganda and lost love.
Kate Griffin is the author of the fabulous Kitty Peck series. Kate works at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, and her passion for historical detail is central to her writing. In this third book ‘Kitty Peck and the Daughter of Sorrow’ we are taken on a romp around the grimy haunts of Victorian East London, as our heroine gets sucked into a web of blackmail, murder and vice.
Jane Harris is a bestselling historical novelist. Her debut ‘The Observations’ was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Her latest ‘Sugar Money’ is set in Martinique in 1765. Brothers Emile and Lucien are charged by their French master with a mission. They must return to Grenada, the island they once called home, and smuggle back the 42 slaves claimed by English invaders. With great characters, a superb narrative set up, and language that is witty, bawdy and thrillingly alive, this is a novel to treasure.
Books for sale and signing on the night.

Starts: 7:30pm Price: £7.00. Tickets available online and through the box office at 01962 873603.

 

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