Charity Event

Image for The Garden of Lost and Found : The unputdownable new family epic from the author of The WildflowersMonday 24th June  –  Cream Tea at 6pm in the Town Hall, Chapel en le Frith with Sunday Times bestseller Harriet Evans and her latest novel The Garden of Lost and Found, this unputdownable new family epic from the author of The Wildflowers. Harriet writes the most delicious, epic stories from the heart since Maeve Binchy and Kate Morton. Harriet’s book is out on the 18th April 2019
Contact us or call at the shop for tickets £5. All ticket money will go to Blythe House Hospice 

LitWits Book Group

 

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Two more very different novels from The Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist.

The choice this month is yours!

 

 

 

The next meeting is on Wednesday 3rd July at 7.30pm. Please note the change of day for this month. There will be no meeting in August, back in September on Thursday 5th.

See LitWits page for more details of the book selected for this month.

Judith Kerr

Incurably modest … Judith Kerr in 2013.

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The much-loved  children’s author, Judith Kerr has died at the age of 95. Judith Kerr OBE was a British writer and illustrator. She created the both endearing and enduring picture books the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came to Tea as well as acclaimed novels for older children such as the semi-autobiographical When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, which gave a child’s-eye view of the Second World War. She was born in Berlin in 1923 and fled to Britain with her family in 1933.

Emily Maitlis remembers asking Judith if the Tiger symbolised the 60’s sexual revolution where normal and suburban life became upended by this wild and exotic creature? She told me no, it was just a story about a tiger coming to tea!  I love this. . . .  thank you Judith from all the children who have enjoyed your books over generations.

Hilary Mantel’s Final Cromwell Novel

Hilary MantelThe latest news is that Hilary Mantel’s next novel The Mirror & the Light will be published in March 2020, the final novel in the trilogy which started with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

Hilary Mantel became the first British author and the first woman to be awarded two Man Booker Prizes.