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Author Event on Friday 24th June

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We are delighted to be resuming our live author events during Independent Bookshop Week 2022 and the National Crime Reading Month.

‘MY LIFE IN CRIME’

with former Barrister and Crime Writer

SIMON MICHAEL

on Friday 24th June between 1pm and 3pm.

at the Town Hall, Chapel en le Frith SK23 0HP

No pre-booking required just turn up and be enthralled by Simon’s account of his ‘Life in Crime’ Tickets £5 (includes tea/coffee and cake) Doors open at 12.45pm

Refugees from the Spanish Inquisition, the Michael family arrived in the Port of London in 1492 and remained in the East End for the next 450 years. Simon believes himself to be the only member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple formerly to have been a council labourer, a van driver and a gardener. Having been called to the Bar, he practised as a barrister for 37 years, working at the Old Bailey and other criminal courts, defending and prosecuting a wide selection of murderers, armed robbers, con artists and other assorted villainy, gathering enough real life stories to populate a whole series of crime fiction.

A selection of Simon’s books, which are all soft cover editions, will be on sale on the day.

The Brief: Crime and corruption in 1960s London (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers) An Honest Man: Law and disorder in 1960s London: 2 (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers) The Lighterman: The Kray Twins are out for revenge... (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers Book 3) Corrupted: Murder and cover-up at the heart of government (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers Book 4) The Waxwork Corpse: A legal thriller with a chilling twist (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers Book 5) Force of Evil: A gripping historical legal thriller (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers Book 6) The Final Shot: A 1960s London gangland thriller (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers Book 7)      

      

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Indie Champions

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Opening Hours this Week

OPENING HOURS WEEK COMMENCING 30TH MAY

WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE WEEK TUESDAY 31ST MAY – SATURDAY 3RD JUNE

Our apologies for any inconvenience, the change is due to staff shortages. If in doubt please ring ahead on 01298 938 166

OPEN AGAIN TUESDAY 7TH JUNE AT 10AM

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022 shortlist

The winner of the 2022 prize is The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

See Book News page for details of the 6 books on the short list

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“There is no more welcoming, magical and inspiring place than a bookshop.”
– M.G. Leonard

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90th Trespass Anniversary

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CWA Bookshop of the Month

We are delighted to say that Reading Matters has been selected as their bookshop of the month Hurrah!

A Writers’ association in the United Kingdom founded by John Creasey in 1953

The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) is a specialist authors’ organisation in the United Kingdom, most notable for its Dagger awards for the best crime writing of the year, and the Diamond Dagger awarded to an author for lifetime achievement.

Click on the link below to CWA’s interview with Lyndsay by William Shaw

https://thecwa.co.uk/news/bookshop-of-the-month-april-2022-reading-matters

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LitWits Book Group

PLEASE NOTE Our apologies to the LitWits book group, the next meeting on 5th May has been cancelled since it seems so many of you are away – hope you all have a lovely time wherever you may be!

The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary

The instant UK Sunday Times Bestseller (February 2022) Beth is quite rightly earning her title as the “Queen of Uplit”

Beth O’Leary’s previous books are The Flatshare and The Switch

See LitWits page for more details

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WORLD BOOK DAY 22

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G   Well done everyone ! 

A fantastic 278 WBD vouchers were exchanged for books this year, the most we’ve ever had. Feels good to know that 278 more books are out there with the kids, some who may not have been in the shop before but have now!

Hope to see you here again – our bookshop is a cosy, feely good kind of place; really not frightening at all and you leave with a nice warm, fuzzy feeling wanting to start your new book as soon as possible!

‘Oh mum please can I wait in the car while you go into Morrisons? I’ll be fine’ :o)

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