LitWits Book Group

Image for An American MarriageAn American Marriage by Tayari Jones was selected as the winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction .

‘A masterpiece of storytelling this book offers a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of tree unforgettable characters  who are at once bound together by forces beyond their control’  click here tayari jones an interview with the author.


The next meeting is on Wednesday 3rd July at 7.30pm. Please note the change of day this month.

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

Cream Tea Event!

Image for The Garden of Lost and Found : The new heartbreaking epic from the bestselling author of The Wildflowers
Monday 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. 
Contact us or call at the shop for tickets £5.
All ticket money raised will go to Blythe House Hospice. 

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.