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Author Event in May

Bruce Kendrick contracted TB at the age of ten and was sent to an isolated sanatorium in the wilds of the Cheshire countryside. Bedridden for six months, the nurses, on fine days, would push the young patients in their beds in their beds, out onto a large veranda and it was there that his love of birdwatching developed. On leaving hospital, he shared his passion with three schoolmates and over the next five years this small band of birders explored wildlife locations on and nearby the Wirral.

This is a ‘rites of passage’ story of one lad’s journey through those early formative teenage years during 1957 to 1962 when birdwatching sat easily in his life alongside football, girls, radical politics and rock bands. An Eye for Birds is a series of reflections of an individual, trained in the sciences, revisiting his teenage wildlife haunts and looking back to those times with mature perspective and sentiment that add their own colours to the story.

Saturday 21st March and further details to follow soon

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World Book Day 2022

Changing lives through a love of books and shared reading.

Go to World Book Day 2022 page for loads more details on events coming up

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LitWits Book Group

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Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller 

The Costa Overall Winner of the Novel Award 2021 and shortlisted for the Women’s Fiction Prize 2021

If you live on the edge of society, it only takes one step to fall between the cracks. Twins Jeanie and Julius have always been different from other people. At 51 years old, they still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation and poverty.

See LitWits page for more  . . . .

Out this week ‘The Hemlock Cure’

The year is 1665 and the women of Eyam keep many secrets . . . . .

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Come and meet Joanne at the shop on Saturday 19th February between 11am and 12.30pm

‘The Hemlock Cure is a glitteringly dark historical novel of ambition, persecution and survival’

Based on the real history of the Derbyshire village during the Great Plague, The Hemlock Cure is an utterly beguiling tale of fear and ambition, betrayal, self sacrifice and the unbreakable bond between two women.

‘Spellbinding’ Nikki Marmary
‘Wholly Original’ Sarah Burton
‘Exquisite’ Emma Carroll
Bewitching’ Roz Watkins
‘Beautiful’ Annie Garthwaite
‘Mesmerising’ Rosie Andrews

Published on Thursday 10th February 2022

Available in the shop from 10th February, our price £12.99 (RRP £14.99)

See Book News page for more details

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The Peak by Rod Dunn

The Peak: The landscapes, waterfalls, customs and ancient sites of the Peak District

With a foreword by Andrew McCloy, Chair Peak District National Park Authority

‘Taking ten years to compile, it is a photographic journey from North to South through Britain’s first National Park. With 850 images, Andrew McCloy describes it as a knowledgeable and beautifully illustrated book that is a fitting tribute to all that is special about the Peak District.’

Available now from Reading Matters

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The Leviathan Rosie Andrews

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The Leviathan : a spellbinding tale of superstition, myth and murder

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National Storytelling Week 2022

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Costa Book Awards 2021 Category Winners

All the above winning books are available from us, call at the shop or order by telephone, email or via this website. We have special offers on all the titles.
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