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Join us for an evening with David Nicholls, author of One Day, as he discusses his latest book, Sweet Sorrow, in conversation with journalist Jude Rogers. Sweet Sorrow is the story
Join us for an evening with David Nicholls, author of One Day, as he discusses his latest book, Sweet Sorrow, in conversation with journalist Jude Rogers.
Sweet Sorrow is the story of one life-changing summer for sixteen-year-old Charlie Lewis. Charlie is the kind
of boy you don’t remember in the school photograph. As the summer stretches before him, his exams have
not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way around, and if
he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread.
Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and although it’s unthinkable, Charlie, despite himself, begins to hope.
But if Charlie wants to be with Fran, he must accept a challenge that will lose him the respect of his friends
and almost require him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company
sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling: the price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare.
Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a deeply evocative novel about negotiating the
rocky path to adulthood, a hymn to the tragicomedy of family life, a celebration of the deep, reviving
power of friendship and the brief, searing explosion of first love.
Tickets available with or without a copy of the book.
The Old Rectory Hotel
The Old Rectory Hotel
Join us for a book signing with Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike series for children 9-12+ The latest, Top Marks for Murder is out on the 8th August.... Daisy
Join us for a book signing with Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike series for children 9-12+
The latest, Top Marks for Murder is out on the 8th August….
Daisy and Hazel are finally back at Deepdean, and the school is preparing for a most exciting event: the fiftieth Anniversary.
Plans for a weekend of celebrations are in full swing. But all is not well, for in the detectives’ long absence, Deepdean has changed. Daisy has lost her crown to a fascinating new girl – and many of the Detective Society’s old allies are now their sworn enemies.
Then the girls witness a shocking incident in the woods close by – a crime that they’re sure is linked to the Anniversary. As parents descend upon Deepdean, decades-old grudges, rivalries and secrets begin to surface, and soon Deepdean’s future is at stake.
Can the girls solve the case – and save their home?
(Saturday) 11:00 - 12:30
Join us for an evening with Ann Cleeves, discussing her latest book, "The Long Call". North Devon – where the rivers Taw and Torridge run to the sea – is an
Join us for an evening with Ann Cleeves, discussing her latest book, “The Long Call”.
North Devon – where the rivers Taw and Torridge run to the sea – is an idyllic holiday spot for so many. Ice-cream, sun, surf, it’s all there for the taking. But when the holiday makers leave, what is left? For the locals, life is hard when they, and their money, go. Rural poverty abounds and seasonal workers find themselves out of work, desperate to make ends meet. Addicts and offenders arrive, keen to pick the spoils of what remains, but where dissension starts, inevitably crime takes hold.
One man knows all of its secrets. He grew up there, a member of the Devon Brethren until he was cast out by his family for something he could, and never would, change; the right to love who he chose.
Now he has a husband and a life he loves. He, they, live on the water towards Lundy Island and he is a detective, with a team and a mission to keep Devon safe for those who will come again, and again.
Meet Matthew Venn.
A man destined to be as loved and respected as Ann Cleeves’ previous creations, Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez.
(Monday) 19:30 - 21:30
The Manor Hotel
Book-ish will be celebrating the much anticipated publication of 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood with an evening event and Old Skool midnight opening. We'll be starting at 8pm with a talk
Book-ish will be celebrating the much anticipated publication of ‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood with an evening event and Old Skool midnight opening.
We’ll be starting at 8pm with a talk by Avril Horner at the Parish Hall, followed by platters and wine and chat at Book-ish. We’ll be hosting a little bit of a Margaret Atwood quiz and then we’ll be celebrating the publication launch at midnight!
Tickets to include a copy of the book, entry to the talk and platters and a glass of wine at Book-ish.
We’re also offering the chance to pre-order a copy of the book and get a glass of wine from 11:30pm for just the price of the book.
We’re so excited for this one and really hope you can join us!
Book-ish, Crickhowellwww.book-ish.co.uk 18, High Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BD
Join us for an evening with Lucy Foley, author of The Book of Lost and Found, The Invitation and The Last Letter from Istanbul as she discusses her latest book,
Join us for an evening with Lucy Foley, author of The Book of Lost and Found, The Invitation and The Last Letter from Istanbul as she discusses her latest book, The Hunting Party.
Should old acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
2nd January, 2018: One of the guests staying at the Loch Corrin Estate has been missing since New Year’s Eve. Heather, the office manager, and Doug, the groundsman, have conducted as extensive a search as possible in the terrible conditions. The western Highlands are experiencing the heaviest snowfall for decades, which has left the remote estate sealed off from the world: no-one can get out, and the rescue services cannot get in. Now, Doug comes to tell Heather that he has found the missing guest: dead, the body lying broken at the bottom of the frozen waterfall. It doesn’t look like an accident.
Four days earlier: Nine friends, friends since their time Oxford a decade ago, have travelled up from London to spend New Year’s Eve in the stunning wilderness of the Loch Corrin Estate. The next few days see them catching up, taking drugs, going deer stalking in the starkly beautiful surroundings, reminiscing over times past … and keeping huge, friendship-destroying secrets from each other.
Everything comes to a crisis on New Year’s Eve when the biggest secret of all is revealed. One of the guests, distraught, stumbles drunkenly away from the warmth and safety of the Lodge. The unforgiving wilderness contains many potential dangers: a notorious serial killer has murdered several victims nearby; the weather is turning from bad to worse and the estate itself conceals a dark secret unbeknownst even to Heather, the manager. Or might the threat be even closer to home?
Tickets include a glass of wine and a cheese plate.
The Loft at Book-ish
Carol Ann Duffy will be coming to Crickhowell this November to celebrate the launch of the tenth and final Christmas book, Frost Fair, and the paperback publication of Sincerity, her last
Carol Ann Duffy will be coming to Crickhowell this November to celebrate the launch of the tenth and final Christmas book, Frost Fair, and the paperback publication of Sincerity, her last full collection as Poet Laureate.
Frost Fair: The tenth and final Christmas book, set in the frost fairs on London’s Thames in the sixteenth century.
‘Duffy’s spellbinding verse, spiced with witty, wintry illustrations, recaptures a magic most of us left behind in childhood’ – Maggie Fergusson, Intelligent Life
Sincerity: Her final collection as Poet Laureate, a frank, disarming and deeply moving exploration of loss and remembrance in their many forms. Presented in a beautiful, foiled package, this will be the poetry book of the year.
‘Wonderful . . . a poet alert to every sound and shape of language’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Duffy is magnificent, grounded, heartfelt, dedicated to the notion that poetry can give us the music of life itself’ Scotsman
‘Carol Ann Duffy is a poet of skill, talent and great heart’ – Erica Wagner
Tickets available to include either or both books.
Clarence Hall, Crickhowell
Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN