My Year with Hares

Martin Hayward-Smith

Monday 2nd February, 7.30pm

Esteemed wildlife filmmaker Martin Hayward-Smith was commissioned to make a film about hares in his local Norfolk countryside, and in the process gained a fascination with one of our most elusive mammals. Spending a year watching the hares of Norfolk in their stunning natural surroundings, Martin created My Year With Hares, a collection of photographs and accounts […]

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Bletchley Girls

Tessa Dunlop

Wednesday 4th February, 7.30pm

In this fascinating new account, Tessa Dunlop adds to the understanding of the sheer scale and importance of the work undertaken at Bletchley Park during WW2. Bletchley Girls reveals the work of Bletchley’s unsung heroes; the women whose introduction into a world of secret-keeping and espionage would change their lives forever. Tessa is a superb speaker, and […]

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The Infatuations

Reading Group: The Infatuations by Javier Marias

Monday 9th February, 7.30pm

Every day, Maria Dolz stops for breakfast at the same cafe. And every day she enjoys watching a handsome couple who follow the same routine. Then one day they aren’t there, and she feels obscurely bereft. It is only later, when she comes across a newspaper photograph of the man, lying stabbed in the street, […]

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Elizabeth is Missing

Reading Group: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

Monday 9th February, 7.30pm

Meet Maud. Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn’t remember to drink it. She goes to the shops and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is unrecognizable – or her daughter Helen seems a total stranger. But there’s one thing Maud is sure of: her friend Elizabeth is missing. The […]

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Next Generation Poets

Next Generation Poets 2014

Monday 16th February, 7.30pm

Once a decade The Poetry Book Society puts together a list of the most exciting new poets working in Britain and Ireland today. The original New Poets, in 1994 and the 2004 follow-up Next Generation, included Simon Armitage, Carol Anne Duffy, Don Paterson and Kathleen Jamie amongst their number. Now the 2014 selection has been […]

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Hawkins Swanson merge

Paula Hawkins and Peter Swanson

Wednesday 18th February, 7.30pm

Join us as we combine two gripping thrillers into an evening of suspense… Rachel catches the same train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess […]

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Kazuo Ishiguro

Monday 9th March, 7.30pm

Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade, The Buried Giant, will be released in March. His fiction is crafted with such care and attention  that readers have learned to expect long gaps between the appearance of each book. Ten years on from creating a shocking, lyrical, and alternative future in Never Let Me Go, he returns with an […]

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Polly Toynbee and David Walker

Wednesday 11th March, 7.30pm

With the General Election fast approaching, the appearance of Guardian journalists Toynbee and Walker should  make for a lively evening! Polly is  best known for her often scathing views about British politics and social issues which appear in her  Guardian column. David, another Guardian journalist, previously worked for the Audit Office.   Together they have […]

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Diana Henry

Thursday 19th March, 7.30pm

Diana Henry’s beautiful cookery books are some of our favourites in the shop. From Roast Figs Sugar Snow to last year’s A Change of Appetite, they are always tempting and full of interesting flavours. Now, in A Bird in the Hand, Diana shows how the humble chicken can be full of flavour and excitement. We […]

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Christobel Kent

Tuesday 24th March, 7.30pm

After the resounding success of her Italian novels,  Christobel has written a stunning, stand-alone thriller, The Crooked House. This is Alison’s story. Alison is as close to anonymous as she can get, and that’s how she wants it. But once Alison was someone else: Esme Grace, a teenager whose bedroom sat at the top of […]

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Robert Macfarlane

Wednesday 17th June, 7.30pm

There are very few writers who have garnered as much affection from our audiences as the wonderful Robert Macfarlane: The Old Ways, Holloway, The Wild Places and Mountains of the Mind are all gripping examinations of the world we live in. His latest book, , Landmarks, is a joyous meditation on words, landscape and the […]

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