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Bath Events and Reading Groups

In this beautiful Georgian city we host all sorts of literary occasions from reading groups to large events. We are home to an all year round literary festival, culminating every year in our Bath Autumn Literary Festival.

Donna Leon

Friday 12th March, 7.30pm

Donna Leon joins us for an online event, in conversation with Scottish crime legend Val McDermid, to celebrate the publication of Transient Desires. In his many years as a Commissario, Guido Brunetti has seen all manner of crime and known intuitively how to navigate the various pathways in his native Venice to discover the person […] See more »


Francis Spufford

Tuesday 16th March, 7.30pm

Francis Spufford joins us for an online event to celebrate the publication of Light Perpetual. To book places, preorder your signed copy of Light Perpetual here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send the event link to the email address you use to complete your order, 24 hours before the event. […] See more »


Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow

Tuesday 23rd March, 7.30pm

Join us for an online event with the best selling author of the Eagles of the Empire series, Simon Scarrow. To book places, preorder your signed first edition of Blackout here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send the event link to the email address you use to complete your […] See more »


Peter May

Friday 26th March, 7pm

Join us for an online event with one of the great contemporary writers of crime fiction, Peter May, to celebrate the release of The Night Gate. To book places, preorder your signed copy of The Night Gate here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send the event link to […] See more »


An evening with Jeffrey Archer

Tuesday 30th March, 7pm

Jeffrey Archer joins us for an online event to celebrate the publication of Turn a Blind Eye – the third instalment in the gripping William Warwick series. William Warwick, now a Detective Inspector, is tasked with a dangerous new line of work, to go undercover and expose crime of another kind: corruption at the heart […] See more »


Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow on Writing Historical & Crime Fiction

Monday 13th September, 8pm

Join us for a special evening with bestselling novelist Simon Scarrow, where he will be sharing his ideas and thoughts on searching and writing crime and historical fiction, and launching his brand new crime series with Blackout. Set in Berlin, at the start of the Second World War, Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke is under immense […] See more »


Cat Jarman on the River Kings

Tuesday 21st September, 8pm

Cat Jarman’s River Kings is a brilliantly-written, magnificent history of the Vikings – and quite possibly the best history book written this year. Meticulously researched and riveting, this wide-ranging book shows Viking culture in a fresh and dazzling new light, offering a major reassessment of the fierce, often-mythologised voyagers of the north, and of the […] See more »


Simon Heffer

Tuesday 19th October, 8pm

Acclaimed historian Simon Heffer will be talking about Chips Channons’ Diaries, now published for the first time in unexpurgated form. A heavily abridged and censored form of the diaries was published in 1967. Only now, 60 years after Chips’ death, can the text be shared in all its unexpurgated and shocking glory. While his career […] See more »


Charles Cumming

Thursday 28th October, 8pm

Charles Cumming’s Box 88 was one of the best espionage novels of 2020, introducing readers to masterspy Lachlan Kite. Deftly weaving through the events of the last thirty years, we see geo- politics played out in the murky shadows of the secret services. The latest novel is another exciting spy thriller showing the changing threats […] See more »


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