Join us for our special Spring Celebration Evening, where we’ll be staying open late to offer a night of tranquil browsing.
And if a relaxing evening in the Bookshop wasn’t enough, we will be hosting the lovely Lindsay Hawdon who will be signing her heartbreaking and tender novel, Jakob’s Colours, which is inspired by the lost voices of the Romany Holocaust.
Austria, 1944. Jakob, a gypsy boy – half Roma, half Yenish – runs, as he has been told to do. With shoes of sack cloth, still bloodstained with another’s blood, a stone clutched in one hand, a small wooden box in the other. He runs blindly, full of fear, empty of hope.
He has never, until this time, been so alone and now his only comfort is the colours that surround him such as the rusted ochre from a mossy bough or the steely white sap of the youngest tree.
Jakob’s Colours is about the painful legacies passed down from one generation to another, finding hope where there is no hope and colour where there is no colour.