24th November 2017 Phillip Pullman
24th November 2017
10 amWhat to Expect:
We are so excited about this!
Phillip Pullman will be signing copies of his latest book DUST.
This is a ticketed event ONLY and it includes a copy of his latest book
Tickets £20.00. Entry only by ticket. Limited number of spaces.
Call 0151 342 7290Venue:
Copy of his latest book Dust
27th November 2017 local authors Meg Parkes & Geoff Gill
27th November 2017
6.30 for 7pm startWhat to Expect:
An evening with local authors Meg Parkes and Geoff Gill
tickets £5 redeemable against the book
The 'Death Railway' was very well named. More correctly called the Burma or Thai-Burma Railway, it was a major project during Allied Far East imprisonment under the Japanese. Over 60,000 prisoners worked on its construction, the majority of whom were British, and some 20 per cent died before release in 1945. Working conditions were appalling, the climate inhospitable, and food supplies grossly inadequate, making the POWs terribly vulnerable to a plethora of tropical infections and syndromes of malnutrition. No medical care was given by their Japanese captors, and it fell to the Allied POW doctors and medical orderlies to treat the sick, which they did with little in the way of medical equipment or drugs. However, with remarkable ingenuity and inventiveness they dealt with recurrent attacks of malaria and dysentery, as well as tropical ulcers and beriberi, and devastating epidemics of cholera. Their efforts undoubtedly saved hundreds of lives. This revealing book presents for the first time an in-depth analysis of the medical crisis in the Allied prisoner of war (POW) camps on the Thai-Burma Railway, between 1942 and 1945.While it is written mainly from a British perspective, the authors acknowledge the contributions made by the many different nationalities of medical staff working together. Burma Railway Medicine is the result of a long post-war collaboration between the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and British ex-Far East POWs.Venue:
redeemable against the book
11th December 2017 michael ODell
11th December 2017
6.30 for 7 PM startWhat to Expect:
Â tale of loving, living and surviving rock music
Michael Odell is a rock music writer who takes his responsibility as cultural gatekeeper seriously; he asks rock stars the forbidden questions to discover whether they âre worthy of readers admiration.
But after interviewing Mick Jagger and Keith Richards â two of the ˜Big Six icons “ Michael is depressed. He has a public meltdown while chaperoning Oasis at an awards ceremony; he's lost joy in his bathroom full of rock n roll memorabilia; and his young son is in trouble at school for emulating rock star behaviour.
Reluctantly Michael consults Mrs Henckel, a no-nonsense therapist with zero experience of pop culture. As Michael addresses his feelings about the past, in particular his failed teenage band, Mental Elf, he's forced to confront the question: is it finally time to grow up and forget rock n roll?Venue:
248 Telegraph RoadTickets:
13th December 2017 Robin Ince
13th December 2017
e.g. Doors open at 3:00pm for 3:30pm startWhat to Expect: Venue:
248 Telegraph Road HeswallTickets:
Redeemable against his book