Forthcoming Events

24th August 2019 Caz Finlay

Date:
24th August 2019

2Pm to 3PM

What to Expect:

Caz Finlay, local author and friend of the shop will be signing copies of her book THE BOSS!

Come one come all.

He’s inside.

She’s running the family.

But now he’s back – only one can boss the streets of Liverpool.

Packed with twists, turns and deceit, get ready for the first novel in an explosive new gangland crime series.

HE’S OUT FOR BLOOD

After a stint inside, notorious gangster Nathan Conlon is back. He says he’s a changed man, but old habits die hard on Liverpool’s gritty streets. He’ll stop at nothing to reclaim his formidable criminal empire – and his long-suffering ex-wife, Grace.

SHE’S OUT FOR REVENGE

Grace once kissed the ground that Nathan walked on, but not anymore. She’s head of the firm now, commanding respect from the best of them, and she’ll do anything to protect her family – even if it means beating Nathan at the dirtiest of games . . .

WHO WILL COME OUT ON TOP?

Just turn up!

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£20.00

28th August 2019 George Alagiah

Date:
28th August 2019

7 for 7.30 pm start

What to Expect:

We are thrilled to host BBC1 news presenter George Alagiah.

The venue is Bushell Hall, Birkenhead School , Oxton, Wirral.

Before becoming the presenter of BBC News at Six, George Alagiah was known for his work as one of the BBC’s foreign correspondents. He covered the genocide in Rwanda, civil wars in Afghanistan and Liberia, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa and the 9/11 terror attacks on New York, winning numerous awards for his coverage, from Amnesty International and The Royal Television Society among others. Prior to joining the BBC in 1989, Alagiah worked in print journalism for seven years. In 2008 he was awarded the OBE for services to journalism.
TheBurning Land is George Alagiah’s first work of fiction and sees him delve into the spaces between the despatches he has brought to the nation as a reporter. He has published two works of non-fiction: A Passage to Africa (2001) and Home from Home (2006)

This is the exhilarating debut novel from the much-loved, award-winning BBC broadcaster. His two works of nonfiction -A Passage to Africa and A Home From Homehave sold 39,500 and 14,000 respectively through TCM
Perfect for fans of John Le Carré's The Constant Gardener, Gillian Slovo's Red Dust and Andrew Marr's Head of State and Children of the Master
Reviews:
‘Praise for George Alagiah: Courageous, controversial, compassionate’ -Daily Mail
‘Without rhetoric or rancour, his eloquent book places these issues in their true context, and frames some of the major moral questions of our time’ -Independent
‘An optimistic book suffused with Alagiah’s outraged humanity’ -Observer
‘The emphatic authority that George Alagiah has brought to his reports from Africa for BBC News is just as strong a component of his book’ -The Times
Description:
‘It was never meant to be like this. Sabotage, yes. Propaganda, yes. All of that and more –but not this. Not murder.’
As greed and corruption taint the optimism of a nation, the political becomes deeply personal for former childhood friends, Lindi and Kagiso. Their beloved home country, South Africa, is rapidly turning into a powder keg, as nations fight for ownership of its land and resources. With the murder of one of the nation’s bright young hopes, the fuse is well and truly lit.
As the hunt for his killer intensifies, Lindi and Kagiso come together to protect the land and people they love; even as events are set in motion that no one –least of all they –can control.


Venue:
Birkenhead School, Bushell Hall

Bidston Road Oxton Wirral

Tickets:
£14.99 and 10.00

14.99 inc a copy of the book 10.00 redeemable against the book on the evening.

2nd September 2019 Mary Paulson - Ellis

Date:
2nd September 2019

6.30 for 7pm start

What to Expect:

From The Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs Walker - Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2017 - comes Mary Paulson-Ellis's second stunning historical mystery, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing. Solomon knew that he had one advantage. A pawn ticket belonging to a dead man tucked into his top pocket - the only clue to the truth . . . An old soldier dies alone in his Edinburgh nursing home. No known relatives, and no Will to enact. Just a pawn ticket found amongst his belongings, and fifty thousand pounds in used notes sewn into the lining of his burial suit . . . Heir Hunter, Solomon Farthing - down on his luck, until, perhaps, now - is tipped off on this unexplained fortune. Armed with only the deceased's name and the crumpled pawn ticket, he must find the dead man's closest living relative if he is to get a cut of this much-needed cash. But in trawling through the deceased's family tree, Solomon uncovers a mystery that goes back to 1918 and a group of eleven soldiers abandoned in a farmhouse billet in France in the weeks leading up to the armistice. Set between contemporary Edinburgh and the final brutal days of the First World War as the soldiers await their orders, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing shows us how the debts of the present can never be settled unless those of the past have been paid first . . .

Paulson-Ellis lives in Edinburgh. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and was awarded the inaugural Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction in 2009 and the Maverick Award from the Tom McGrath Trust in 2011. Her critically acclaimed debut, The Other Mrs Walker, reached number three in The Times paperback fiction chart. The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing is her second novel.

Venue:
Linghams

Tickets:
£8.00

redeemable

4th September 2019 Sir Alastair Cook

Date:
4th September 2019

Doors open 7 for 7.30pm start

What to Expect:

We are SO EXCITED to announce this event with Sir Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook is England's greatest batsman. As captain he led the team to a staggering 24 v ictories, scoring a remarkable 12,254 runs. With the most appearances over 160 Test matches, he's recorded the greatest number of centuries, scoring 30 tons. So why, at the top of his game, did he suddenly quit? Cricket, the sport of gleaming whites and gentility, is polite, friendly and reserved. But there's another side: beneath the surface anxiety looms, tensions run high and emotions can be explosive. Alastair began and ended his England cricketing career on soaring highs, winning centuries, and yet he has feared for the fate of his career and has fought harder and harder to come back from his losses, to win the next big match even in the face of failure. On the way he recounts the fiery fall-out with Kev in Pietersen and the heartbreaking decisions a captain must make, as well as the highs of leading England against India for their first series win in 28 years, the glory of two extraordinary Ashes wins and what, finally, conv inced him to leave international cricket. To know Alastair Cook is to know everything, and in this incredibly candid autobiography he tells the story not only of what it takes to be England's greatest batsman but also the price paid by a sportsman at the top of his game.
THE AUTHOR Alastair Nathan Cook was born in Gloucester, December 1984. He is an English cricketer. He plays for Essex County Cricket Club and previously for England. Cook is the fifth highest Test scorer of all time. He is regarded as England's most successful batsman ever and now he is an

This event is ticketed and includes a copy of his autobiography.  Please note there will be NO meet and greet after the event.

Venue:
Craxton Wood Hotel and Spa

Parkgate Road Ledsham Cheshire CH66 9PB

Tickets:
£20.00

a copy of his book

5th September 2019 Michael Owen book launch Reboot

Date:
5th September 2019

7 for 7.30 pm start

What to Expect:

MICHAEL OWEN’S new autobiography will enable him to open up about his football life for the first time – and set the record straight once and for all. The legendary striker published his first book ‘Off The Record’ in 2004 but feels he ‘didn’t have a voice’ during his playing days and now, six years after hanging up his boots, he can finally lift the lid on what really happened during his much- talked about career. It promises to make for an explosive read and one of the most hotly anticipated football books of the year. After breaking into the Liverpool team as a 17-year-old, Owen burst on to the international scene with a wonder goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup. The Chester-born forward became the second youngest player to claim the Ballon d’Or in 2001 and went on to play in three World Cups for England. But controversial transfers to Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Anfield rivals Manchester United have always divided opinion among fans. Now Owen is revealing what really happened during the course of a career that saw him share a dressing room with the likes of David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer not to mention a star-studded Galacticos side that included Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos, Raúl and Luis Figo. Owen, who penned a previous book in 2004, said: “People might know 20 per cent of my life, maybe a bit more, but I’d like to be able to fill in the blanks and then if somebody likes me, loves me, hates me, detests me after that then that’s fine, because that’s me then.”

Official book launch 5th September

Venue:
Craxton wood hotel and Spa

parkgate Road Ledsham Cheshire Cheshire

Tickets:
£27

A copy of his book

9th September 2019 Mark Radcliffe

Date:
9th September 2019

7 for 7.30pm start

What to Expect:

We are thrilled to announce an event with the folk legend Mark Radcliffe at Neston Cricket Club.

In conversation and book signing.

Crossroads

A personal reflection on the crucial turning points in the history of music, Crossroads is an intimate account of music and its power to transform lives, set against Mark’s own sense of being at a crossroads in his life.

 

Standing at the Mississippi crossroads of Robert Johnson and the devil’s infamous meeting, Mark found himself facing his own personal crunch point: aged sixty, he had just mourned the death of his father, only to be handed a diagnosis of mouth and throat cancer. This combination of physical location and emotional state led Radcliffe to think about the pivotal tracks in music and how the musicians who wrote and performed them – from Woodie Guthrie to Gloria Gaynor, Kurt Cobain to Bob Marley – had reached the crossroads that led to such epoch-changing music. Radcliffe takes a personal journey through these touchstone tracks, looking at the story behind the records and his own experiences as he goes in search of these moments.

Venue:
Neston Cricket Club

Station Road Neston Wirral

Tickets:
£16.99 and £27

admits one person (£16.99) and includes a copy of the book. £27 admits two people and includes a copy of the book.

11th September 2019 Rhik Samadder

Date:
11th September 2019

6.30 for 7PM

What to Expect:

Rhik Samadder is a writer, actor and broadcaster. He has a regular column with The Guardian and created their cult ‘Inspect a Gadget’ feature. He has written for The Observer, Men’s Health and Prospect magazine, as well as being a guest, presenter and host on various radio shows. Rhik studied acting at Drama Centre London and appeared on HBO, BBC, ITV, Channel 4 (credits including Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Doctors) as well as a lead role with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Rhik's book  starts on Christmas morning, 2010. I’m in bed with my mother, in a Bangkok sex hotel. It is my thirtieth birthday. How have things got so out of hand?  On an unlikely backpacking trip, Rhik and his mother find themselves speaking openly for the first time in years. Afterwards, the depression that has weighed down on Rhik for much of his life begins to loosen its grip for a moment – so he seizes the opportunity: to own it, to understand it, and to find out where it came from.

And so begins a journey of investigation, healing and recovery. Along the way Rhik learns some shocking truths about his family, and realizes that, in turn, he will need to confront the secrets he has long buried. But through this, he triumphs over his fears and brings his depression into the light.
A vital, moving and darkly funny memoir by a powerful new voice, I Never Said I Loved You is the story of how Rhik learned to let go, and then keep going. 

Ticket redeemable against the book

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road

Tickets:
£8

redeemable against the book

17th September 2019 Max Hastings

Date:
17th September 2019

7 for 7.30pm start

What to Expect:

We are absolutely thrilled to announce Max Hastings, author of Vietnam and twenty six other books  will be at Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa talking about his new book Chastise.

A MASTERLY ACCOUNT OF ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY EPISODES IN BRITISH HISTORY REVEALING FOR THE FIRST TIME THE FULL EXTENT OF THE HUMAN STORY BEHIND THE DAMBUSTERS LEGEND

Operation Chastise, the overnight destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s 617 Squadron, was an epic that has passed into Britain’s national legend. 

Max Hastings grew up embracing the story, the classic 1955 movie and the memory of Guy Gibson, the 24-year-old wing-commander who won the V.C. leading the raid. In the 21st century, however, he urges that we should review the Dambusters in more complex colours. The aircrew’s heroism was wholly authentic, as was the brilliance of Barnes Wallis, who invented the ‘bouncing bombs’. But commanders who promised the young fliers that success could shorten the war fantasised wildly. What Germans call the Mohnekatastrophe imposed on the Nazi war machine brief disruption, rather than a crippling blow.

Hastings vividly describes the evolution of the bomb, and of the squadron which broke the dams at the cost of almost half its number. But he also portrays in harrowing detail the fate of those swept away by the torrents. Some 1,400 civilians perished in the biblical floods that swept the Mohne valley, more than half of the victims Russian and Polish women, slave labourers under Hitler. 

Ironically, Air Marshal Sir Arthur ‘Bomber’ Harris gained much of the credit, though he bitterly opposed Chastise as a distraction from his city-burning blitz. He also made what the author describes as the operation’s biggest mistake – the failure to launch a conventional attack on Albert Speer’s huge post-repair operation, which could have transformed the impact of Chastise, inflicting a major blow upon Ruhr industry.

Chastise offers a fascinating retake on legend by a master of the art. Hastings sets the Dams Raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War; of Barnes Wallis; the monstrous Harris; the tragic Gibson, together with superb narrative of the action of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history.     

MAX HASTINGS is the author of twenty-seven books, most about conflict, and between 1986 and 2002 served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph, then as editor of the Evening Standard. He has won many prizes both for journalism and his books, of which the most recent are the Sunday Times bestseller Vietnam, The Secret War, Catastrophe and Nemesis. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of King’s College, London and was knighted in 2002. He lives with his wife Penny in West Berkshire, where they garden enthusiastically.

Venue:
Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa

Thornton Hough Road Wirral

Tickets:
£25 and 35

copy of book (25.00) Couple ticket £35.00 admits two one book

19th September 2019 Jon Sopel

Date:
19th September 2019

12.30 for 1pm start

What to Expect:

We have NEWS!!

Jon Sopel the BBC's North America Editor is coming to Wirral...He has covered the 2016 election and Trump's White House at first hand, reporting for the BBC across TV, radio, and online. As a member of the White House Press Corps, he has accompanied both President Obama and President Trump on Air Force One and interviewed President Obama at the White House. He has travelled extensively across the US and recently rode a Harley Davidson down the West Coast (that wasn't for work though)!

Welcome to the White House. At the heart of Washington, there is a circus. It's raucous, noisy and full of clowns. Reporting on it is a daily cacophony. Four major stories can blow up and blow out before breakfast, and political weather systems are moving at warp speed. The one thing absent from the weather forecast is the tranquil eye of the storm. That we never see. In A Year at the Circus: Inside Trump's White House, BBC North America Editor, Jon Sopel, takes you inside Trump's West Wing and explores the impact this presidency has had on the most iconic of American institutions. Each chapter starts inside a famous Washington room, uncovering its history and its new resonance in the Trump era. You are invited to step inside the Oval Office where Trump called for loyalty from FBI Director James Comey, and experience life as a reporter in the Briefing Room, where the tense relationship between the media and the President is played out. Guiding you through these rooms, Jon reveals the inner workings of the Trump White House and details the key moments and conversations that have unfolded within its walls. From Kim Jong-un and Kavanaugh to Merkel and the Mueller Inquiry - this is your insider guide to the Washington Circus. Roll up, roll up ...

Venue Neston Cricket Club

12.30 for 1Pm start

Venue:
Neston Cricket Club

Station road Neston Wirral

Tickets:
£20.00 and 10

20 inc book 10 redeemable against the book

25th September 2019 David Baldacci

Date:
25th September 2019

7 for 7.30 pm start

What to Expect:

He is BACK FOLKS!

David Baldacci is one of the world’s bestselling thriller writers. With over 130 million copies in print, his books are published in over 80 territories and 45 languages and have been adapted for both film and television. He has established links to government sources, giving his books added authenticity.

 

An intriguing new character and a historical crime novel reminiscent of the best of Raymond Chandler or Agatha Christie

 

1949, Poca City – Aloysius Archer arrives in the dusty southern town with nothing but a handful of dollars and the clothes he stands in. Fresh from the battlefields of Italy, via prison for a crime he did not commit, he is hoping to build a peaceful life for himself. But peace and prosperity are hard to come by in a drought ravaged town carrying more than its fair share of secrets.

 

Before he knows it, Archer finds himself in the middle of a feud between two powerful local families. When blood is spilt on both sides, Archer is forced to turn sleuth not only to find the truth, but also to clear his own name.

Venue Heswall Hall

7 for 7.30 start

Venue:
Heswall Hall

Telegraph road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£18.99 and 29.00

18.99 admits one person in book 29.00 couple ticket one book

30th September 2019 Andrew Wilson

Date:
30th September 2019

e.g. Doors open at 6.30 for 7pm start

What to Expect:

An evening of Christie, Cyanide, Chatter and Wine with Andrew Wilson talking about his latest novel.

'Fiendishly well-plotted, hugely entertaining – one feels Agatha Christie would have been delighted' – LUCY FOLEY, bestselling author of The Hunting Party

I’m Mrs Christie. I think you are expecting me…

Baghdad, 1928. Agatha leaves England for the far-flung destination, determined to investigate an unresolved mystery: two year ago, the explorer and the writer Gertrude Bell died there from a drugs overdose. At the time, the authorities believed that Bell had taken her own life, but a letter now unearthed reveals she was afraid someone wants to kill her...

In her letter, Bell suggests that if she were to die the best place to look for her murderer would be Ur, the archaeological site in ancient Mesopotamia famous for its Great Death Pit.

But as Agatha stealthily begins to look into the death of Gertrude Bell, she soon discovers the mission is not without its risks. And she has to use all her skills to try and outwit a killer who is determined to stay hidden among the desert sands...

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£10

Redeemable against the book

1st October 2019 Jason Plato

Date:
1st October 2019

7 for 7.30pm start

What to Expect:

Woohoo how excited are we!

Jason Plato is one of the biggest characters in UK motor racing, and one of the most controversial. Since bursting onto the karting scene at the end of the 1970s he has gone on to either upstage or upset dozens of drivers, team owners and team managers - not to mention the odd policeman and nightclub owner. Despite that he is the British Touring Car Championship's most successful driver ever having won an astonishing 96 races and two championships, with more race wins than Lewis Hamilton. Since 2004, Jason has also co-presented the popular motoring magazine series Fifth Gear, which recently aired its 23rd series. Jason is also a weekly regular on James Martin's hugely popular current show, Saturday Morning, on ITV. How Not to Be a Professional Racing Driver is his first book.

From the man himself:

My name is Jason Plato. Two-time championship-winning and record-breaking racing driver, television presenter, voiceover artist, pilot, bon viveur, hedonist, robber, former inmate of the Monaco police department and a living, breathing example of what you shouldn't do if you want to become a professional racing driver.

That's not some idiotic tabloid claim, by the way. That's genuinely who I am. I drink, I smoke, I don't go to the gym and I rarely stick to the script when talking to the media. Yet I'm still racing, and at the same level I was when I first won a seat with the Williams Touring Car Team over twenty years ago.

It's no coincidence that I've won more races in the British Touring Car Championship than any other driver and over twice as many as the drivers who've won more championships. Then again, it's also no coincidence that I once spent several days in prison in Monaco for stealing a JCB. There is nothing sensible, predictable or considered about me, I'm afraid. This is my story.

Tickets include a copy of his book.

Venue:
Heswall Hall

Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£20.00

copy of his book

4th October 2019 Jo Jo Moyes

Date:
4th October 2019

7 for 7.30pm start

What to Expect:

One of my all time FAVOURITE Authors  is coming to town!

DON’T MISS THE STANDALONE NEW NOVEL FROM JOJO MOYES, THE NO. 1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ME BEFORE YOU, AFTER YOU AND STILL ME .  Inspired by a remarkable true story, The Giver of Stars features five incredible women who will prove to be every bit as beloved as Lou Clark, the unforgettable heroine of Me Before You.

Moyes somehow manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love’ Sunday Express

‘Storytelling at its best’ Marie Claire

‘A triumph’ Heat

‘A deeply satisfying book full of big emotions’ Good Housekeeping

‘Britain’s best contemporary female author’ Sun on Sunday

Venue Birkenhead School , Bushell Hall ,  ticketed event, includes a copy of her new book.

Venue:
Birkenhead School, Bushell Hall

Oxton Road Oxton Wirral

Tickets:
£20.00

A copy of Giver OF Stars

4th October 2019 Bill Bryson

Date:
4th October 2019

12 pm to 2pm

What to Expect:

Bill Bryson is coming to Linghams Bookshop.

How thrilled are we!

He will be signing copies of his new book The Body between 12pm and 2PM.

Tickets are limited .

 

Please note this is a signing only , a ticket includes a copy of his book.  You must have a ticket for this book signing.  It is  NOT a talk (event)  tickets are non refundable.

 

The Body: A Guide for Occupants is an extraordinary exploration of the human body which will have you marvelling at the form you occupy. If you’ve ever wondered what really goes on inside your head, heart and beyond, Bill Bryson will help you understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe. Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. 

Bill Bryson explains what inspired him to take on this exciting and ambitious project: ‘We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us. What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected.  There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.’

 

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£25.00

a copy of the BODY

7th October 2019 Ambrose Parry

Date:
7th October 2019

6.30 for 7pm start

What to Expect:

 Ambrose Parry is a pseudonym for a collaboration between Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman. The couple are married and live in Scotland. Chris Brookmyre is the international bestselling and multi-award-winning author of over twenty novels. Dr Marisa Haetzman is a consultant anaesthetist of twenty years’ experience, whose research for her Master’s degree in the History of Medicine uncovered the material upon which this series, which began with The Way of All Flesh, is based. The Way of all Flesh was longlisted for both the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year.

This is is the second in the series of novels by Ambrose Parry

Edinburgh, 1849. Despite Edinburgh being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson. A whispering campaign seeks to blame him for the death of a patient in suspicious circumstances.

Simpson's protégé Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher are determined to clear their patron's name. But with Raven battling against the dark side of his own nature, and Sarah endeavouring to expand her own medical knowledge beyond what society deems acceptable for a woman, the pair struggle to understand the cause of the deaths.

Will and Sarah must unite and plunge into Edinburgh's deadliest streets to clear Simpson's name. But soon they discover that the true cause of these deaths has evaded suspicion purely because it is so unthinkable.

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

Tickets:
£10.00

Redeemable against the book.

9th October 2019 Chris Ryan

Date:
9th October 2019

e.g. Doors open 6.30 for 7pm start

What to Expect:

 We are thrilled to be welcoming Chris Ryan talking about his seventh book in Danny Black series.

Black Ops

To murder an SAS man is no easy task. So when three former Regiment guys turn up dead, brutally butchered in different corners of the globe, the hunt is on for a pro.

But sometimes it takes a killer to catch a killer.

Enter Danny Black.

When the Regiment legend learns that his prime suspect is a top MI6 agent, highly trained in the SAS's dark arts and currently operating deep under cover, he knows that this will be no ordinary mission. It will be a black op of the highest secrecy and utmost urgency. A black op Hereford will only entrust to Danny.

With the help of the target's impressive female MI6 handler, and accompanied by a grizzled bunch of former special forces operatives, the trail will take him across the world: from Hereford to London to the Brecon Beacons, and from the bright lights of Beirut to the badlands of the Syrian desert.

But there is more to this mission than Danny can ever know, and in the secret world, sometimes your deadliest enemy is much, much closer to home.  In this secret world the hunter can become the hunted .  Could it be Danny has met his match.....

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road heswal Wirral

Tickets:
£18.99 and 10

Includes book (18.99) or redeemable against the book.

15th October 2019 Jung Chang

Date:
15th October 2019

7 for 7.30 pm start

What to Expect:

Jung Chang is the internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China; Mao: The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday); and Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine who Launched Modern China. Her books have been translated into over 40 languages and sold more than 15 million copies outside Mainland China where they are banned. She was born in China in 1952, and came to Britain in 1978. 

Jung will be visiting us 15th October talking about her latest book : 

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red sister : three Women at the Heart of Twentieth Century China

They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the centre of power, and each of them left an indelible mark on history. Red Sister, Ching-ling, married the `Father of China', Sun Yat-sen, and rose to be Mao's vice-chair. Little Sister, May-ling, became Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of pre-Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right. Big Sister, Ei-ling, became Chiang's unofficial main adviser - and made herself one of China's richest women. All three sisters enjoyed tremendous privilege and glory, but also endured constant mortal danger. They showed great courage and experienced passionate love, as well as despair and heartbreak. They remained close emotionally, even when they embraced opposing political camps and Ching-ling dedicated herself to destroying her two sisters' worlds. Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister is a gripping story of love, war, intrigue, bravery, glamour and betrayal, which takes us on a sweeping journey from Canton to Hawaii to New York, from exiles' quarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow, and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan. In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth-century China.

Venue:
Heswall Hall

Telegraph road Heswall

Tickets:
£25 and 15

25 inc book 15 redeemable against the book

19th October 2019 Heather Morris

Date:
19th October 2019

7 for 7.30 PM start

What to Expect:

Have you read the Tatooist of Auschwiz? then you are in for a real treat as Heather is Morris is coming to Wirral..

Heather Morris is an international number one bestselling author, who is passionate about stories of survival, resilience and hope. In 2003, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, Heather was introduced to an elderly gentleman who 'might just have a story worth telling'. The day she met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives. Their friendship grew and Lale embarked on a journey of self-scrutiny, entrusting the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust to her. Heather originally wrote Lale's story as a screenplay - which ranked high in international competitions - before reshaping it into her debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Her second novel, Cilka's Journey, is a follow up to The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her. In 1942 Cilka Klein is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator by the Russians and sent to a desolate, brutal prison camp in Siberia known as Vorkuta, inside the Arctic Circle. Innocent and imprisoned once again, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, each day a battle for survival. Cilka befriends a woman doctor, and learns to nurse the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under unimaginable conditions. And when she tends to a man called Alexandr, Cilka finds that despite everything, there is room in her heart for love. Based on what is known of Cilka Klein's time in Auschwitz, and on the experience of women in Siberian prison camps, Cilka's Journey is the breathtaking sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz. A powerful testament to the triumph of the human will, this novel will make you weep, but it will also leave you astonished and uplifted by one woman's fierce determination to survive, against all odds. 'She was the bravest person I ever met' Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitzorri

Venue:
Neston Cricket Club

Station road Parkgate

Tickets:
£15.00

copy of the book

25th November 2019 Derek Temple and Gavin Buckland

Date:
25th November 2019

6.30 for 7PM

What to Expect:

Calling all Everton fans.

Derek will be talking with Gavin Buckland about his book

When the wealthy Littlewoods corporation owner John Moores took control of Everton Football Club in 1960 it set in motion a chain of events that still affect the game in this country today. Although big clubs had spent money before, none had done so with such naked short- term ambition and a ruthlessness to succeed that sent shockwaves through the previously stagnant world of English football. Money Can’t Buy Us Love tells the tale of how Moores and manager Harry Catterick took the so-called ‘Mersey Millionaires’ to the summit of English football, in the context of the major cultural changes of the time.

Book talk and signing

Venue:
Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall

Tickets:
£8

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