Forthcoming Events

15th December 2018 Romesh Ranganathan Book signing

15th December 2018

e.g. Doors open at 2.30 pm start

What to Expect:

How exciting! Romesh will be visiting our bookshop on Saturday 15th December from 230 to 430 signing copies of his Auto biography. This is a book signing only. It is a ticketed event and limited numbers. You must have a ticket to meet Romesh and this includes a copy of his auto biography.

Tickets £20 Inc a copy of his book.

0151 342 7290

Romesh Ranganathan is a stand-up comedian and actor. A former maths teacher, he made his comedy circuit debut in 2010, and has quickly established himself as one of British comedy’s brightest stars. His two Edinburgh Festival shows, ‘Rom Com’ and ‘Rom Wasn’t Built In a Day’, were nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Foster’s Best Newcomer Award 2013 and Best Show Award 2014. In 2015 his BBC series Asian Provocateur was nominated for a BAFTA and received wide critical acclaim. In 2016 his debut solo tour, Irrational, sold over 100,000 tickets and saw Romesh receive the Ents24 Hardest Working Comedian of the Year award.

Romesh appears frequently on multiple TV and radio shows, is the star of Asian Provocateur, The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, The Reluctant Landlord and Just Another Immigrant, and a regular on A League of Their Own. He writes occasionally for the Guardian.

Please note this is a book signing only.


248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral


A copy of his book

13th January 2019 Joe Wicks

13th January 2019

12.30 for 1pm start

What to Expect:


Look who is coming to Wirral for a TALK and book signing.

Yes Joe Wicks!

Tickets include his latest book and are priced at £20.

The event will be held at Birkenhead School, Bushell Hall, Bidston Road, Oxton.

Get ready for Joe's vegetarian take on Lean in 15: The Shift Plan, which is the bestselling diet book of all time. Inside are a hundred flavour-packed vegetarian recipes, many of which are also vegan, plus three exclusive Body Coach HIIT workouts and a bonus abs workout.

From Smoky Sweet Potato Chilli to 'Creamy' Butternut Pasta, Veggie Lean in 15 features a fantastic range of meat-free dishes, all prepared in fifteen minutes flat. The recipes are ideal for full- and part-time veggies, as well as those wishing to cut down on eating meat in a healthy and delicious way. There are also plenty of make-ahead ideas to get you prepping like a boss in no time at all.

Call 0151 342 7290 or book online

Birkenhead School

Bushell Hall Bidston Road oxton


Copy of his book

17th January 2019 SOLD OUT Dr Rangan Chatterjee

17th January 2019

6.30PM start for 7PM

What to Expect:

This event has sold out.

There is a waiting list for this event .

We are thrilled to welcome Dr Rangan Chatterjee " The Stress Solution"

Talk and book signing at Linghams

*From the author of the Sunday Times bestselling The 4 Pillar Plan**

"Small changes make a big difference - we can all benefit from reading this" - Jamie Oliver

"Dr Chatterjee tackles stress through clear explanations and immediately actionable advice" - Matthew Walker, bestselling author of Why We Sleep

"It's thought that between 70 and 90% of GP consultations are related to stress"

This has to change.

Dr Rangan Chatterjee knows this better than anyone. As a practising GP he's seen first-hand how stress affects his patients and has found simple but effective methods to help them.

Now he's on a mission to show that combatting stress is easier than you think.

He shows how a small change in the way you approach your


can help you lead a more fulfilled, calmer life.

In The Stress Solution, Rangan offers simple and achievable interventions to help you re-set your life, offering simple tools for how to cope with modern-life, including:

· How to design your morning routine effectively
· How to keep a touch diary
· How to mute your digital world and make maoi mates
· How to eat the alphabet

Packed with personal accounts and patient cases, this book will become your blueprint on how to live stress-free in the modern world.

"Life's constant pressures can get to much. This book will help you stay calm and sane in this chaotic, busy world" - Amelia Freer, author of Cook. Nourish. Glow


248 telegraph Road Heswall Wirra CH60 7SG


redeemable against the book

22nd January 2019 Fiona Barton and Lesley Kara

22nd January 2019

6.30PM start for 7PM

What to Expect:

We LOVE crime nights at Linghams especially when one of our favourite crime authors is visiting AND a super debut everyone is talking about !

Meet Fiona Barton author of The Widow and The Child with her new book The Suspect. Event is at Linghams , tickets £7 ( redeemable against either book).

The new must-read thriller from the author of Sunday Times bestseller, THE WIDOW, and the Richard & Judy No. 1 bestseller, THE CHILD.

Intelligent, insightful and compelling. A clever, twisting whodunnit that delivers an emotional punch. I loved it.’ C L Taylor

‘The police belonged to another world – the world they saw on the television or in the papers. Not theirs.’

When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. 

Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth – and this time is no exception. But she can’t help but think of her own son, who she hasn’t seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling. This time it’s personal.

And as the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think . . .


'A fast-paced whodunnit with heart, characters I feel I know and a deliciously dark twist. Superb writing, often blackly funny, and a scene that made me cry into my pillow.' Gillian McAllister, Sunday Times bestselling author of EVERYTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Lesley Kara

In this chilling tale of paranoia, suspicion and accusation, Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page.' Paula Hawkins, No.1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water

'A great debut with a slyly clever premise and a rollercoaster ride to the very last sentence.' Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow and The Child

When single mum Joanna hears a rumour at the school gates, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another and now there’s no going back . . .

Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea.

Sally McGowan was just ten years old when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death forty-eight years ago – no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman.

So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Joanna go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realizes what it is she’s unleashed?


248 Telegraph Road Heswall CH60 7SG


redeemable against either book

24th January 2019 Jeremy Dronfield

24th January 2019

6.30PM start for 7PM

What to Expect:

If you have read the Tattooist of Auschwitz then this  non fiction book by Jeremy Dronfield is for you.

Talk and book signing .

In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany. There began an unimaginable ordeal that saw the pair beaten, starved and forced to build the very concentration camp they were held in.

When Gustav was set to be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, Fritz refused to leave his side. Throughout the horrors they witnessed and the suffering they endured, there was one constant that kept them alive: the love between father and son.

Based on Gustav's secret diary and meticulous archive research, this book tells his and Fritz's story for the first time - a story of courage and survival unparalleled in the history of the Holocaust.


248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral


discount off the book

28th January 2019 Laura Shepherd Robinson

28th January 2019

6.30PM start for 7PM

What to Expect:

Laura Shepher Robinson will be visiting us to talk about her thrilling new novel Blood and Sugar.

The event is at Linghams and will be a talk and book signing.

Blood & Sugar is the thrilling debut historical crime novel from Laura Shepherd-Robinson.

June, 1781. An unidentified body hangs upon a hook at Deptford Dock – horribly tortured and branded with a slaver’s mark.

Some days later, Captain Harry Corsham – a war hero embarking upon a promising parliamentary career – is visited by the sister of an old friend. Her brother, passionate abolitionist Tad Archer, had been about to expose a secret that he believed could cause irreparable damage to the British slaving industry. He’d said people were trying to kill him, and now he is missing . . .

To discover what happened to Tad, Harry is forced to pick up the threads of his friend’s investigation, delving into the heart of the conspiracy Tad had unearthed. His investigation will threaten his political prospects, his family’s happiness, and force a reckoning with his past, risking the revelation of secrets that have the power to destroy him.


248 telegraph Road Heswall Wirral Ch60 7SG


redeemable against the book

29th January 2019 Gerald Seymour

29th January 2019

7pm for 7.30 start

What to Expect:

When you want to meet a thriller writer look no further, yes Gerald Seymour is coming to Heswall folks!

the kings of Thrillers! Meet Gerald at Heswall Hall for a talk and book signing with his latest book.



The Kalashnikov AK47. A weapon with a unique image. A symbol of freedom fighters and terrorists across the globe. Undercover officer Andy Knight has infiltrated an extremist group intent on bringing the rifle to Britain - something MI5 have been struggling for years to prevent. 

 He befriends Zeinab, the young Muslim student from Yorkshire who is at the centre of the plot. All Zeinab needs to do is travel to the impoverished high-rise estates of Marseilles and bring one rifle home on a test run. Then many more will follow - and with them would come killing on an horrendous scale.

Zeinab is both passionate and attractive, and though Andy knows that the golden rule of undercover work is not to get emotionally attached to the target, sometimes rules are impossible to follow.

Supremely suspenseful, Battle Sight Zero follows Andy and Zeinab to the lethal badlands of the French port city, simultaneously tracking the extraordinary life journey of the blood-soaked weapon they are destined to be handed there.


‘The best thriller writer in the world’ Daily Telegraph

‘Ask aficionados who is Britain’s finest thriller writer, and many would answer Gerald Seymour’ Guardian


Heswall Hall

£18.99 and 10.00

copy of his book and redeemable against the book

25th February 2019 Tracey Thorn

25th February 2019

6 for 6.30pm start

What to Expect:

An evening with singer, songwriter Tracey Thorn from the band Everything But The Girl.

Tickets £14.99 inc a copy of her book.
Tickets £10.00 redeemable against the book.
Venue Linghams Bookshop, 248 Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral CH60 7SG

Tracey Thorn is a singer-songwriter and writer, best known for her seventeen years in bestselling duo Everything But The Girl. She grew up as the youngest of three children in Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, where she learned the piano, enjoyed underaged drinking, and started her first band while still at school. Since then, she has released four solo albums, one movie soundtrack, a large handful of singles and two books, including the Sunday Times bestselling memoir, Bedsit Disco Queen, and currently writes a column for the New Statesman. She lives in London, with her husband Ben Watt and their three children.

Tickets on sale now. 0151 342 7290


248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral CH60 7SG

£14.99 and 10.00

14.99 includes a copy of the book and 10.00 is redeemable .

20th March 2019 An evening with Frank Turner

20th March 2019

7 for 7.30pm start

What to Expect:

An evening with Frank Turner, talk and book signing. In conversation with Ian Winwood.

Includes live performance of five songs!

Tickets £25.00 include a copy of his book. Couple tickets £35.00 admits two people and includes a copy of his book

Venue is Craxton Wood Hotel and Spa, Parkgate Road, Cheshire

Frank Turner is an English folk/punk singer-songwriter from Winchester. He was the lead singer of post-hardcore band Million Dead, before embarking on a solo career which has included headlining a sold out Wembley Arena and performing in front of millions at the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Turner has released seven solo albums as well as EPs and rarities, and has played thousands of shows across 38 countries. His sixth album, Positive Songs For Negative People, reached #2 in in the UK album charts upon release in August 2015 and his most recent album, Be More Kind, reached #3 upon release in May 2018.

Craxton Wood Hotel and Spa

Parkgate Road Ledsham Cheshire ch66 9pb

£25 and 35

copy of his book

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