Happy New Year to one and all. Nice to be back to normal……Having said that, we were very busy over Christmas, and the success of this year, and the previous one, just goes to show that those who predicted the demise of books and the complete take-over of e-books couldn’t tell their a*** from their I-Pad! And it’s not an age thing….indeed a recent survey reported in The Guardian found out that something like 69% of 8 to 14 year olds much preferred books to e-books. Why wouldn’t they? Books are lovely, tactile things – and will never be replaced.
Yet again to go with lots of new books, there will be some great author events this year. The ones I can tell you about at the moment are firstly later this month a talk on a recently uncovered diary of a Nuneaton First World War Tommy, Cady Hoyte, who was in the Warwickshire Regiment. And later in April a talk by Professor Danny Dorling of Oxford on the housing crisis and why it won’t be solved by building more houses. I’m really looking forward to welcoming Danny back for this one, as not only is his work hugely impressive but his presentations are always so stimulating and entertaining. Get your tickets early.
I did some terrific reading for myself over Christmas….see my reviews
Look forward to welcoming you once again to either shop
And as usual we hope you enjoyThis Months Reviews. ….Keith & Frances Smith