we are putting together at present a program of events on behalf of Kenilworth festival in May, and so far we have Robert Elverstone who will be talking about his book ‘Farewell To The Horses : Diary of a British Tommy 1915 – 1919′ a remarkable tale about an unassuming Warwickshire man who joined the Warwickshire Yeomanry and fought against the Turks in North Africa, went on a ship that was torpedoed and sank, and ended up in the trenches in France……… and survived it all! A very brave man as you will see, a real hero in my opinion, but without any recognition up until now. We also have Sarah Hosking who will be telling us how she and a small group put together a history of their local village Clifford Chambers near Stratford ‘Round The Square and Up The Tower’ which has resulted in a magnificent and most unusual book which will be an inspiration to anyone else considering such a project. Dinah Jefferies and Isabel Wolff will be talking about their novels which are set in the Far East and have had wonderful reviews. And we have famous local resident Andrew Davies telling us about his new BBC film due on screen at the end of May ‘A Poet in New York’. It is set in the last week of his life, but includes numerous flashbacks to his childhood and happy times with Caitlin and his children in the beautiful coastal village of Laugharne in West Wales. We are very lucky to be getting a preview of that.
Warwick Words Summer festival is 5-8th June and we have Robert Elverstone coming to talk about his brand new book ‘Absent Through Want of Boots : Diary of a Victorian School in Leicestershire’, an absolutely fascinating account of the developments and daily struggles in our local schools. We are also very excited to be welcoming Graham Jones to talk about his childrens book ‘Time Travelling Toby’ about flying Spitfires, and he is bringing along WWII veteran Tim ‘Wimpy’ Wellings….fantastic! On Tuesday 29th April 7pm at Warwick Library, Danny Dorling will be talking about his new book ‘All That Is Solid : The Great Housing Disaster’ in which Danny argues that housing is the defining issue of our times. He is now the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the School of Geography and the Environment University of Oxford and one of our leading social geographers and popular commentators. Also at Warwick Library on Thursday 12th June 7pm , Jim Ring will talk about his book ‘Storming The Eagle’s Nest : Hitler’s War In The Alps’. This looks at the Second World War from a unique perspective, and is sure to be of great interest. And, another in our Warwick library series, on Wednesday 21st May 7pm at Warwick Library , Mick Jeffs will be launching his new book about Warwick ‘Warwick – Exploring With A Sketchbook’ bound to excite terrific interest from many of our customers.
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And as usual we hope you enjoyThis Months Reviews. ….Keith & Frances Smith