at last…..the final run-up for Christmas which, for us, starts on Warwick’s Victorian Evening on Thursday 28th November. Don’t miss it, it’s a lovely evening with a marvellous atmosphere, and if you call in to our shop who knows you might get a glass of sherry and a mince-pie! And of course we have the very best selection of all the new books on hand for you to look at…..meanwhile over at Kenilworth the Lights switch on on ~Friday 29th November and the Tree of Lights will be outside our shop in Talisman Square!
AND we’ve got some marvellous events coming up. First, on Wednesday 27th November, the well-esteemed and well-liked and extremely learned David Crystal accompanied by wife Hilary to talk about their new book – ‘Wordsmiths and Warriors – An English Language Tourist’s Guide to Britain’. You are in for a highly entertaining evening with this one, that’s for sure. Tickets from Bridge House Theatre. Next up Warwick Society’s James Mackay will be interviewing Simon Heffer about his book ‘High Minds’ a superb exploration of the Victorian mind, and how the efforts of a select few high-flyers transformed Britain totally within a short period from the middle to the end of the nineteenth century. Lots of interesting lessons for our own times here. A FREE event on 4th December, tickets from us. And to end the year with a bang, on 11th December we are delighted to welcome back Mark Forsyth whose chart-topping book on the quirks of the English language ‘The Etymologicon’ is topped itself by his new book ‘The Elements of Eloquence’ which is a rip-roaring look at how the Ancient Greek rules of rhetoric influence even today what is memorable for us. ‘Bond, James Bond….’ Diacope pure and simple! FREE and a cup of tea and a mince pie with our compliments. Of course, we’ll have lots of great events in the New Year too, but that’s for later.
Finally, if you didn’t know already, we are anxious to retire after twelve very successful years. So if you are interested in owning a really good bookshop…or two…or two and a house (!), you know where to come…….Bookshops For Sale. And because we really really want Warwick and Kenilworth Bookshops to carry on being successful and to be in the right hands, we are happy to sell them at a very realistic price. What are you waiting for?
As usual we hope you enjoyThis Months Reviews. ….Keith & Frances Smith