Warwick Words Summer festival is 4-8th June, and Warwick Books have organised two great events…. Robert Elverstone is 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. June 07, 10:00 am. 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! June 07, 2:00 pm.
As the nation marks the centenary of the start of the Great War, Warwick Words brings you talks which will illuminate our understanding of wartime-events: Secret Warriors provides an invaluable and fresh history of the First World War, profiling a number of the key figures who made great leaps in science for the benefit of 20th Century Britain. Join Taylor Downing as he reveals this unknown side of the war….Starting on June 06, 10:30 am. We also have ‘Harry’s War: The Great War Diary of Harry Drinkwater’ Almost one hundred years after his diary was written, Harry’s words leap off the page with incredible immediacy and power; by turns wry, exhausted, annoyed, resigned and often amazed to be alive. Harry’s War is a moving testament to one man’s struggle to keep his humanity in the face of unimaginable violence……Starting on June 08, 2:00 pm. From best-selling historical writer, Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco and his friends and family, comes the second novel, Enemies At Home, in her all-new series set in Ancient Rome which she will talk about on June 05, 7:30 pm. But there are many more fascinating talks and workshops, do have a look…. Warwick Words …..or pick up a program at our shop. Support your local festival…it’s really important!
We also have an event at Warwick Library on Thursday 12th June 7pm , when 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.
Look forward to welcoming you once again to either shop
And as usual we hope you enjoyThis Months Reviews. ….Keith & Frances Smith