A venue fit for a king! It was a fantastic evening, they had arranged it all perfectly. I am gobsmacked and over the moon all at once!
— H.M. Castor, Author

 Thursday 13th December, 7pm at Warwick Books

The Penguin Classics Book by Henry Eliot

Tickets £5 including refreshments

Booking essential at Warwick Books 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net


Alexander Pope never left home without a pair of loaded pistols and his Great Dane, Bounce. Jan Potocki took his own life with a bullet modelled on the knob of his favourite sugar bowl. A village in North Devon became the only place name in Britain with an exclamation mark, after Charles Kingsley’s historical novel of the same name, Westward Ho!

From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, this reader’s companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Take a tour of the best books ever written through stories of the series’ authors, works, and translations.

‘It is a book of suggestions and recommendations, drawing connections across the history of world literature, which will hopefully reacquaint you with authors, introduce you to new titles and suggest ways to map your future reading’  – Henry Eliot.

This is the first of two volumes that will feature all 2,500 titles in the Penguin Classics and Penguin Modern Classics Series

Henry Eliot has spent the past decade immersed in literature, working for creative industries and organising literary tours of all kinds. His projects have included a mass public pilgrimage inspired by William Morris for the National Trust; an interactive app edition of The Tempest featuring Ian McKellen; a recreation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to raise money for the National Literacy Trust; and a quest for the Holy Grail based on Malory’s Morte D’Arthur.


We are delighted to host a rich series of literary events in and around Warwick. These include our popular 'Meet the author' events. The talks usually last about an hour, followed by questions, and then there is an opportunity to meet the speaker and have a book signed. Previous authors Melvyn Bragg, Jodi Picoult, Kate Williams, Professor Edith Hall and Dr Elizabeth Goldring. These events take place across Warwick including the beautiful Lord Leycester Hospital. We also support Warwick Words Festival. Read about our previous events in our blog.

Refreshments provided by local independent businesses are served at all of our events!

Huge thanks for a fab event yesterday!
— Warwickshire Schools Library Service