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

Molly & Me by Colin Butcher

Wednesday 29th May, 7pm at Warwick Books

Tickets £5 including refreshments 

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When ex-policeman Colin Butcher set up his own pet detective agency to search for lost and stolen pets, he quickly realised he needed a partner. 

Enter Molly, an unloved and unwanted cocker spaniel he spotted on a rescue website. Clever and charismatic, she melted Colin's heart and the two became instantly inseparable.

Colin's detective skills combined with Molly's intelligence, tenacity and sense of smell made them the ultimate team and it wasn't long before they were cracking cases and solving crimes across the country. 

From the search for Pablo the ginger tom cat kidnapped in Devon, to unearthing a treasure trove of stolen jewels in a north London wood, the duo have countless exciting adventures and make plenty of new friends along the way.

Following high-ranking careers with the Royal Navy and Surrey Police, Colin Butcher established The UK Pet Detectives in 2005. It has since become the market leader in the investigation of crimes against animals, and each year recovers hundreds of lost and stolen pets. An expert in the field of pet detection, Colin's vast experience as a crime investigator has given him an unrivalled insight into the behaviour of missing dogs and cats.


Throw Me to the Wolves by Patrick McGuinness

Wednesday 12th June, 7pm at Warwick Books

Tickets £5 including refreshments 

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A young woman has been murdered, and a neighbour, a retired teacher from Chapleton College, is arrested. An eccentric loner - intellectual, shy, a fastidious dresser with expensive tastes - he is the perfect candidate for a media monstering. In custody he is interviewed by two detectives: the smart-talking, quick-witted Gary, and his watchful colleague, Ander. Ander is always watchful, but particularly now, because the man across the table is his former teacher, Michael Wolphram, whom he hasn't seen in nearly 30 years. 

Though it deals with historical abuse and violence in schools, and the corrupt power of the popular media, Throw Me to the Wolves is mostly about childhood and memory. A perceptive and pertinent novel of our times, beautifully written and psychologically acute, it manages to be both very funny and, at the same time,  shatteringly sad.

Born in Tunisia, Patrick McGuinness is the author of The Last Hundred Days, which was longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the 2011 Costa First Novel Award and won the 2012 Wales Book of the Year Award and the 2012 Writers’ Guild Prize for Fiction. His other books include two collections of poems, The Canals of Mars (2004), and Jilted City (2010), He is a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford, where he lectures in French.


The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glenn

Tuesday 18th June, 7pm at Warwick Books

Tickets £5 including refreshments 

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Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in. At six, she's memorising the dictionary. At seven, she's correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi. And now that she's an adult, Augusta has no interest in the goings-on of the small town where she lives with her parents and her beloved twin sister, Julia. When an unspeakable tragedy upends everything in Augusta's life, she's propelled headfirst into the unknown. She's determined to find where she belongs - but what if her true home, and heart, are half a world away?

Joanna studied Spanish at the University of London including a stint at the Faculty of Arts at Córdoba University in Spain. She taught Spanish and English to all ages, was latterly a school head teacher and has edited a variety of non-fiction books this is her debut novel. 


The Last Hour by Harry Sidebottom

Wednesday 19th June, 7pm at Warwick Books

Tickets £5 including refreshments 

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

Harry Sidebottom is a Sunday Times bestselling author, well-known historian and a professor at Oxford University. His book The Last Hour was shortlisted for a Historical Writer’s Association award last year. His new hardback The Lost Ten came out on the 18th April. This is fast-paced thrilling historical fiction based in Ancient Rome involving mercenaries sent on a suicidal mission with a traitor in their midst. It’s full of atmosphere and impeccably researched. Think Bravo Two Zero behind enemy lines. 

Harry gives really entertaining talks that brings this part of history to life!

SAVE THE DATES: 

Robert Harris : 5th of September

David Baldacci: 26th of September

Carolyn Kirby : 16th of October

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