An Evening in Conversation with Robert Harris - The Second Sleep
Thursday 5th September, 7pm - The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, CV34 4RA
Tickets are £15 and include a copy of The Second Sleep (RRP £20). Tickets will be available from the Warwick Books or on Ticket source.
1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts - coins, fragments of glass, human bones - which the old parson used to collect.
Did his obsession with the past lead to his death?As Fairfax is drawn more deeply into the isolated community, everything he believes - about himself, his faith and the history of his world - is tested to destruction.
Join Robert Harris, author of bestselling novels such as Fatherland, Pompeii and Conclave, as he talks about his new book, The Second Sleep, on the day it is published, 5th September. The event will be held on publication day at The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. Robert will be signing copies of his book after the event. Refreshments will be available to purchase at The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick
An Evening with Mary Paulson-Ellis - The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing.
Wednesday 25th September, 7pm - Warwick Books, 24 Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SL
Tickets are £5 including refreshments. They will be available from Warwick Books or on Ticket source. https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/warwick/warwick-books/an-evening-with-mary-paulson-ellis/2019-09-25/19:00/t-akordm
Solomon knew that he had one advantage. A pawn ticket belonging to a dead man tucked into his top pocket – the only clue to the truth . . .
An old soldier dies alone in his Edinburgh nursing home. No known relatives, and no Will to enact. Just a pawn ticket found amongst his belongings, and fifty thousand pounds in used notes sewn into the lining of his burial suit . Heir Hunter, Solomon Farthing – down on his luck, until, perhaps, now – is tipped off on this unexplained fortune. Armed with only the deceased’s name and the crumpled pawn ticket, he must find the dead man’s closest living relative if he is to get a cut of this much-needed cash.But in trawling through the deceased’s family tree, Solomon uncovers a mystery that goes back to 1918 and a group of eleven soldiers abandoned in a farmhouse billet in France in the weeks leading up to the armistice.
Set between contemporary Edinburgh and the final brutal days of the First World War as the soldiers await their orders, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing shows us how the debts of the present can never be settled unless those of the past have been paid first . . .
Mary Paulson-Ellis lives in Edinburgh. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and was awarded the inaugural Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction in 2009 and the Literature Works First Page Prize in 2013. Her debut novel, The Other Mrs Walker was a Times bestseller and Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year. Mary was Highly Commended as a Rising Star in the DIVA Literary Awards and shortlisted as a Breakthrough Author in the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2017. In 2016 she was named an Amazon Rising Star. The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing is her second novel.
An Evening with David Baldacci - One Good Deed
Thursday 26th September, 7pm - Warwick Methodist Church, Barrack Street, Warwick, CV34 4TH
Tickets are £5, which will be deducted from the cost of the book if purchased on the evening. https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/warwick/warwick-methodist-church/an-evening-with-david-baldacci-one-good-deed/2019-09-26/19:00/t-dxyyam
1949, Poca City – Aloysius Archer arrives in the dusty southern town with nothing but a handful of dollars and the clothes he stands in. Fresh from the battlefields of Italy, via prison for a crime he did not commit, he is hoping to build a peaceful life for himself. But peace and prosperity are hard to come by in a drought ravaged town carrying more than its fair share of secrets.
Before he knows it, Archer finds himself in the middle of a feud between two powerful local families. When blood is spilt on both sides, Archer is forced to turn sleuth not only to find the truth, but also to clear his own name.
David Baldacci is one of the world’s biggest-selling thriller writers. With over 130 million copies in print, his books are published in over 80 territories and 45 languages and have been adapted for both film and television.
David will be in the UK for just 5 events and we are delighted he has selected Warwick for September 2019, he will be signing copies of his book after the event.
An Evening with Carolyn Kirby - The Conviction of Cora Burns
Wednesday 16th October, 7pm - Warwick Books, 24 Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SL
Tickets are £5 including refreshments. They will be available from Warwick Books or on Ticket source. https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/warwick/warwick-books/an-evening-with-carolyn-kirby-the-conviction-of-cora-burns/2019-10-16/19:00/t-xjppmz
To believe in her future, she must uncover her past...
Born in a gaol and raised in a workhouse, Cora Burns has always struggled to control the violence inside her. Haunted by memories of a terrible crime, she seeks a new life working as a servant in the house of scientist Thomas Jerwood.
Here, Cora befriends a young girl, Violet, who seems to be the subject of a living experiment. But is Jerwood also secretly studying Cora…?
With the power and intrigue of Laura Purcell’s The Silent Companions and Sarah Schmidt’s See What I Have Done, Carolyn Kirby’s stunning debut takes the reader on a heart-breaking journey through Victorian Birmingham and questions where we first learn violence: from our scars or from our hearts. Come along to Warwick Books on Wednesday 16th October to hear Local Author Carolyn Kirby talk about her new novel, The Conviction of Cora Burns.
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!