Saturday 20 July 2024

Three local book clubs

Dear Blogger

There might be other people who are interested in a local book club, and two more have come in to be added to my Directory.

Scroll to the right for the full details.


Nesscliff Novelers

Lyn Chambers

07845 469 538

3 Pigeons Nescliffe

6pm 1st Wednesday of the month

Prescott Book Club

John or Joy

New Inn, Baschurch

2nd Tuesday of each month

Ruyton Readers Book Club

Rachel Denyer


Talbot, Ruyton

7.30 on 3rd or 4th Thursday in the month

Live music at the Talbot Dog Saturday 27th July

Dear Blogger

Message from Emma at the Dog

Live music at the Talbot Dog on Saturday 27th July.

We will be serving food as normal until 9pm and the lady singing starts at 9pm she is called Kimberly Lauren and she does covers of many different bands and singers. 

Booka Bookshop, coming events

Dear Blogger

Message from Booka Bookshop

July 2024
Welcome to our July Newsletter!

Read on to find out about our upcoming events, blogs and latest packing room pick. 
Café Booka

Have you sampled our new Café menu yet? We serve brunch, lunch, coffee, teas and cakes. Pop in for a bite or two - takeaway available!

View our menu here.

An Evening with Annie Garthwaite – The King's Mother

Join us for an evening with Annie Garthwaite, the critically acclaimed author of Cecily, as she talks about her much anticipated new novel The King's Mother. 

An Evening with Dr Natalie Cawley – Just About Coping

Dr Natalie Cawley talks about her new memoir Just About Coping. 

An Afternoon with Barbara Erskine – The Story Spinner

Join us for afternoon tea with bestselling author Barabara Erskine as she talks about her stunning new novel The Story Spinner.

An Evening with Jess Phillips – Let's Be Honest: Truth, Lies & Politics

Truth, lies, and politics with bestselling author and politician Jess Phillips.

An Evening with Ann Cleeves – The Dark Wives

Calling all crime fiction fans! Join us in Bridgnorth for an evening with bestselling crime writer Ann Cleeves as she talks about her new 'Vera' novel, The Dark Wives. 

An Evening with Coleen Nolan – A Hand to Hold

Join TV personality, singer and author Coleen Nolan, as she talks about her new book A Hand to Hold.

An Evening with Al Murray – Arnhem: Black Tuesday

Comedian, author and military historian, Al Murray talks about his new book Arnhem: Black Tuesday. 

An Evening with Strictly Star Janette Manrara – Tiny Dancer, Big World

Calling all Strictly fans! Join Strictly star and It Takes Two host Janette Manrara as she talks about her new book Tiny Dancer, Big World Change your life for the better, starting today, with this primer on positivity. 

An Evening with Louise Minchin – Isolation Island Book Launch

Booka Bookshop and Linghams Booksellers are thrilled to host the book launch for Louise Minchin's debut crime novel Isolation Island. A tense, addictive thriller set within the world of hidden cameras and celebrity egos. 

An Evening with Kate Atkinson – Death at the Sign of the Rook

Bestselling author Kate Atkinson returns with a brand new Jackson Brodie novel, Death at the Sign of the Rook.

An Evening with Ann Cleeves – Interviewed by Steph McGovern

Calling all crime fiction fans! Join us in Wrexham at the William Aston Hall for an evening with bestselling crime writer Ann Cleeves, as she talks about her new 'Vera' novel, The Dark Wives. 

The Black Bird Oracle by Deborah Harkness

Discover the magic of ALL SOULS.

Diana Bishop journeys to the darkest places within herself – and her family history – in the highly anticipated fifth novel of the beloved Number One Sunday Times bestselling All Souls series...The Black Bird Oracle by Deborah Harkness.

We love the unique case foil design of the Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition!

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Guest Blog: Andrés N. Ordorica

I have been a lover of books for as long as I can remember. Books afforded a younger me, quiet and aloof, a world of possibilities with infinite braver versions of myself.

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