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07 August 2019 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
WEDNESDAY BOOK CLUB: The Unexpected Truth About Animals
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History is full of strange animal stories invented by the brightest and most influential, from Aristotle to Disney. But when it comes to understanding animals, we’ve got a long way to go.

Whether we’re watching a viral video of romping baby pandas or looking at a picture of penguins ‘holding hands’, we often project our own values – innocence, abstinence, hard work – onto animals. So you’ve probably never considered that moose get drunk and that penguins are notorious cheats.

In The Unexpected Truth About Animals Zoologist Lucy unravels many such myths – that eels are born from sand, that swallows hibernate under water, and that bears gave birth to formless lumps that are licked into shape by their mothers – to show that the stories we create reveal as much about us as they do about the animals.
About the Author

Lucy Cooke is a National Geographic explorer, TED talker, New York Times best-selling author, founder of the Sloth Appreciation Society, award-winning documentary filmmaker and presenter with a Masters in zoology from Oxford university.
Instructions

Join us at 7:30pm in the shop on the 7th of August to discuss this book with fellow local readers and book enthusiasts!
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Book Club
Event Date
14 July 2019 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
Ledbury Poetry Festival: Margaret Atwood’s Favourite Poems
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Margaret Atwood shares her favourite poems with Ursula Owen, Founding Director of Virago Press. Atwood, who has published with Virago since 1979, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays.

This is her second event for the Ledbury Poetry Festival this year, her first being last night, where she entertained us with a new version of the Canadian national anthem, along with sharing her newest poems.

We will be selling a wide variety of Margaret's books at this event, so please feel free to pop over and have a browse!
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This event is at the Community Hall, between 6pm - 7pm.

SOLD OUT.


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Talk
Event Date
14 July 2019 ...Oops, missed it!
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Ledbury Poetry Festival: Ishion Hutchinson and Jay Bernard
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Ishion Hutchinson's seond book, "House of Lords and Commons" enthralled readers in the Americas, winning the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and being widely applauded in ‘books of the year’.

We will be selling books at the events so please feel free to pop by our stall and have a browse!
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About the Author

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He makes a rare UK appearance, so don’t miss this chance to hear his poetry.

Jay Bernard is a writer from London. Their work is interdisciplinary, critical, queer and rooted in the archive. They won the 2018 Ted Hughes Award for Surge: Side A, a cross-disciplinary exploration of the New Cross Fire in 1981. Their first collection, Surge, is a ground-breaking work of excavation, memory and activism – both political and personal, witness and documentary.
Instructions

This event is at the Burgage Hall between 4pm - 5pm
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Talk
Event Date
14 July 2019 ...Oops, missed it!
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Ledbury Poetry Festival: Simon Armitage
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Simon Armitage presents his latest collection "Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic", which demonstrates his commitment to collaboration, his role as poet of public engagement and his belief in poetry as an act of communication.

‘Boundary-breaking...poems of emotional weight and musical grace from the fabric of our everyday lives.’ – Carol Ann Duffy.


We will be selling books at the events so please feel free to pop by our stall and have a browse!

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A Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds, Simon has published 28 collections of poetry. His work has been studied by millions of children as part of the national curriculum and in 2010 he received a CBE for services to poetry. He was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford from 2015 until 2019 and received The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry for the year 2018. He now becomes the 21st UK Poet Laureate.
Instructions

This event is held at the Community Hall, from 2pm - 3pm.
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Talk
Event Date
12 July 2019 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
Ledbury Poetry Festival: UA Fanthorpe, RV Bailey and Alison Brackenbury
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Alison Brackenbury and R V Bailey introduce Beginner’s Luck, a collection of previously unpublished poems by the late great U A Fanthorpe, who died ten years ago, and whose ninetieth birthday would have been this July. Witty, erudite, humane, Fanthorpe’s poetry – as the celebrated Gillian Clarke put it – ‘changed the way we see, the way we write’.

We will be selling a wide variety of books from U.A. Fanthorpe, so please feel free to come and have a browse before or after the talk!
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Instructions

This event is at the Burgage Hall on Church Lane, between 3pm and 4pm.
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Author Signing
Event Date
12 July 2019 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
Ledbury Poetry Festival: Carol Ann Duffy and Friends
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Carol Ann Duffy’s Sincerity is a fitting culmination to her time as a Poet Laureate (2009 – 2019). This collection, at once intimate and public, is a work of great power from one of our most cherished and humane poets.

Come and hear Carol Ann Duffy read poems old and new, alongside ‘Laureate’s Choice’ poet, Keith Hutson, whose Bloodaxe collection is Baldwin’s Catholic Geese.

We will be selling a variety of books from both authors at the event, so please feel welcome to come and have a browse!
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About the Author
Carol Ann Duffy DBE is an award-winning Scottish poet. Duffy is best known for writing love poems that often take the form of monologues.

She has been the Poet Laureate since 2009, and is the Professor of Contemporary Poetry & Creative Director of the Manchester Writing School.
Instructions

This event takes place at the Community Hall, between 6:30pm - 7:30pm.
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Talk
Event Date
11 July 2019 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
Ledbury Poetry Festival: Desert Island Poems with Alexei Sayle
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Comedian, actor, presenter and writer, Alexei Sayle shares his favourite poems with Jonathan Davidson. Alexei Sayle’s television work as a writer and performer includes The Young Ones, Alexei Sayle’s Stuff, and The All New Alexei Sayle Show. His books include Thatcher Stole My Trousers and Mister Roberts.

We will be selling books at this event, so please feel welcome to pop over and browse our selection of his books.
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This event takes place at the Community Hall, between 8pm - 9pm.

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Talk
Event Date
11 July 2019 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
Ledbury Poetry Festival: Talk on The Alvarez Generation with William Wootten
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William Wootten is a literary journalist, writing for the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian.

He is a Lecturer in English Literature (Poetry & Creative Writing) at the University of Bristol William Wootten’s acclaimed book "The Alvarez Generation" focuses on poets who would, in the words of the introduction to A. Alvarez’s classic anthology The New Poetry, take poetry ‘Beyond the Gentility Principle’.

This was the generation of Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Peter Porter. William Wootten explores what these five poets shared in common, their connections, critical reception, rivalries and differences, and locates what was new and valuable in their work.

We will be selling books at this event, so please feel welcome to pop over and browse our selection of his books.
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This event takes place at the Burgage Hall from 6pm - 7pm.
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Talk
Event Date
15 March 2018 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
The Girl on the Dancing Horse
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**RESCHEDULED**

Charlotte Dujardin and her charismatic horse Valegro burst onto the international sports scene with their record-breaking performance at the London, 2012 Olympics. Hear Charlotte's inspirational story of how she achieved her dreams.
About the Author
Charlotte Dujardin, CBE is the winner of three Olympic gold medals and one silver medal, and is Great Britain's most successful Olympic equestrian.
Instructions
The Courtyard Room, The Feathers Hotel, 25 High Street, Ledbury HR8 1DS

6:30pm
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Tickets:
Single (with copy of book) £20
Double (with copy of book) £25
Event
Talk
Event Date
19 May 2016 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
Ann Cleeves Talk
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Ann Cleeves, the author behind ITV’s drama series VERA starring Brenda Blethyn and BBC One’s SHETLAND, is the international bestseller of 29 novels and her books are translated into 20 languages.
Join her to uncover the secrets of writing fiction, getting published, what it's like having your work adapted for the screen and trying to keep crime fiction authentic without losing the plot...
There will also be an opportunity to get your hands on a signed copy of Cleeves' brand new Vera Stanhope novel, The Moth Catcher.
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7:30pm The Courtyard Room, The Feathers Hotel, Ledbury
Terms
Tickets £5 from the bookshop
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Author Signing
Event Date
03 December 2014 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
Rivers of London
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Book club will be discussing "Rivers of London" by Ben Aaronovitch
Instructions
7:30pm at Ledbury Books and Maps
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Book Club
Event Date
14 November 2014 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
"Foxglove Summer"
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In the fifth of his best-selling PC Grant series, Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit there may be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children
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Ben Aaronovitch is the best-selling author of the PC Grant series of books that started with "Rivers of London". He is also a screenwriter having written for the Doctor Who series.
Instructions
7:30 at the Burgage Hall, Church Lane, Ledbury HR8 1DW.
Terms
Tickets £5 with £3 being redeemable against the purchase of the book (1 book per ticket)
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Talk
Event Date
05 November 2014 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
Book Club
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Book Club will be discussing "This Boy" by Alan Johnson
Instructions
7:30 at Ledbury Books and Maps
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Book Club
Event Date
08 October 2014 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
"The Miniaturist"
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Acclaimed debut author Jessie Burton will be signing copies of her wonderful novel, "The Miniaturist"
Instructions
From 1pm at Ledbury Books and Maps
Event
Author Signing
Event Date
01 October 2014 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
Book Club
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Book club will be discussing "The Wild Girl" by Kate Forsyth.
Instructions
7:30 at Ledbury Books and Maps
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Book Club
Event Date
13 March 2014 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
The Assassination of the Archduke
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The Assassination of the Archduke - Sarajevo and the murder that changed the world.
Who was Franz Ferdinand? Sue Woolmans tells the personal story of the Austrian Archduke whose assassination in Sarajevo in June 1914 sparked off World War I
Instructions
The Burgage Hall, Ledbury, HR8 1DW Thursday 13th March 7:30pm
Terms
Tickets £3 redeemable against purchase of the book.
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Author Signing
Event Date
25 June 2011 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
Bedlam of Bones
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Local writer Suzette A. Hill has just had her latest humorous crime novel published. A Bedlam of Bones completes the quintet started after her retirement to Ledbury a few years ago. “It’s the Ledbury climate that does it ,” she says, “ brisk and cheerful. It stirs the imagination!”

Previous readers of the series will be pleased to see that the anti-hero, the shady Revd Francis Oughterard, continues his intrepid bumbling amidst corpses and blackmailers, and with his dubious companions - human and animal - is once more plunged into a whirlpool of genteel skulduggery.

Book Signing at Ledbury Books & Maps on Saturday 25th June, 11 am to 1 pm

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Suzette will be signing copies of 'Bedlam of Bones'.
Join us for a glass of wine and a chance to chat to Suzette about her writing.

11am - 1pm
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Author Signing
Event Date
13 May 2011 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
The Flavour Thesaurus - Talk and Tasting
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What Makes a Great Flavour Combination?
This was the central question that confronted Niki Segnit when writing The Flavour Thesaurus, the first book to examine what flavours work well together. In this talk she gives us some answers, sharing fascinating facts about both classic and unfamiliar matches, with some illustrative tastings along the way.
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About the Author
Niki Segnit had not so much as peeled a potato until her early twenties, when, almost by accident, she discovered that she loved cooking. Much as she enjoys haute cuisine, she’s not likely to reproduce it at home, preferring to experiment with recipes from domestic kitchens abroad. Her background is in marketing, specialising in food and drink, and she has worked with many famous brands of confectionary, snacks, baby foods, condiments, dairy products, hard liquors and soft drinks. Since summer 2010 she has written a weekly column on food combinations for The Times. She lives in central London with her husband.

Instructions
The Burgage Hall, Ledbury, HR8 1DW
Friday 13 May 2011
7:30pm
Terms
Tickets £5 (includes a glass of wine)
Event
Author Signing
Event Date
17 February 2011 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
Nat Segnit - Pub Walks in Underhill Country - Reading and Signing
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The book that puts Ledbury on the map!

Nat will be signing and reading extracts from his first novel, Pub Walks in Underhill Country.

Pub Walks in Underhill Country is a cunning, hilarious and heartbreaking debut novel that takes the form of a guide for walkers but is really a whole lot more ... It has been described as a guidebook to stubborn optimism in the face of marital – and environmental – meltdown.

The book is set in Ledbury and features some of the best-known walks in the area.
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Nat Segnit was born in London and educated at Lincoln College, Oxford, where he gained a first in English. His short stories and journalism have appeared in various magazines and newspapers including the Times and The Independent on Sunday. His comic play, Dolphin Therapy, was broadcast on Radio 4 in 2004, and a six-part comedy series, Strangers on Trains, in which he also performed, aired on the same channel in 2008. A new series, Beautiful Dreamers, was broadcast in autumn 2010.
(From http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/nat-segnit/)
Instructions
Ticket Only. Tickets available Ledbury Books and Maps: £3
6:30pm
Market House, Ledbury
HR8 1BN
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Terms
Ticket price redeemable against purchase of book.
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Author Signing
Event Date
15 October 2010 ...Oops, missed it!
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Book Signing: Peter Snow - To War With Wellington (12:30 - 13:30)
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One of Britain's best known journalists and presenters, Peter Snow, recounts the story of Wellington's eight-year drive to defeat Napoleon from Portugal to Waterloo. Using eyewitness accounts by the men of Wellington's Army, he provides a vivid picture of what it was like to fight a war two centuries ago.
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Peter Snow was a newscaster for Independent Television News (ITN) from 1962 but gained most fame when recruited to present the BBC Two in-depth news programme Newsnight in 1979. He retired from Newsnight in 1997 to present Tomorrow's World and the BBC Radio 4 quizzes Masterteam and Brain of Britain, amongst other projects.

He has been involved in the live general election results programmes for many years, first at ITN and later for the BBC
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Author Signing
Event Date
10 July 2010 ...Oops, missed it!
Title
Book Signing - The Interceptor
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Fighting on the frontline of the war against crime, Cam Addicott was one of the very few hard-boiled and highly-experienced surveillance operatives to get called up to the secretive and elite Alpha Projects unit - a group of dedicated undercover Customs officers who hunted the UK's most dangerous criminals by extraordinary means – starting with the interception and decoding of their phone calls. Cam soon knew the lives of the people he hunted better than they knew each other. He knew who was cheating with who’s wife – as well as where, when and what they liked to do, what drugs the dealers’ kids were into, who was planning to rob, beat-up and/or murder who, what for, and how they were going to do it. The team shadowed gangsters as they mixed with celebrities, as they brokered huge drug deals in nightclubs and airports, as they discussed how to spend their ill-gotten gains until finally, it was time for Alpha to strike. In this riveting and brutal true story, a cast of unforgettable Mission Impossible characters go far beyond the call of duty to take down their most elusive target, as the lives of the hunted and hunter weave together in an explosive narrative.
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About the Author
Cameron Addicott has been an undercover investigator with HM Customs and SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency) for the past fifteen years. He has unrivalled experience in working at the sharp end against the biggest drug traffickers, people smugglers, money launderers and other top villains all over the world and has used every tool available to put them inside.
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About the Author
Cameron Addicott has been an undercover investigator with HM Customs and SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency) for the past fifteen years. He has unrivalled experience in working at the sharp end against the biggest drug traffickers, people smugglers, money launderers and other top villains all over the world and has used every tool available to put them inside.
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Bring or buy a book to be signed
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Author Signing

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