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Up coming events at York Waterstones

Lots of exciting events taking place in October at Waterstones bookshop in Coney Street, York. Here’s a sample. October 2: Crime writer Liz Mistry launches her third novel October 4: afternoon tea at Betty’s with York’s favourite author, Kate Atkinson October 9: biographer Claire Tomlin turns the spotlight on her own life October 14: another […]

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Val McDermid talks about new novel at York Explore

A treat coming up for crime-thriller bookworms: join the York branch of Waterstones bookstore as they head over to York Explore to welcome number one bestseller, Val McDermid as she returns with her pulse-pounding, suspenseful new novel Insidious Intent, featuring two of the most distinctive and iconic characters in crime fiction, Tony Hill and Carol […]

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Evening with George Smiley – live relay

Malton Palace Cinema presents John le Carré live in: AN EVENING WITH GEORGE SMILEY In aid of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF) Live from London’s Royal Festival Hall, join us for a unique celebration of John le Carré’s work as he discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the […]

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Cookbook with a difference from Kirkby author

Do you know someone who is a bit nervous about cooking?  Or is short of inspiration?  Or time? Or who likes word games… or just a bit of a laugh? Maybe you like to give presents which have a personal touch or a local flavour? Introducing the latest book from Kirkbymoorside’s own author, June Emmerson: […]

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Mills and Boon novels selling at Age UK shop

Mills and Boon readers, we know there’s a lot of you out there: Wikipedia tells us that as of 2008, 200 million Mills & Boon novels are sold globally each year and, in the UK, one paperback is sold on average every 6.6 seconds. Mills & Boon accounts for nearly three-quarters of the British romantic […]

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Celebrate National Storytelling Week with Age UK

Best-selling author Kathy Lette urges people to get reading with a new book from their local Age UK shop to celebrate National Storytelling Week To mark National Storytelling Week which kicks off on 28th January and continues until 4th February, Age UK is inviting members of the local community to pop into their Kirkbymoorside shop […]

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Biography of Lewis Creighton now available

John Creighton’s biography of his father, the well known artist Lewis Creighton, is now available, having been launched in Kirkbymoorside last weekend. Lewis is best known for his moorland oil paintings but there is a great deal more to him than just art.  He came from a colouful family who lived in Kirkbymoorside before moving […]

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Biography of Lewis Creighton to be launched, October 29-30

John Creighton’s definitive biography of his father, Lewis Creighton, ‘the Moorland Artist’ is now published. At 280 pages, this in depth biography comes in two volumes. A detailed family background introduces the life and times of Lewis Creighton with hundreds of photographs including many of Lewis’s paintings and drawings. Lewis is best known for his […]

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World famous authors visit York

Attention bookworms, especially aficionados of the modern novel, an amazing array of authors will be speaking in York this month. We’ve picked out the top four (our top four anyway) but you can find others listed on the Waterstones website. AN EVENING WITH PAT BARKER AT YORK EXPLORE Pat Barker will be talking about her […]

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The Brush the Lathe and the Double bass: a life of Lewis Creighton

Years after his death, Lewis Creighton is still fondly remembered in his home village of Appleton le Moors, and the surrounding area, and his paintings, many of which found their way onto the walls of local pubs in exchange for a bar tab, are now much sought after.  Lewis was also a talented engineer who […]

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Helmsley Arts Centre Pop up book shop‏

A second-hand bookshop will pop up at Helmsley Arts Centre on Friday 10th June at 10.00am until 12.00 noon in aid of Arts Centre funds. And I’ll be popping up with it in a new rôle as salesman and organiser. I hope it will be but the first of many Friday performances. That depends of […]

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Historical novelist Alison Weir introduces new book in York

Alison Weir, one of the UK’s best-selling historical novelists will be speaking in York on May 18, and introducing “Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen”, the first in a spellbinding six-novel series about Henry VIII’s Queens. Informed by extensive research and new theories, the novel, which will be published tomorrow, takes you on an engrossing […]

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Book signings at York Waterstones

Two quite different book-signing events are coming up at the York branch of Waterstones next month. If the name Marcus Didius Falco means anything to you, you will expect author Lindsey Davis, whose twenty novels featuring the laid-back Roman ‘informer’ who investigates crimes and acts as an often reluctant imperial agent, have given her a […]

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Here it Comes book by June Emerson

June Emerson publishes new paperback ‘Here it Comes’

Delighted to be contacted by June who, in case you don’t know, is a local artist, businesswoman and published author. Speaking of which her email to the blog was to alert us all to her new book – over to June: My new book is a collection of all the articles I did for the […]

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Stuart MacBride to speak at Waterstones York

Waterstones York branch invite you to join them as best-selling crime author Stuart MacBride discusses his work and answers audience questions before signing copies of the 10th Logan McRae novel, “In the Cold Dark Ground”.  Monday January 18, at 7.00pm, tickets £3 from the store, telephone 01904 620784 . According to his web site, Stuart […]

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Janina Ramirez book signing in York

A treat for fans of history documentaries on the box, BBC TV presenter and historian Janina Ramirez will be at Waterstones bookshop in York next Friday, November 27, from 1.00 pm. As a presenter, Dr Ramirez has filmed a number of documentaries for BBC Television. In 2010 she presented her debut, ‘Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons’ […]

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Historian Tom Holland to speak in York

Best-selling historian Tom Holland will be discussing his work, including his brand new book, Dynasty:The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar, at York Explore library, at 7.00 pm on Thursday October 8. In this sequel to Rubicon, Tom Holland gives a dazzling portrait of Rome’s first imperial dynasty. Dynasty traces the full astonishing […]

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Meet Rick Stein at Waterstones, York

A treat for cookbook fans, chef Rick Stein will be at Waterstones bookstore in York signing copies of his mouth-watering new book, From Venice to Istanbul. Saturday September 5 at 1.00 pm. This latest book is a tie-in with a BBC2  television series in which Rick Stein embarked on a new gastronomic road trip from Venice […]

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Ryedale Book Festival 2015

Enjoy reading a good book? Then head to Malton 10-11th October for the 4th Ryedale Book Festival. The varied programme includes over 40 quality literary events to suit all readers. Highlights include a lunch with Clare Morpurgo, a workshop with book sculptress Su Blackwell, comedy from poet John Hegley, a celebration of Yorkshire life with […]

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Coffee and crime with Sara Paretsky at York Explore

York is fast becoming a hot spot for meeting authors of bestselling novels. This month’s treat is a chance to meet American crime writer Sara Paretsky, who will be at York Explore Library Learning Centre talking about her new novel Brush Back featuring detective V I Warshawski. A sneak preview: V I Warshawski thought she […]

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Authors Joanne Harris and Michael Murpurgo in York

Two treats for book lovers coming up soon in York . Joanne Harris on her new book, The Gospel of Loki Waterstone’s bookstore in Coney Street are offering an evening with Joanne Harris, who’s known to millions for her fiction including Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny […]

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Meet shortlisted Booker Prize author Mukherjee

A treat for book-lovers, an evening with Neel Mukherjee, 8.00 pm on 14th May at York Medical Society, Stonegate, York, organised by the University of York. Neel Mukherjee will be discussing his work, including The Lives of Others, which was published last year and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Costa Novel Award […]

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An evening with Alexander McCall Smith

Waterstones York invite you to join them for a delightful evening with the poplar author, Alexander McCall Smith. Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. His career has been a varied one: for many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the […]

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Author Matt Haig to talk at Waterstones York

Among the treats on offer at Waterstones York store in March is an evening with Matt Haig, who will be discussing his new book, Reasons to Stay Alive. Matt Haig’s half dozen novels, the first of which was published in 2005, are often dark and quirky takes on family life. Two are possibly to be […]

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Reminder: meet author Stephanie Butland at Kirkbymoorside Library

Tickets are still available for the chance to meet author Stephanie Butland and hear her talk about her book “Letters to My Husband”, at Kirkbymoorside Library, next Monday, March 2 at 7.00 pm. The book begins when Michael, a kind, good and well-liked police officer, drowns on a cold January night. He was walking his […]

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Jacqueline Wilson talks about latest novel in York, February 14

Begin half term with a treat for book-loving children, hearing Jacqueline Wilson talking about her career and latest book, The Butterfly Club, copies of which will be available to purchase on the day, pre-signed by the author. Jacqueline Wilson is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. The Illustrated Mum was chosen as British Children’s […]

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Famous snooker player signing autobiography in York

The York branch of Waterstones bookstore is delighted to announce that celebrity snooker player Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White will be blowing into the store on Thursday 27th November at 12pm, to sign copies of his new autobiography, Second Wind. James Warren “Jimmy” White MBE (born 2 May 1962) is nicknamed “The Whirlwind” because of his […]

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Novelist Sarah Waters to speak in York

Prize winning novelist Sarah Waters will be in York soon to talk about her new novel, “The Paying Guest“. Sarah Waters has written five novels: Tipping the Velvet (1998), which won the Betty Trask Award; Affinity (1999), which won the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award; Fingersmith (2002), […]

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Pickering Library host World Book Night event

World Book Night on 23rd April is a national celebration of reading and books that sees passionate volunteers give away specially printed World Book Night books, and also books of their own, in their communities to share their love of reading with people who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books. Across […]

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Linger over lunch with best-selling authors

Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in two appetising Literary Lunch dates during Valentine’s weekend. Scarborough Library is working in partnership with Coastival Festival to bring two top writers to Scarborough this weekend. On Saturday 15th February Scarborough will welcome the wonderful Deborah Moggach. Deborah is author of 17 novels, including ‘The Best Exotic […]

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