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Sarah Ward – world renowned crime author and book reviewer

Sarah Ward, writer of deadly Derbyshire Noir, will be appearing at Urmston Bookshop on

Wednesday 24th October at 7pm

Sarah’s last book, A Patient Fury, was the Observer’s Book of the Month for October and her writing has been described as ‘deliciously twisty and full of intrigue’ by Melanie McGrath.  Marian Keyes says ‘brilliant! Great writing, excellent characters, what a plot!’

Hear Sarah talk about her fourth book in the Peak District-based DC Childs series, The Shrouded Path.

November, 1957: Six teenage girls walk in the churning Derbyshire mists, the first chills of winter in the air. Their voices carrying across the fields, they follow the old train tracks into the dark tunnel of the Cutting.

Only five appear on the other side. 

Tickets cost just £3 and include a glass of wine.  Ticket price redeemable against the cost of a book on the evening

To book tickets call in to Urmston Bookshop, 72 Flixton Road M41 5AB, phone on 0161 747 7442, or email books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk

 

 

Urmston Bookshop presents: Michael Billington at St. Clement’s Church Urmston

In this, the first substantial book on the area since 1898, local historian Michael Billington, himself an Urmstonian, draws on a variety of sources to tell the history of the area.

This event will be held in St. Clement’s Church, Stretford Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 9JZ

Thursday 26th July 2018 at 7pm

Tickets are £3 and include glass of wine and is redeemable against the cost of a book on the night.

To book tickets: call into the shop, phone 0161 747 7442, or

email:  books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk

 

 

Urmston Bookshop presents Anne Youngson

Wednesday 6th June

                                                               7pm                                                                       

 

Tickets cost £3.00; this includes a glass of wine and is redeemable against the cost of a book on the evening.

Anne’s debut novel is a beautiful, affecting novel of late love by an extraordinary new writer.

 

The Observer Promising first-time British novelists 2018: ‘A novel about self-discovery and second chance’ Insightful, emotionally acute and absorbing’

Daily Express: ‘Meet Me at the Museum starts so quiet and small like a bud tightly closed against the winter then it unfurls into something so alive and truly beautiful’.

To book tickets: call into the shop, phone 0161 747 7442, or

email books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk

 

Classic Film Night

      We are showing the classic film Dark Passage

          starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall


Tuesday 15th May 2018

Tickets cost £7; This includes popcorn and ice-cream during the interval

Tel: 0161 747 7442

email: books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk

Meet Sunday Times Best-Selling Authors Joseph Knox And Luca Veste

                                                                                                               

Meet Joseph Knox as he releases his highly anticipated second novel, The Smiling Man.
His first book, Sirens – ‘a firecracker of a first novel’, has been described as a ‘satisfyingly seamy slice of noir’ by The Guardian,where ‘Knox presents the city [of Manchester] as pungently and uncompromisingly as Ian Rankin does Edinburgh.’ The Timessays that Sirens ‘jumps straight into the top league of English noir’.

Joseph Knox owns Manchester and paints it in all its grimy colours‘ – Val McDermid

Meet Luca Veste, whose first standalone novel, The Bone Keeper, follows the hugely successful Murphy & Rossi crime thriller series, investigating major crimes in the city of Liverpool.
The Bone Keeper, ‘a dark and brilliant thriller from a writer who just gets better and better’ (Mark Billingham) has been described as ‘seriously creepy with a killer twist’ (Mark Edwards)

Luca Veste is ‘darkly impressive’ – The Times

 

Tickets cost £3.00; this includes a glass of wine and can be redeemed against the cost of a book on the evening.

Book early for this exciting and highly anticipated event by calling in, phoning us on 0161 747 7442, or sending an email  – books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk