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An evening with Jordan Wylie

Tuesday 12th November

7pm
Jordan Wylie is a former soldier, bestselling author, extreme adventurer and also one of the stars of Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated shows Hunted and Celebrity Hunted.

Growing up on the largest council estate in the UK, Jordan left school early with no qualifications to his name but took the life-changing decision to join the British Army at 16 years old. 

Jordan has since gone on to successfully complete numerous major charity expeditions, including the highly publicised Running Dangerously, which saw him run through Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, and Barefoot Warrior which involved climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, completely barefoot! He has raised over a million pounds for charity and some of his expeditions have been made into documentaries on Sky TV.

A determined, fearless adventurer and an inspiring man

– Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE

Tickets are £3 and inc glass of wine and is redeemable against the cost of a book

Call 0161 747 7442 or email books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk

Meet Maggie Oliver, detective turned whistle blower… turned author

Come and meet the inspirational Maggie Oliver and hear about her new book, her life, and her courageous actions to secure convictions in what is now one of the most notorious grooming cases in the UK.

Thursday 21st November at 7pm

Urmston Library

Maggie will join us for the evening to share her incredible experiences, including her time as a consultant on the BBC award-winning drama Three Girls, where Lesley Sharp played the part of Maggie, and her time on Celebrity Big Brother – Year of the Woman and Loose Women.

She will also be talking about the Maggie Oliver Foundation, which Maggie has set up to help survivors of abuse begin to move on with their lives.

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

To book tickets call 0161 747 7442, email books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk, or visit eventbrite

An evening of crime


Marnie RichesTightrope is the first outing for flawed but fabulous PI, Bev Saunders, who takes on a corrupt politician although she becomes the one being hunted.
I stayed up super-late last night racing to the end, hardly daring to breathe‘ Gill Paul, author of The Secret Wife.
Come and meet the award-winning, best-selling Marnie here for a double act of crime!


Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist, now turned full-time writer. He started his career penning episodes of the British drama, The Bill, and has written extensively in the field of film, audio drama and children’s animation. 
The Sunday Times bestseller will be here to talk about his latest nail-shredding thriller, Stolen – a must for all fans of Happy Valley and M.J. Arlidge.

The Song of Peterloo

The heartbreaking historical tale of courage in the face of tragedy

Come and meet local author Carolyn O’Brien as she talks about the inspiration for her powerful new novel.

The Song of Peterloo tells the dramatic story of Manchester mill-worker, Nancy Kay. Desperate to provide for her ailing mother and sensitive son, Nancy is drawn into the agitation for reform. But as she risks everything to attend a great assembly on St Peter’s Field, Nancy is unaware the day will go down in history not as triumph, but as tragedy; the Peterloo massacre.

Carolyn will be here on Thursday 19th September at 7pm.

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

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Who wants to join us?

Between 15th June and 22nd June we will be hiding bears in various shops around Urmston – and it will be your job to find them.

To take part you need to come to the book shop to pick up your bear hunt pack, then away you go!

You have one week to collect up to 10 bear tokens.

There are various prizes along the way, with a grand prize of a Bear Hunt back pack for the overall winner.

On Saturday 22nd June at 2pm we will be having a grand prize draw and a retelling of the classic story, here in the shop.

What are you waiting for? Pop into the shop to collect your hunting pack today!