Crime & Wine with Author Jill Dawson

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that award-winning poet and novelist

Jill Dawson

will be joining us to talk about her recent novel

The Crime Writer based on Patricia Highsmith’s A Suspension of Mercy,

together with two of her previous acclaimed novels:

The Great Lover and Fred & Edie and Watch Me Disappear

Wednesday 23rd May at 7pm

Walton & Frinton Yacht Club

Tickets £15 to include wine, canapés and one of Jill’s novels.

Jill Dawson was born in Durham, and as a child lived in Essex and Yorkshire, then Staffordshire. She read American Studies at the University of Nottingham, before moving to London in 1983. A year later she won both first prize in City Limits short story competition, and first prize in the Hackney New Writers Poetry competition. In 2006 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Anglia Ruskin University, in recognition of her ‘exceptional giftedness’ as a writer, and her mentoring work with emerging writers.

Fred & Edie is based on the historic murder trial of Thompson and Bywaters, and was shortlisted for both the 2000 Whitbread Novel Award and the 2001 Orange Prize for Fiction, and voted one of 50 essential novels by a living author. The Great Lover was a best-seller and Richard and Judy Summer Read in 2009 and Watch Me Disappear was long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2006.

For more information about the books, please see our Events page.

Independent Bookshop Week Bear Hunt

To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week

& 25 years of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt…

We’re inviting you to go on a Bear Hunt in Frinton!

Pop into the shop to pick up an entry form.
Find the Bears hidden in Connaught Avenue between 24th June and 1st July
Bring your entry back to the shop
Join us for Story Time and Prize Giving on Saturday 1st at 11am

The first 3 correct answers out of the hat will receive a £10 Caxtons Token