SAVE THE DATE… SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER!

We warmly invite you to an evening with
Elaine Bedell talking about her debut novel- About that Night

A sharp, original debut exploring the secrets, scandals & behind-the-scenes drama of TV production from the former Controller of Entertainment at the BBC & Director of Entertainment & Comedy at ITV, Elaine Bedell.
Regular Frinton Summer Theatre-goers may know Elaine’s husband, Clive Brill.

Meet Elaine on Saturday 7th September at 7.30pm at McGrigor Hall
 to hear all about this new venture and buy a signed copy of About that Night.
Tickets £5 from Caxton Books & Gallery

AUGUST BOOK CLUBS IN THE SHOP

Monday 5th August at 10.30am & 7pm.
Wednesday 7th August at 7pm and Friday 9th August at 10.30am.

The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen

SHORTLISTED FOR NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR, IRISH BOOK AWARDS

Lost letters have only one hope for survival . . .

Inside the Dead Letters Depot in East London, William Woolf is one of thirty letter detectives who spend their days solving mysteries. Missing postcodes, illegible handwriting, rain-smudged ink, lost address labels, torn packages, forgotten street names – they are all the culprits of missed birthdays, broken hearts, unheard confessions, pointless accusations, unpaid bills and unanswered prayers.

When William discovers letters addressed simply to ‘My Great Love’ his work takes on new meaning.

Written by a woman to a soulmate she hasn’t met yet, the missives stir William in ways he didn’t know were possible. Soon he begins to wonder: Could William be her great love?

William must follow the clues in Winter’s letters to solve his most important mystery yet: the human heart.

‘If you liked Harold Fry and Me Before You, you will love Cullen’s nostalgic debut. This life-affirming book will draw you in and keep you there’ Independent

JULY BOOK CLUBS IN THE SHOP

Monday 1st July at
10.30am & 7pm.
Wednesday 3rd July at 7pm and Friday 5th July at 10.30am.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

SHORTLISTED FOR INTERNATIONAL WRITER OF THE YEAR, SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2018

Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother- who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When old family friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town – and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at an unexpected and devastating cost…

‘Beautifully written, completely charming, and extremely wise on the subject of adolescence and influence’ Nick Hornby