Please note that the new date for the launch of Lesley’s latest ‘Flinstead-on-sea’ psychological thriller is
THURSDAY – 27th February – 6pm at McGrigor Hall.
Who Did you Tell? was published on 9th January and we have signed copies in the shop now.
Join us for the launch of Lesley’s second gripping psychological thriller set in ‘Flinstead-on-Sea’!
Every town has its secrets. Lesley Kara knows them all . . .
From the author of 2019’s biggest crime thriller debut, The Rumour, comes an addictive new novel . . .
It’s been 192 days, seven hours and fifteen minutes since her last drink. Now Astrid is trying to turn her life around.
Having reluctantly moved back in with her mother, in a quiet seaside town away from the temptations and painful memories of her life before, Astrid is focusing on her recovery. She’s going to meetings. Confessing her misdeeds. Making amends to those she’s wronged.
But someone knows exactly what Astrid is running from. And they won’t stop until she learns that some mistakes can’t be corrected.
Some mistakes, you have to pay for . .
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In the journey to secure a reasonable middle ground on negotiations concerning significant rent increases and lease terms, we have incurred significant legal and surveyor fees, which continue to grow as we continue to negotiate.
Judith & Sally warmly invite you to Meet the Artists at
Caxton Books & Gallery on Saturday 23rd November from 4-6pm
Join us for a glass of wine and an informal chance to meet a few of our wonderful artists, including:
Ken Kempley http://www.kenkempleyart.com
Sally Pudney http://www.sallypudneyartist.co.uk
Jennie Mace https://www.colchesterartsociety.co.uk
Sarah Milne https://sarahmilnepaintings.co.uk/
Our fantastic line-up has completely sold out this year.
If you were one of those who were disappointed then please note the dates for next year – 15th -18th October and check out the Frinton Literary Festival for updates: http://www.frintonliteraryfestival.co.uk
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
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, a time to consider the scale of the current escalation in child and adolescent mental health problems, which is causing significant concern among parents, teachers and young people themselves.
Steven Walker, a local expert with a 30 year experience and expertise in this area of work is launching his latest book as a practical guide for staff, parents and young people to help them understand what mental illness is, how to recognise it and how to get help and support. Steven has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) services in Essex and then was appointed Head of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Anglia Ruskin University where he designed a multi-disciplinary award-winning course to train staff working with children and young people. He is now semi-retired and works as a sessional lecturer with Post Graduate Psychology students at Essex University in Colchester and as a volunteer Counsellor with the local Youth Enquiry Service.
‘This book makes a rich contribution to the understanding and treatment of children’s mental health at a time when this is desperately needed. It is well-informed, full of case illustrations to guide the reader, and is written by a compassionate therapist and researcher with a solid grasp of the complex social environment in which children live today.‘
Dr Chris Nicholson – Head of the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex.
Introducing her debut thriller A Good Enough Mother
Walton & Frinton Yacht Club – Thursday 9th May 6.30 for 7pm
Tickets £7 which includes a glass of wine, canapés and 15% off Bev’s book.
The most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
Dr Ruth Hartland rises to difficult tasks. She is the director of a highly respected trauma therapy unit. She is confident, capable and excellent at her job. Today she is preoccupied by her son Tom’s disappearance. So, when a new patient arrives at the unit – a young man who looks shockingly like Tom – she is floored.
As a therapist, Ruth knows exactly what she should do in the best interests of her client, but as a mother she makes a very different choice – a decision that will have profound consequences.
‘Taut, absorbing and psychologically astute, in A Good Enough Mother Bev Thomas combines all the tension of a thriller with the emotional resonance of a powerful family drama.’ (Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train)
Author of Tin Hats & Rice
Friday 15th March 2019 at Oasis Café from 3-4pm
Tickets £5 including Tea and Cake with Barbara’s Book only £12 (RRP £13.99)
“I can’t visualise us getting out of this, but I want to TRY to believe in a future,” wrote 23-year-old Barbara Anslow (then Redwood) in her diary on 8th December 1941, a few hours after Japan first attacked Hong Kong.
Her 1941-1946 diaries are an invaluable source of information on the civilian experience in British Hong Kong during the second world war, recording her thoughts and experiences through the fighting, the surrender, three-and-a-half years of internment, then liberation and adjustment to normal life.
Local resident Barbara was thrilled when her diaries were finally published just a couple of months before her 100th Birthday and we are equally delighted to welcome her to Frinton to tell us all about them.