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29 Mar 19:00

One reading group will be truly blessed the last Wednesday in March as they will get to meet local author George Roberts, who has just released his debut book 'From Ten Down to Three'. This humorous novel is set to charm and delight anyone who decides to open its pages.

In 1986, James collapses after a game of football at school. The cause is diagnosed as a tumour on the brain. Although treatment is successful, James will never be the footballer he was. The story of James continues on into his thirties as he falls in love, starts a family and becomes, in a modest way, a hero.

In From Ten Down to Three George Roberts examines fate as events happen in James's life that leave him questioning whether things are meant to be or are simply coincidence. A phone call made in error lead to him finding love. A bang on the head reveals the presence of the tumour. Saving a young woman's life leads to an unexpected encounter.

From Ten Down to Three is a delightful read full of wit and a dash of tragedy.

Event Address: 
The Talbot Hotel, High Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 1DW

1 Apr 15:00

Donna L. Jones will be signing books at the stunning Swansea Grand Theatre, where these people know better the power of language, and with 'The Rise of Global', read into how powerful language can actually become.

"ONE Language, ONE Version, ONE Vision;"
"ONE Global Law - accept it or be Labelled!"
Global - "super or killer language"? Apollos Popov has no doubt. He fears
that Global will spread throughout the planet, like a disease eventually
killing all Mother Tongues. He believes the spread of Global will usher in a new age
of language superiority; a return to just one spoken tongue as in the days before Babel.
He is convinced that the consequences for all native languages would be catastrophic.
One man is responsible. The Rise of Global tells the story of that
one man's obsession to eradicate his true identity and
replace it with a new one; one that will afford him power and status, one
that will give him a new name - a name that all citizens
will recognise as THE LAW...

Event Address: 
Singleton St, Swansea SA1 3QJ

4 Apr 19:00

'Pants Optional' is the tale of one mother from Iowa who tells an amazing tale about dating, her childhood and more with her book. Now is the chance to meet the woman who wrote it all, Carol L. Steingreaber. Have your chance to meet her at his parenting class series. In her first autobiography, Pants Optional, Carol Steingreaber offers a hilarious, unrestricted insight into her life thus far in Iowa, USA.
The reader is a privileged passenger on the journey, invited to buckle up for the ride as Carol shares her stories from the sibling squabbles of childhood, to cringeworthy dating moments, marriage and various stages of motherhood. Her witty, "tell-it-straight" writing style conjures up images you can't help but laugh at, often accompanied by photos that speak a thousand (usually comical) words. Carol provides the reader with "UNconventional tips" on a whole range of themes such as housework and hospitals, illness and injury, Nerf guns and nudity, safety concerns and sex, friendship, faith and a great many more. Moments of eternal embarrassment are interspersed with flashes of comic/parenting genius, and every reader will find a nugget or three (or twenty!) to inspire them. A cracking read, and highly recommended.
Event Address: 
930 Park Street, Grinnell, Iowa

5 Apr 12:00

Mary Martin, author of 'The Club' is attending a lunch at the Branston Golf and Country Club where they will be raising funds for a charity helping those with breast cancer. She has been invited as a guest speaker for the event, and will of course be signing books as well afterwards.

In The Club you will find glamour, intrigue, gossip and the story of everyday life for the members of an exclusive golf club and spa. The book reflects the hopes and fears, trials and tribulations which we all face, reflected in an absorbing, dramatic and humorous tale which focuses on a small set of the membership.
Will Marigold, recently widowed, find happiness on her own or with a new partner? How will Doug and Alice cope with the serious problem they face? Will the dilemma facing the Club destroy the friends' refuge or bring them closer together? And where does a knight in shining armour come in?
With exotic holidays, good-looking men, beautiful women and intrigue in and out of the Club, enjoy the fun of the action and share the worries of the members and staff as they both clash and co-operate in this gentle, entertaining book by Mary Martin.

Event Address: 
Burton Rd, Branston, Burton upon Trent DE14 3DP

6 Apr 11:00

Join Fiona J. Roberts as she talks and signs copies of her masterful book 'Ebb and Flow'. Grab this mystery fiction from the shelves and meet the mind behind it all.

Julia is all too aware of her failings, unable to cook, nervous and tongue-tied at any social event, lacking confidence. Moving to a country cottage in a beautiful but isolated spot is just what she needs to lift her depression and with Mark, her loving husband, new friends and hobbies, life starts to look better.
But in a short time she's displaying a startling change of personality, criticising and belittling her new friends, shop-lifting, even giving in to violent tendencies. Is she bipolar, psychopathic or could her apparent addiction to the water from the old bore-hole in the garden be to blame?
Is there a connection to earlier inhabitants as far back as Victorian times or could there be a malign influence somewhere close by the cottage? Mark sets out to solve the mystery of his wife's strange behaviour in his own logical but unorthodox fashion, but his interference leads to an unexpected turn of events.

Event Address: 
Rossmore Community Library, Herbert Avenue, Poole, Dorset BH12 4HR

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