7 Feb 18:00

The much awaited historical biography of Alexander Macleay is finally here as James Donaldson is launches it at Elizabeth Bay House. Internationally famous botanist Professor David Mabberley of Oxford University will launch the book. He is the author of almost 20 books including an excellent biography of Robert Brown, Macleay's close scientific friend

 

The Scot, Alexander Macleay (1767-1848), was an entomologist and notable political figure in the nineteenth-century pioneer days of Sydney, Australia. Criticised for his salary, his free house and the large land grants he received, he was also ridiculed for his stature and his fat legs, that he survived this crude sniping until his retirement in 1846 is testament to his endurance and indefatigable nature.

 

The book draws from many sources including the Linnean Society of London for which he served as Secretary and the journals, political writings and newspapers of Sydney. Donaldson paints a strong portrait of a man who became Colonial Secretary for New South Wales in 1825 and whose scientific curiosity made his insect collection one of the most extensive in the world.

Event Address: 
Elizabeth Bay House, 7 Onslow Ave, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011, Australia

9 Feb 19:30

Join David McCaddon for a thrilling book reading session and. David is an IT systems consultant and has spent the past years specialising in Law Enforcement Computer Systems Development.

In Digital Pursuit continues the story of criminal Tim Ridgway, first encountered in Following Digital Footprints. Tim has now been sentenced to ten years for his credit card and identity theft crimes and is taken to HMP Dinas Bay in Wales to serve his sentence. Ever one to use his skills to his own advantage, Tim sets about planning his escape, whilst at the same time the authorities get wind of something big going down in the prison. Midshire Police set up an investigation and follow up various leads, putting two and two together and, in an entertaining fashion, not always coming up with four. This is another enjoyable book from David McCaddon, in which the reader can become re-acquainted with old friends from Midshire Police and follow the threads of the plot which twist and turn in a satisfying manner.

David will be signing the book copies at the end of the session as well.

Event Address: 
Tamworth Castle & Museum B79 7NA

13 Feb 20:00

Join author David McCaddon for a thrilling book reading session and. David is an IT systems consultant and has spent the past years specialising in Law Enforcement Computer Systems Development.

In Digital Pursuit continues the story of criminal Tim Ridgway, first encountered in Following Digital Footprints. Tim has now been sentenced to ten years for his credit card and identity theft crimes and is taken to HMP Dinas Bay in Wales to serve his sentence. Ever one to use his skills to his own advantage, Tim sets about planning his escape, whilst at the same time the authorities get wind of something big going down in the prison. Midshire Police set up an investigation and follow up various leads, putting two and two together and, in an entertaining fashion, not always coming up with four. This is another enjoyable book from David McCaddon, in which the reader can become re-acquainted with old friends from Midshire Police and follow the threads of the plot which twist and turn in a satisfying manner.

David will be signing the book copies at the end of the session as well

Event Address: 
Timperley Horizon club, WA15 7UT

22 Feb 19:00

Join author David McCaddon for a thrilling book reading session and. David is an IT systems consultant and has spent the past years specialising in Law Enforcement Computer Systems Development.

In Digital Pursuit continues the story of criminal Tim Ridgway, first encountered in Following Digital Footprints. Tim has now been sentenced to ten years for his credit card and identity theft crimes and is taken to HMP Dinas Bay in Wales to serve his sentence. Ever one to use his skills to his own advantage, Tim sets about planning his escape, whilst at the same time the authorities get wind of something big going down in the prison. Midshire Police set up an investigation and follow up various leads, putting two and two together and, in an entertaining fashion, not always coming up with four. This is another enjoyable book from David McCaddon, in which the reader can become re-acquainted with old friends from Midshire Police and follow the threads of the plot which twist and turn in a satisfying manner.

David will be signing the book copies at the end of the session as well

Event Address: 
Malpas Supper Club, Castle Inn, Bletchley, Nr Market Drayton TF9 3RZ

27 Feb 14:30

Join author David McCaddon for a thrilling book reading session and. David is an IT systems consultant and has spent the past years specialising in Law Enforcement Computer Systems Development.

In Digital Pursuit continues the story of criminal Tim Ridgway, first encountered in Following Digital Footprints. Tim has now been sentenced to ten years for his credit card and identity theft crimes and is taken to HMP Dinas Bay in Wales to serve his sentence. Ever one to use his skills to his own advantage, Tim sets about planning his escape, whilst at the same time the authorities get wind of something big going down in the prison. Midshire Police set up an investigation and follow up various leads, putting two and two together and, in an entertaining fashion, not always coming up with four. This is another enjoyable book from David McCaddon, in which the reader can become re-acquainted with old friends from Midshire Police and follow the threads of the plot which twist and turn in a satisfying manner.

David will be signing the book copies at the end of the session as well

Event Address: 
Wrekin U3A, Village Hall, Shifnal TF11 8DW

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