April 26th: Lunchtime Booksigning with Henry Blowfeld

Meet one of cricket’s broadcasting legends HENRY BLOFELD or “Blowers” will be signing copies of his bestselling autobiography, Over & Out at The Hungerford Bookshop at 1pm on Thursday 26th April.

This book reveals the secrets of life in the commentary box and of the rich cast of characters with whom he shared it, from the early days of John Arlott and Brian Johnson to Aggers and new boys Boycott, Swann, Vaughan and Tuffers. Henry is equally revealing of his own performances and self-deprecatingly recalls his several verbal misfortunes while live broadcasting.

Like the greatest commentators and writers on the game Blofeld has always understood that there is a world beyond the cricket field. Not forgetting pigeons passing, red buses and much loved cricket grounds, Henry Blofeld writes of his favourite countries, and experiences while travelling, and meeting and interviewing many cricket-loving celebrities. His passionate and entertaining book will become one of the classics of cricket’s literature.

1pm at the bookshop. This is a FREE EVENT – no need to book – but books must be bought from us (available on the afternoon). If you are buying more than two copies please let us know in advance. If you cannot make the signing we can arrange for a book to be signed and reserved for you. Just call 01488 683480.

28th April: Children’s Book Launch for Great Voyages: Daring Adventurers from James Cook to Gertrude Bell

All aboard for a fun book launch at Hungerford Library! Local children’s author Deborah Patterson will be celebrating the publication of her latest book Great Voyages (published this April).

Discover the world through the eyes of the greatest explorers in history. From Marco Polo and Magellan to Shackleton and Armstrong, Great Voyages takes the reader on the most exhilarating and heroic expeditions ever made.

Deborah will be taking young adventurers on a journey around the globe. They choose where they would like to go on a map, and Deborah will reveal a fascinating true story inspired by that place.

Will you freeze to death in the North West passage, or face lions in Africa with David Livingstone? Perhaps you’ll survive attacks from hostile tribes with Gertrude Bell.

Collect a special ticket from the bookshop and get £1 off the book at the event – or any children’s book at The Hungerford Bookshop until the end of May. And, as if that wasn’t enough, there will also be free cake!

Suitable for age 6+. Children to be accompanied by an adult.

3pm Hungerford Library, Saturday 28 April. Free event (but we recommend collecting your special ticket from the bookshop)