Nov 26th: Postcard from the Past with Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson has amassed a vast collection of British postcards from the past 75 years. These faded images are poignant, cryptic and often hilarious relics of lost times and forgotten holidays. In his illustrated talk, he will take us through a selection of his favourite messages. They’ll reflect the charm, eccentricity and humour of British domestic life on tour.

`A hilarious and occasionally disturbing look at how the British remain resolutely small-minded wherever they go’ Charlie Higson

`Six by four inch portions of pure heaven’ Rachel Johnson

`Somehow both poignant and deeply creepy’ Samira Ahmed

`One of Twitter’s most nourishing concepts – each one arriving like a bonsai Alan Bennett play’ Danny Baker `Beautiful. Inspiring. Educational. Hilarious’ Emma Freud

November 26th: 7:30 at Hungerford Hub (Library). Tickets £6. Book on-line.

Dec 1st: Sam Usher: Children’s author & Illustrator in the bookshop

Sam Usher spent most of his childhood in Hungerford reading, drawing and forgetting to do his schoolwork. He graduated from the University of West England and his debut picture book, Can You See Sassoon?, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Children’s Book Award. He is particularly admired for his technical drawing skill and prowess with watercolour. He has since written and illustrated lots of other books working with many different people including Michael Morpurgo, Sam McBratney and Alexander McCall Smith.

Sam will be in the bookshop on Sunday December 1st at 11am reading from his ‘Grandad’ picture books, and also showing some live illustration. This is a free event but we guarantee you won’t resist being able to buy one of his beautiful books for Christmas.

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