BookYak on Zoom Tuesday 23rd June

BookYak Goes On-Line!

This year, before our lives changed due to Coronavirus, we had our first ‘BookYak’ evening. People came together in the bookshop to chat about the books they had been reading and enjoying recently.

Now, during Independent Bookshop Week (20-27 June) we will be holding BookYak as an online event on Zoom this Tuesday at 8pm

As well as hearing about the books you have been reading recently we will be highlighting forthcoming books that we are especially excited about.

So, register here. The Zoom link is below, and we’ll send it to you again just beforehand. On the night sit down with one or two books to hold up to the screen so we can see what you are talking about, and maybe a glass of wine or cup of tea. No need to have a speech ready about your chosen books – just a few words about what it was about or why you liked it. It’s all very friendly and informal.

We hope to see you there!

Jan 28th: Desmond Seward on The King Over the Water: A Complete History of the Jacobites

Based on the latest research, The King over the Water by renowned historian Desmond Seward (who lives in Hungerford) weaves together all the strands of this gripping saga into a vivid, sweeping narrative, full of insight, analysis and anecdote.

“Desmond Seward, educated at Ampleforth and Cambridge, has been labelled a “popular historian”. This designation is sometimes construed as a slight. It should not be in the case of Seward who has already written a provocative comparative biography of Napoleon and Hitler and, amongst others, a sweeping, powerful chronicle of the Tudors.

The King over the Water, though, is his best work because it plays to his gifts of being largely persuasive and consistently employing a briskness in pace, a clarity of style and a genius for capturing the character of those long dead, long-forgotten and, perhaps, never remembered.” – The Herald

Desmond Seward will be talking at Hungerford Hub (Library) at 7:30pm on Tuesday Januray 28th. Tickets are £7 and include a glass of wine and £5 off the book on the night. Book online.