Looking for something different to do this month? What could be more exciting than exploring new ideas and worlds with their creators? At the Hungerford Bookshop, we are believers in opening up book discussion and giving our customers access to the many brilliant authors out there. Take a look at some of the acclaimed writers we have hosted over the years. Our events are always held at one of the fantastic (and often historic) local venues in Hungerford and ticket prices often include money off the title being discussed and a glass (or two) of wine. See below for our latest events.
In an exclusive online event on September 16th at 7pm, Robert Harris, author of thirteen bestselling novels including the Cicero Trilogy, Fatherland, and An Officer and a Spy, will be chatting with Jon Snow, revered journalist and much-loved news presenter about his new novel V2.
Join them as Robert Harris launches his latest novel in which he returns to Nazi Germany to tell the story of the V2 rocket. On the brink of defeat, Hitler commissioned 10,000 V2s – ballistic rockets that carried a one-ton warhead at three times the speed of sound, which he believed would win the war. In a story with the same level of historical detail, depth and intrigue as we’ve come to expect, hear Robert’s own insight into another thriller you can’t put down, and his characters that pop from the page.
The event will also feature an audience Q&A, giving you a chance to ask those questions you’ve always wanted to know from the mind of a creative genius. This is definitely a conversation you don’t want to miss!
All tickets include a signed copy of the book (RRP £20). Tickets are £20 + £3 postage and packaging. V2 is published on Thursday 17 September, and should reach your door in the week after publication.
This is a very special bookshop. Seriously diverse and fascinating authors come to talk about their books. All in all, it gives a new dimension to Hungerford and is one of the main reasons it would be hard to move to a new area!
Belinda Coote, Customer