A quick breakdown of a few events we have coming up in the next couple of weeks, for anyone looking to get out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.
Saturday 13 May 2011 – Former Essex police officer and current Essex storyteller Mike Benning will be signing books at Waterstone’s in Bury St. Edmunds, the Butter Market location, from 11am. His book, Island Joggings, is an amusing series of anecdotes inspired from a trip to the Caribbean. You can read more about his book at our website, or you can check out our blog post regarding his recent publicity. Ask him to tell you about the rum cake.
Wednesday 18 May 2011 – Bernard Lockett will be the special guest at Clare Cottage for their monthly Author’s Evening. Bernard, who has appeared on numerous programmes with the BBC and spoken with groups such as U3A, WI and others, will be speaking on one of his favourite subjects in the history of the universe: the music of Gilbert and Sullivan. As a Trustee of the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, his presentation is a comprehensive, informative and entertaining look at the history and music of the two men, and the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. It is all tied into his third book, Here’s a State of Things, and naturally involves music.
Tuesday 24 May 2011 – Nicci Pugh, author of the nursing memoir on The Falklands War White Ship – Red Crosses, will be speaking to the U3A in Truro, Cornwall. Nicci’s presentation, titled A British Hospital Ship at War, is an informative and fascinating look at life on board a floating hospital working in the South Atlantic Ocean during the war. Including many original and previously unseen photographs, Nicci covers the conversion of Her Majesty’s Hospital Ship Uganda from an ocean cruise liner to a hospital ship, and she also discusses the work of The South Atlantic Medal Association.
For information on these or any other events from authors of Melrose Books, get in touch with us at any time.