Friday, 6 July 2012

CWA Night July 5th and Independent Bookshop Week

It was... 

With great pleasure that we were part of the 'CWA Month of Crime'
 and it fell in IBW too!

Andy Briggs was with us daytime to launch Tarzan for the centenary, and he and Paula Rawstorne and Ruth Eastham were at Sefton Super Reads too, Paula won! It was the closest voting ever and for several years now a winner was at the event!

Sefton Super Reads 2011/2
Paula Rawsthorne (winner) and Andy Briggs and Ruth Eastham

Then Andy signed loads of books and met two of our three Crime Authors, Stephen Booth and Frances Brody before we went to the event at Formby Pool.

The weather was fabulous and the talks superb
and there were excellent questions,
we ran til 10pm, so I was a bit late getting to
Radio Merseyside for Linda McDermott's
Under the Duvet Book Club that I am a panelist on!

Martin Edwards was first to stand up and keep us absorbed

It really was a superb outdoor event at Formby Pool Cafe
we had burgers and hot dogs and a lovely relaxed evening

Frances Brody made history come to life
 as she passed out her wonderful photos
which help show how accurate her 1920s Kate Shackleton mysteries are...

Stephen Booth has won THREE CWA awards and really treated us to an insight into the power of fiction to become 'reality' and brought a memorable night to a stunning end...

we have a few signed copies of books by the three authors
 in stock so get in touch pronto via 01704 830130 or

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for organising such a great event, Tony. I enjoyed it very much, a top night! Martin, Frances and Stephen were all very inspiring and such nice people too