As we seem to succumb to a TV enhanced Olympic Frenzy..it is also about time to plan what we do afterwards...SO.......why not make a special trip to Formby, it is a lovely place a RED Squirrel sanctuary and lovely dunes with seals in the bay and cooling pine woods. And obviously a book haven too.
Saturday 11th August we have one of the countries finest exponents of historical detection when Kate Ellis visits, she will talk to fans and sign copies of 'Cadaver Game' the 17th Wesley Peterson crime novel. He is a superb character and the first black detective in British Crime Fiction. Kate let's the tension rise and grips the reader like a tourniquet.
So pop to Formby Books 12-1pm and join us having a criminally good time and then go and relax and read!
she also has the 4th installment in her Yorkshire based DI Joe Plantagenet series just out too. If you miss the event get in touch and check if we have any signed copies left.
Saturday 18th August we have a real legend visiting Formby.
Dave Prowse the 6ft 7inch actor who immortalised 'Darth Vader' in the original 'Star Wars' Trilogy. He will have 'Stormtroopers' in attendance and will be signing copies of 'Straight from the Force's Mouth', so bring your 'light sabre' and camera and meet him 10-1 at Formby Pool and then 2-5 in my shop (we are within Derbyshires opposite Costa and next to Iceland)
Then we have a Canadian lady who 'went to bed with a Beatle (and his wife)'
Gail Renard is over to go to the 50th Anniversary Beatles event in Liverpool and is popping to Formby books on Friday 24th august 4-5pm to meet fans and sign her superb account of the infamous 'Bed in for Peace'
May 1969. As a sixteen-year-old, Gail Renard joined John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their week-long bed-in for peace in a hotel in Montreal, Canada. She looked after Yoko’s five-year-old daughter, helped to find tambourines and joined in the first recording of "Give Peace a Chance" with Timothy Leary, the Smothers Brothers and various other celebs. John looked after her – sending her home every night to her mother who had spoken to him on the phone and insisted that there were to be no drugs or sex while her daughter was around. It was John’s faith in Gail's ability which directly lead to her later success as a writer, and he helped her to secure her first paid submission – an interview with him for the Beatles' magazine.