Bad for Good

Bad for Good

A gripping, gritty and absorbing crime novel set in Brighton. Graham Bartlett spent 30 years in the police, as a detective, firearms commander, and city police chief in Brighton & Hove, and now works as a crime-consultant for writers including Peter James, Elly Griffiths and Dorothy Koomson. Bad for Good is his first crime fiction novel, following 2 best-selling ‘true crime’ books.

Detective Superintendent Joanne Howe has a complex and sensitive case on her hands: the murder of a promising young footballer, who just happens to be the son of her colleague, D.I Phil Cooke. Against the backdrop of a city wrought by violence and crime, and a police force hamstrung by government cuts, Joanne must contend with blackmail, a disturbingly brutal gang of vigilantes, and deep-rooted police corruption as she tracks down Harry’s killer. As you might expect, the plotting, characters and local details are grainy and authentic – and Graham isn’t shy about packing a political punch amongst the intrigue.

 For fans of Peter James! Graham Bartlett will be talking about BAD FOR GOOD with fellow crime-writer Lesley Thomson at the Steyning Centre on Friday 24th June. Tix from the Steyning Bookshop.

‘Welcome to the World’ Book Signing with Julia Donaldson

‘Welcome to the World’ Book Signing with Julia Donaldson

Welcome to the World is Julia Donaldson’s beautiful new book – a magical, lyrical celebration of babies’ first experiences, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. To celebrate the book’s publication, Julia will sign copies of Welcome to the World, plus her latest paperback Counting Creatures, and all her other books purchased on the day or pre-ordered, at The Steyning Bookshop on Saturday 7th May from 10.30am.  

To attend this signing you MUST book a place. Each booking admits 1 family (of up to 5 people). There are 2 family ticket prices: the £12.99 price includes 1 copy of Welcome to the World in hardback,  the £10.99 price includes 1 copy of Counting Creatures in paperback. Additional copies of these and Julia’s other books may be purchased from us on the day. Julia will sign all books purchased at our shop, but we are afraid that customers may not bring their own copies from home to be signed. 

There are 3 signing sessions: 10.30am, 11.15am and 12 midday. Each session lasts 40 minutes and 20 families will meet Julia during this time, so there will be time to have a little chat!

Dinner and Gin-Tasting with Dave Broom

Dinner and Gin-Tasting with Dave Broom

Join the Gin Revolution!
Wednesday 19th September, 7 for 7.30pm at the Sussex Produce Cafe.

In association with Steyning Food and Drink Festival, and The Sussex Produce Cafe, we are excited to welcome Dave Broom, Glaswegian drinks writer and spirits expert extraordinaire, who will join us at the Sussex Produce Cafe for a dinner and gin-tasting evening. Dave has written over a dozen award-winning books on whisky, gin, rum, and the art of bartending, is a contributor to numerous whisky journals, and lectures widely on wine, spirits and distillery. Over a delicious 2 course dinner, Dave will lead us through tastings of a range of artisan gins, and will also share insights into the history and manufacture of gin, and how best to enjoy its subtle flavours.
Tickets £35 to include superb 2 course dinner, gin-tasting, and a copy of Dave’s new book ‘Gin:The Manual’.

Urban Jungle – Easter Holiday Kids Event with Vicky Woodgate

Urban Jungle – Easter Holiday Kids Event with Vicky Woodgate

Vicky Woodgate is a professional artist and illustrator from Brighton who is fascinated by all things NATURE!

Urban Jungle is her first picture book, and what a treat it is! A beautifully produced collection of city maps detailing the sometimes unexpected animal inhabitants of cities around the world – from flying squirrels in the heart of New York city to wild boar snuffling around the streets of Berlin. Vicky has gathered a cornucopia of weird and wonderful international animal antics, all illustrated with characterful, colourful accuracy!

Vicky’s event will include: animal guessing games, drawing activities, quizzes, and lots of fascinating animal facts! It will suit nature lovers aged 6 – 12 years.

Tickets are £5 each to include free refreshments. The ticket will entitle the bearer to £5 off the book which is priced £20.

Please book in advance as spaces are limited.

 

 

An Evening with Juliet West

An Evening with Juliet West

We are delighted to welcome novelist Juliet West to the bookshop for an intimate evening as part of our celebrations for Independent Bookseller’s Week 2017. Weds 28th June at 7.30pm.

Juliet will introduce her new novel ‘The Faithful’, a rich and gripping tale of deception and desire, set against the very well-researched historical background of Sussex in the 1930’s. Tensions mount in the seaside Sussex village of Aldwick as Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts arrive to set up camp, and local girl Hazel finds herself torn between friendship and desire. Secrets and betrayals take the story to London, the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War and beyond. It will  be fascinating to hear Juliet share her passion for history – her best-selling first novel ‘Before The Fall’ was also inspired by a true story, set in the First World War.

Juliet lives near Chichester and both her novels are published by Pan Macmillan.

Tickets are £7 to include wine/soft drinks and a voucher towards Juliet’s new book ‘The Faithful’.