Saturday 21st April, 3 pm
Robert Seymour, a retired lawyer and judge advocate was a Samaritans volunteer in Colchester for many years. This novel, a thoughtful, gentle thriller, draws on his knowledge of both these worlds. He is the author of two earlier books, entertaining tales based on his early experiences at the Bar.
About ‘A Deed Undone’
In the course of their Samaritans training, Lucy and Gerald come to understand what has brought them to this point in their lives. Gerald’s desire to help others leads him elsewhere, while Lucy starts taking calls, supporting distressed and suicidal people in their time of greatest need. They soon find themselves working together in a race against time to track down Lucy’s friend Alison as she runs, haunted by past events, from herself and her memories.
Robert fell ill while writing this novel and sadly, he died just as its publication date approached. We are pleased now to hold a launch for ‘A Deed Undone’.
Robert’s wife, Jane and editor, Jill Burrows will be on hand to talk about Robert’s aims in writing this book and the valuable work done by the Samaritans.
Paperback £6.9. Refreshments will be available.
Wednesday April 11th, 6.30 – 7.30 pm
Come and hear local author JUDITH WILLIAMS talk about her latest book THE LITTLE HISTORY OF ESSEX
There’s nothing ‘little’ about the history of Essex! However, this small volume condenses that fascinating and rich history into a collection of stories and facts that will make you marvel at the events our county has witnessed.
Discover the development of shipbuilding at Harwich, the silk and wool industries in central Essex, the fortunes of Chelmsford and Colchester and the rise of seaside resorts at Southend and Clacton
This is a FREE EVENT but space is limited so please contact the shop to reserve your place.
Yes, our children’s book clubs meet again on Saturday afternoon so get in touch if you’d like to join in. Children’s Book Group at is at 3 pm and the Young Adult Book Group at 2 pm.
Saturday 15th, July 3.15 pm
Following the success of his first book ‘The Bucket’ a couple of years ago, we are delighted to welcome D J Cattrell back to Red Lion Books to launch the follow up.
‘The Bag’ is an exciting adventure, featuring sisters, Rachel and Sarah, and a wicked witch called Esmeralda.
Sarah’s bag attracts the attention of Esmeralda and becomes part of her evil plans.
The action crosses boundaries between different worlds as Sarah realises that her precious bag contains more than she realises.
‘The Bag’ is a magical tale aimed at 8 – 12 year olds.
It is published in paperback price £8.99.
About the author:
D.J. Cattrell trained as a psychiatric nurse, then as a psychotherapist. He left that world to act as main carer for his terminally ill mother, then acquired a degree in performing arts. He helped create and run the New Route Theatre Company, championing new writing and giving aspiring actors new works to try and trained others in international negotiation skills. He has written plays in various genres as well as articles on the world of biodiesel and the relevance of Shakespeare within modern day management and business.
He now devotes his time to writing for children, running a small business, looking after his ageing horse, deaf cat, wife and two children.
Red Lion Bookshop, in partnership with Appetite Book Club, are delighted to host this event with Sarah Perry, who will talk about her wonderful novel, ‘The Essex Serpent’ at
Colchester Arts Centre
Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 6.30 pm
The Essex Serpent’, is set largely in and around Colchester towards the end of the nineteenth century.
A series of misfortunes out on the Blackwater estuary lead to rumours that the legendary serpent (or dragon) is stalking the land once more, roused from its slumbers by the earthquake of 1884.
It has been shortlisted for many prestigious, national literary awards, including the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, Costa Fiction Prize and the Wellcome Book Prize. It has just been announced winner of the British Book Award 2017.
The Arts Centre doors will open at 6.00pm with the event starting at 6.30pm sharp.
There will be the opportunity for audience Q&A and the event will run through to 7.30pm.
Tickets at £5.00 can be bought from the shop during normal opening hours of 9 – 5.30pm.
Tickets are also available online from Colchester Arts Centre website for £6 where an ordering charge is also applicable.
All profits from this event will be donated to Read Easy, a charity that works to help adults learn to read.
Find out about the excellent and important work they do here http://readeasy.org.uk