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January 28th 6.30 pm
Buying an Independent Bookshop Limited Edition of The City of Tears by Kate Mosse allows you to attend a FREE, exclusive, virtual event with Kate Mosse on 28th January at 6.30pm. Kate will be in conversation with Katie Derham during the event which will also include a virtual walking tour of Amsterdam. Red Lion Books will send details of this event to you, on publication date: 19th January (Hardback, Indie Edition £20)
Please note: The event is free to anybody purchasing the book from us. The Indie Edition is limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
For ten, violent years the Wars of Religion have raged across France. Neighbours have become enemies, countless lives have been lost, and the country has been torn apart over matters of religion, citizenship and sovereignty.
But now a precarious peace is in the balance: a royal wedding has been negotiated by Catherine de’ Medici and Jeanne d’Albret, an alliance between the Catholic Crown and Henri, the Huguenot king of Navarre. It is a marriage that could see France reunited at last. Meanwhile in Puivert, an invitation has arrived for Minou Joubert and her family to attend this historic wedding in Paris in August.
A breath-taking novel of revenge, persecution and loss, sweeping from Paris and Chartres to the City of Tears itself – the great refugee city of Amsterdam – this is a story of one family’s fight to stay together, to survive and to find each other, against the devastating tides of history . .
Following on from the Sunday Times number one bestseller, The Burning Chambers, Kate Mosse’s The City of Tears is the second thrilling historical epic in The Burning Chambers series.
Den Phillips East Coast Calendar 2021
Den Phillips 2021 East Coast Calendar is now in its 33rd year and is a special edition with a selection of previous front covers and favourite images. It features evocative black & white images of traditional craft including Thames Barges, Smacks, Classic Yachts and Seascapes from Den’s native East Coast and has been keenly collected over the years.
out now – a new book by Mark Russell
The Longest Path – Walking the Essex Coast
Essex’s North Sea Coast – From Harwich to Shoeburyness.
At 350 miles, the Essex coast is the longest in England. Not only that, but it is the most wild and least inhabited, boasts the most islands and more wild birds than any other. This book covers the county’s North Sea coast from Harwich to Shoeburyness in ten consecutive walks.
Follow the author in ten easy walks to see the places you never knew existed.
The Jungle Garden
The Garden Jungle is a wonderful introduction to the hundreds of small creatures with whom we live cheek-by-jowl and of the myriad ways that we can encourage them to thrive. Dave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating lives of these creatures, explaining how our lives, and ultimately the fate of humankind, are inextricably intertwined with that of earwigs, bees, lacewings and hoverflies, unappreciated heroes of the natural world.
‘Exquisite…should be read by every gardener in the country’ Observer
We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event, with extinctions occurring faster than at any time in the last 65 million years. ‘Bioabundance’ is in decline, with recent studies showing that insects in particular seem to be disappearing fast. If it continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet. Dave Goulson explains why insects are in decline, and suggest how we should tackle this crisis, first by turning our gardens into oases for life.
Vintage paperback, £9.99
‘Averting the Insect Apocalypse’
Zoom author talk by Dave Goulson on 17th November organised by the Colchester Natural History Society and Colchester Sixth Form College – find out how to book a ticket here
The Seal Club
Alan Warner, Irvine Welsh, John King
*Publication date 12th November – pre order now to ensure earliest dispatch.
Still hungry for anarchy after 25 years… Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh teams up with Football Factory’s John King and Alan Warner for their new book.
The Seal Club is a three-novella collection. It features three stories that capture the authors’ ongoing interests and concerns, stories that reflect bodies of work that started with Morvern Callar, Trainspotting and The Football Factory – all best-sellers, all turned into high-profile films.
The Seal Club – maverick, free-thinking fiction for the 2020s.
London Books paperback, £9.99