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Diana Cambridge: Don't Think A Single Thought
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Diana Cambridge: Don't Think A Single Thought

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Please join us for a glass of something nice to celebrate the launch of Don’t Think A Single Thought by Diana Cambridge.

1960s New York, and Emma Bowden seems to have it all – a glamorous Manhattan apartment, a loving husband, and a successful writing career. But while Emma and her husband Jonathan are on vacation at the Hamptons, a child drowns in the sea, and suspicion falls on Emma. As her picture-perfect life spirals out of control, and old wounds resurface, a persistent and monotonous voice in Emma’s head threatens to destroy all that she has worked for... Taut, elegant and mesmerising, Don’t Think a Single Thought lays bare a marriage, and a woman, and examines the decisions – and mistakes – that shape all of our lives.

Diana Cambridge is an award-winning journalist. She has written for many national newspapers and magazines, gives regular writing workshops, and is a Writer-in-Residence at Sherborne, Dorset. She is Agony Aunt to Writing Magazine. She lives in Bath. Don’t Think a Single Thought is her first novel.

Location: Winstone’s Books

6.30pm for 7pm start

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Henry Blofeld: My A-Z of Cricket
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Henry Blofeld: My A-Z of Cricket

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Legendary cricket broadcaster Henry Blofeld takes the reader on a journey from A-Z through the world of cricket.

In his trademark charming style, Blowers goes through the alphabet, explaining some of the puzzling cricket terminology and regaling his favourite anecdotes from his fifty years in the sport, covering the most important moments in the sport's history as well as the most entertaining and amusing.

The book will also contain a glossary for those who want to make sure they know their googlys from their bouncers.

This gift book is perfect for fans of cricket who want to understand the sport from Henry's unique point of view, it is a humorous and entertaining jaunt through the cricket landscape.

Venue: Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA

Tickets £12 from Winstone’s or purchase below:

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Pam Ayres: Up in the Attic
Dec
3
3:00 PM15:00

Pam Ayres: Up in the Attic

Pam Ayres returns to Sherborne after her highly successful 2017 appearance to talk about her new book of poetry, Up In The Attic, and to sign copies.

‘Up in the Attic’ is the brand-new collection of verse from the nation’s favourite poet, Pam Ayres.

With the same magic that has enchanted her fans for more than four decades, Pam’s new collection is by turns side-splittingly funny, at others so reflective and profound that audiences are moved to tears. From the horror of playing host in ‘The Dinner Party’ and complaints about pub tableware in ‘Don’t Put My Dinner on the Slate!’, to the poignant ‘Up in the Attic’, in which Pam is deluged by memories when searching for an old document, and the sadness of wartime ‘Down The Line’, this new collection will tickle and move readers in equal measure.

Pam will talk for about an hour, after which she will sign copies of her books.

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About: Pam Ayres has been a writer, broadcaster, and entertainer for over 40 years. She is the author of several best-selling poetry books, including The Works, Surgically Enhanced, You Made Me Late Again!, and The Last Hedgehog. Pam’s autobiography, The Necessary Aptitude, was a best seller when it was published in 2011. On radio she is a regular on Just A Minute, six series of her own Ayres On The Air, and has appeared twice on the legendary Desert Island Discs.

“Pam Ayres is absolutely essential to British humour, reminding us all to be tickled by the small joys and ridiculousness of everyday life. It’s not something poets often do – they’re usually too deep in love, death and angst.” ~ The Mail on Sunday

In association with Winstone Books, Sherborne.

Tickets £12 from Winstone’s Sherborne, or buy online below:

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Celia Brayfield: Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Celia Brayfield: Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists

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In London in 1958, a play by a 19-year-old redefined women's writing in Britain. It also began a movement that would change women's lives forever. The play was A Taste of Honey and the author, Shelagh Delaney, was the first in a succession of young women who wrote about their lives with an honesty that dazzled the world. They rebelled against sexism, inequality and prejudice and in doing so challenged the existing definitions of what writing and writers should be. Bypassing the London cultural elite, their work reached audiences of millions around the world, paved the way for profound social changes and laid the foundations of second-wave feminism.

After Delaney came Edna O'Brien, Lynne Reid-Banks, Charlotte Bingham, Nell Dunn, Virginia Ironside and Margaret Forster; an extraordinarily disparate group who were united in their determination to shake the traditional concepts of womanhood in novels, films, television, essays and journalism. They were as angry as the Angry Young Men, but were also more constructive and proposed new ways to live and love in the future. They did not intend to become a literary movement but they did, inspiring other writers to follow. Not since the Brontës have a group of young women been so determined to tell the truth about what it is like to be a girl.

In this biographical study, the acclaimed author Celia Brayfield tells their story for the first time.

Tickets free

Venue: Winstone’s

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Andrew Smith - Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

Andrew Smith - Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth

The Dorset Moon at Sherborne Abbey presents Andrew Smith, author of the international bestseller Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth and the BBC documentary Being Neil Armstrong. This celebratory evening to mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing will combine lively conversation and Smith’s dramatic reading of his account of the first landing, with music and recently-uncovered film footage from a camera behind Buzz Aldrin’s head as the lunar module descended. Described as one of the books of the last decade this is one not to miss.

Venue: Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road

Tickets £12 from Winstones, or buy online.

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Songs of Praise Presenter Pamela Rhodes - Arthur's Garden
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Songs of Praise Presenter Pamela Rhodes - Arthur's Garden

Talk and Signing with BBC Songs of Praise presenter Pamela Rhodes. Venue Butterfly Room, Castle Gardens. Tickets £5

£14.99

£14.99

A heart-warming collection of songs and poems, advice and tit bits about the glorious, very ordinary, English garden - told through the life of her Uncle Arthur. This is a gardening book, with a story.


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Isabella Tree - Wilding: The return of nature to a British farm
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Isabella Tree - Wilding: The return of nature to a British farm

In Wilding, Isabella Tree tells the story of the ‘Knepp experiment’, a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife. Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside, Wilding is, above all, an inspiring story of hope.

Venue: Digby Memorial Hall

Tickets: £10 from Winstone’s

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Jenny Newman - Van Gogh: Reader and Writer
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Jenny Newman - Van Gogh: Reader and Writer

Presented by Sherborne Literary Society.

Few artists can have revealed so much about themselves and their work through the written word as Vincent Van Gogh, whose letters have been translated, published and re-published many times. With their frequent references to writers living and dead, the letters also reveal a voracious and very serious reader. Indeed books as physical objects appear in many of his canvases. In advance of Tate Britain’s upcoming exhibition Van Gogh and Britain (27 March – 11 August 2019), this talk explores Van Gogh’s literary enthusiasms. It will incorporate readings from his letters and from the works of Dickens, whose preoccupation with the lives of the poor was a formative influence on this most modern of painters. Jenny Newman’s art lectures have become a focal point of Sherborne’s cultural life. We’re delighted that she has found the time between her rambling and her regular programme of talks to contribute to the festival, on a subject close to her heart.

Venue The Eastbury Hotel

Tickets £8 from Winstone’s

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