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Upcoming Events

Laurence McJannet – Bikepacking: Mountain Bike Camping Adventures on the Wild Trails of Britain
From the ever popular Wild series comes the latest trend, a fusion of mountain biking and minimalist wild camping. Part guide book and part travelogue, Bikepacking explores 30 wild rides across Britain from Scotland’s Western Isles and Snowdonia to the Jurassic coast and the National parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Meet local author Laurence McJannet and hear about his adventures bikepacking across the UK.
Saturday 28th May, 11am – 12pm


The Circle of Sappho – David Lassman and Terence James
The writing duo behind the acclaimed Regency Detective, set in nineteenth century Bath, have chosen Hunting Raven to officially launch the latest in the series: The Circle of Sappho, which is also partly set in Frome! Come and hear David and Terence talk about the inspiration for the book and series, while revealing the darker side of Regency times.
Wednesday 1st June, 7pm (doors 6.30pm)
This event is free, please register for your ticket:
01373 473 111 or email us at info@huntingravenbooks.co.uk
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Lisa Kenwright – Summerlands Storytelling Festival 2016
Traditional storytelling is the art of telling a story directly to a live audience without a script. A vibrant and respected art form in many parts of the world for adult as well as child audiences. Summerlands Storytelling Festival is a new festival celebrating the art of storytelling and promoting the region’s storytellers in the legendary Summer Lands of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
Lisa Kenwright joins us for a family friendly storytelling session during half term!
Friday 3rd June, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Lisa Kenwright


Susan Williamson – The Allotment Kitchen
Susan joins us to promote her brand new book The Allotment Kitchen.
Anyone who has been inspired by growing their own fruit and veg in small spaces will appreciate the recipes in this book!
Susan will also be bringing samples of home made squash with her. So come have a taste, have a chat and enjoy!
Sunday 5th June, 12pm onwards
Allotment Kitchen

Lucy Diamond – The Secrets of Happiness
Local author Lucy Diamond will be joining us for an evening in conversation with Crysse Morrison.
Thursday 9th June, 7pm (doors 6.30pm)
This event is free, please register for your place:
01373 473 111 or email us at info@huntingravenbooks.co.uk
9781447299097The Secrets of Happiness

The best things in life . . . can be just around the corner.
Rachel and Becca aren’t real sisters, or so they say. They are stepsisters, living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house, plus an impressive career. Artistic Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another, shares a titchy flat, and has given up on love.

The two of them have lost touch, but when Rachel doesn’t come home one night, Becca is called in to help. Once there, she quickly realizes that her stepsister’s life is not so perfect after all: Rachel’s handsome husband has moved out, her children are rebelling, and her glamorous career has taken a nosedive. Worst of all, nobody seems to have a clue where she might be.
As Becca begins to untangle Rachel’s secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about her own life, and the future seems uncertain.But sometimes happiness can be found in the most unexpected places . . .

 Jim Dales – The Man in the Mirror
The Man in the Mirror revolves around the dramatic life and times of Rembrandt van Rijn, the miller’s son from Leiden.
Local author, Jim Dales, will be joining us for an evening of reading and discussion with his debut novel The Man in the Mirror.
Wednesday 15th June, 7pm (doors 6.30pm)
This event is free, please register for your ticket:
01373 473 111 or email us at info@huntingravenbooks.co.uk
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Jim Dales – The Man in the Mirror
Meet the Author and Signing
Saturday 18th June, 11am-12pm

Simon Lawder – Under Current
Meet the Author and Signing
Simon likes to base his writing on what he calls “one of the big questions”. Under Current’s big question goes like this: Can we believe that no more spy rings have been discovered inside British Government since Philby, Burgess, Maclean, and Blunt in the 1950s?
Sunday 3rd July, 12pm-2pm (time TBC)
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“When an old friend, a top anti-corruption blogger, is accused of soliciting young boys, former undercover agent Patrick Cameron smells a rat. His ex-boss at the Security Service, who is looking into the disappearance of two more corruption activists, persuades Cameron and his brilliant young colleague Julian to investigate. One step at a time, they unearth a conspiracy by a foreign country to rescue its economy by destroying Britain’s Commonwealth – and its Establishment for good measure – using a network of traitors already embedded in key positions in Government.
After gunmen try to kill Cameron, Julian comes face to face with Jenna, a Russian professional killer with exotic tastes in after-hours fun, who has been hired by the plotters to carry out an assassination that will shake the world.
With background support from the Last Resort Squad, a group of elderly gents charged with protecting the country in times of extreme danger, Patrick and Julian have only a few days to infiltrate the conspirators, unmask the spy ring and prevent the assassination.”

Julian Hight – The Talk
Local author, Julian Hight, joins us for an evening talk about his books and travels.
Saturday 9th July, 5pm-6pm
This event is free, please register for your ticket:
01373 473 111 or email us at info@huntingravenbooks.co.uk
“Following the success of Britain’s Tree Story for National Trust in 2011, I set out to record and photograph historic, ancient trees of the world in words and pictures.
I travelled extensively, from the UK to New Zealand and Australia, Japan to the USA, across Europe and Scandinavia, sourcing the subjects from archive engravings and photographs, and re-photographed them in the present day to add historic context.”