Forthcoming Events

Book Launch with Chris Higgins
A Boy Called Ocean

Join local author Chris Higgins for the launch of her new teen novel ‘A Boy Called Ocean.’

One boy stranded at sea. One girl back on land. One ocean between them. The only thing willing him to survive is the thought of her. This is a romance with bite.

Join us for a glass of wine and find out more about the book and the local story that inspired it.

14th June 2018
6:30pm – 8pm

@ The Edge of the World Bookshop
25/26 Market Jew Street, TR18 2HR Penzance, Cornwall

Free event!


Jo Bradford
Smartphone Camera Techniques

Learn some simple techniques for taking amazing photos using your smartphone camera.

We are all carrying amazing cameras on our smartphones and most of us don’t realise the fabulous functionality these cameras offer.

Come and meet author Jo Bradford who will be signing copies of her new book Smart phone: Smart Photography and get some great tips for stunning photos using an android or iphone smartphone.

Bring your phone and find out what it can do.

16th June 2018
1pm – 3pm

@ The Edge of the World Bookshop
25/26 Market Jew Street, TR18 2HR Penzance, Cornwall

Free event!


An Evening with
Kate Mosse

Join us for an evening in the company of international bestselling author Kate Mosse as she talks about her highly anticipated new novel, The Burning Chambers.

Bringing sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life, The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties.

. . . Carcassonne 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE. But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou’s help if he is to get out of La Cité alive. Toulouse: As the religious divide deepens in the Midi, and old friends become enemies, Minou and Piet both find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as sectarian tensions ignite across the city, the battle-lines are drawn in blood and the conspiracy darkens further. Meanwhile, as a long-hidden document threatens to resurface, the mistress of Puivert is obsessed with uncovering its secret and strengthening her power . . .

The Edge of the World Bookshop are delighted to be hosting this event with Kate to celebrate her first novel in a major new trilogy.

18th June 2018
7:30pm – 9pm

@ The Acorn Theatre, Parade Street, Penzance

Tickets – £5.00

Tickets available through The Edge of the World Bookshop or through crbo


Tim Winton
In Conversation with
Wyl Menmuir

Award winning novelist Tim Winton has published over twenty books Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). Active in the environmental movement, he is the Patron of the Australian Marine Conservation Society and a keen surfer. He lives in Western Australia.

He will be discussing his latest book Shepherd’s Hut with fellow novelist and Booker nominated, author Wyl Menmuir. In The Shepherd’s Hut, Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home. His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leaves his life stripped to nothing. No one ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for.

Fierce and lyrical, The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton is a story of survival, solitude and unlikely friendship. Most of all it is about what it takes to keep hope alive in a parched and brutal world.

Expect an evening exploring not only the best in literary conversation but also forages into coastal living, surfing, masculinity and the problems of patriarchy.

Not to be missed.

27th June 2018
7:30pm – 9pm

@ The Acorn Theatre, Parade Street, Penzance

Tickets – £6.00

Tickets available through The Edge of the World Bookshop or through crbo


 

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