Waterstones Events for April

As we still await for Waterstones to bestow their full directory of book signing events galore, the listings for April will be short and sweet but it does include the Queen of Cakes!


00049434-640x375Peter V. Brett

The author visits the UK to sign copies of his new book from the Demon Cycle series, The Skull Throne

The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty. Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honour and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop the throne, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging its isolated peoples into a unified army to rise up and end the demon war once and for all. But Arlen Bales, the Painted Man, stood against this course, challenging Jardir to a duel he could not in honour refuse. Rather than risk defeat, Arlen cast them both from a precipice, leaving the world without a saviour, and opening a struggle for succession that threatens to tear the Free Cities of Thesa apart. In the south, Inevera, Jardir’s first wife, must find a way to keep their sons from killing one another and plunging their people into civil war as they strive for enough glory to make a claim on the throne. In the north, Leesha Paper and Rojer Inn struggle to forge an alliance between the duchies of Angiers and Miln against the Krasians before it is too late. Caught in the crossfire is the duchy of Lakton – rich and unprotected, ripe for conquest. All the while, the corelings have been growing stronger, and without Arlen and Jardir there may be none strong enough to stop them. Only Renna Bales may know more about the fate of the missing men, but she, too, has disappeared…

Peter V. Brett will be featuring at the following locations.

Reading Broad Street – Friday 10th April at 12:30pm
Birmingham New Street – Saturday 11th April at 12pm

These next events are a signing with the author and talk. Please contact the stores for tickets.

Liverpool – Saturday 11th April at 4pm
Manchester Deansgate – Sunday 12th April at 11:30am
Leeds – Sunday 12th April at 3pm
Milton Keynes Midsummer Place – Monday 13th April at 6pm
Glasgow Sauciehall Street – Thursday 16th April at 6:30pm

Owen-Jones_3057894b (1)Owen Jones.

Owen will visit more stores following on from his March visits to discuss his new book The Establishment.

Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City.

Owen Jones will feature at the following locations and tickets can be purchased through Ticketscript.

Danum Hotel, Doncaster – Tuesday 7th April, 7pm
St George’s Tron Church of Scotland, Glasgow – Friday 17th April, 7pm

00049349-640x374Levison Wood

The British explorer, writer and photographer will be discussing his ground breaking documentary and accompanying book, Walking The Nile.

In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book, recounting Levison Wood’s walk along the length of the Nile, he will uncover the history of the Nile, yet through the people he meets and who will help him with his journey, he will come face to face with the great story of a modern Africa emerging out of the past.

See Levison Wood’s talk at Piccadilly London on Wednesday 1st April at 6:30pm

Tickets: £5/£3 for Waterstones Cardholders. You can buy online the Waterstones website or in store.

JS33385470Mary Berry

You’ve recently seen her on Comic Relief Bake Off, now meet the Queen of Cake yourself!

Mary Berry will be signing copies of her new book, a wonderful collection of old and new favourites.

Cambridge – Thursday 2nd April at 12:30pm

00049311-640x374Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale visits selected stores to discuss his engrossing new novel, A PLace Called Winter.

To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything. A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence – until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything. Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England.

You can see Patrick’s talks in the following store locations.

Truro – Wednesday 1st April, 7pm
Exeter High Street – Friday 3rd April, 7pm
Brighton – Sunday 15th April, 7:30pm
York – Tuesday 21st April, 7pm
Liverpool – Monday 27th April, 6.30pm
Manchester Deansgate – Tuesday 28th April, 7pm
Horsham – Wednesday 29th April, 7pm

Hopefully a little something to peak your interests and we’ll be back with more signings for May!


Update! We have a few more April signings to share with you!


00050296-640x374Gino D’Acampo.

The Italian stallion will be signing copies of his book ‘Gino’s Veg Italia’ in Leeds on Thursday 30th April at 5pm.

There will be further signings for Gino in our May post so keep an eye out!

Healthy Italian recipes from Britain’s favourite Italian chef. In his first meat-free cookbook, Gino D’Acampo brings together his favourite dishes. The Italian diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Based on simple fresh vegetables and crisp salads, and flavoured with herbs, oils and chilli, Italian food offers endless healthy recipes.


00049684-640x374Stuart Davies.

Discussing his book, ‘In The All Night Cafe’, Stuart Davies will appear in Trafalgar Square on Thursday 23rd April at 7pm. Tickets are available through Ticketscript.

One afternoon, in 1994, I had an idea. So begins Stuart David’s magical, evocative memoir about Belle and Sebastian. Determined to make his living writing stories and songs, Stuart had spent several years scraping by on the dole in his small, industrial home town. Then he had the fateful idea to learn bass guitar, and to head for Glasgow in search of like-minded artists. It was a quiet but powerful idea that would completely transform his life. Within one extraordinary year he had helped create one of the most influential, beloved bands of all time.


00049669-640x374Irvine Welsh

The Scottish author will be signing copies of his new novel ‘A Decent Ride’ at London Wall on Tuesday 21st April at 12:30pm

A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug-dealer, gonzo-porn-star and taxi-driver, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, finally met his match in Hurricane ‘Bawbag’? Can Terry discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep her idiot-savant lover, the man-child Wee Jonty, out of prison? Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star, Ronald Checker? And, crucially, will Terry be able to negotiate life after a terrible event robs him of his sexual virility, and can a new fascination for the game of golf help him to live without…A Decent Ride?


Shot-13-Joe-Drinking-Juice-025AJoe Cross.

Meet juicer diet expert Joe as he signs copies of his book, ‘Reboot with Joe: Fully Charged’ when he goes to Sheffield Orchard Square on Wednesday 22nd April at 12.30pm and then Thursday 23rd April in York at 12:30pm.

In addition, Joe will also be giving a talk in Leeds on Wednesday 22nd April at 7pm.

“Before I started juicing, I was overweight and taking medication to treat an autoimmune disease. By drinking only fresh vegetable and fruit juices while making my film Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, I lost weight, got off the medication and began to feel better than ever! Today, I still drink a lot of juice and eat a balanced diet centered on fruits and vegetables. But I’ve also realised that staying healthy is a lot more complex than just what you eat. I’ve distilled what I’ve learned down to 7 Keys to healthy and happiness. Paying attention to these 7 keys helps me thrive.” JOE CROSS In Reboot with Joe: Fully Charged, Joe Cross shares what he’s learned about staying healthy in an unhealthy world since filming Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.

If you go to any brilliant signings and meet any of these authors, we’d love to know about it!


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