Ellon Gordon Cricket Club celebrates its one hundred and fiftieth year with a book launch here at Better Read. The book details the foundation and history of the club and will be available from here or direct from the club itself
Better Read Books will be hosting the first of this year’s poetry evenings on Friday 1st February.
7-9pm as usual
Haworth Hodgkinson has agreed to be MC for the evening and Pamela Shand & Yvonne Heald will be launching their new anthology of short stories and poems ‘Unrequited Love’ at the event.
We will have the usual open mic session so your contributions of your own or favourite poems will be greatly appreciated- otherwise just come along and enjoy a friendly and relaxed evening.
Usual refreshments will be supplied.
The military debacle that was the Dardanelles campaign of 1915 is the backdrop for a new novel by Ellon author Alan James Barker.
Following his highly acclaimed war novels ‘Sacrifice of Innocents’ and Spoils of the Eagle’ this local author has achieved another well crafted tale in ‘ Ghosts of the Dardanelles’.
The story follows two brothers , long separated by the emigration of eldest, who are drawn together by their involvement in the bloody & hapless landings at Gallipoli one with the Anzac Corps, the other with the British Army. The unfolding tragedy for both sides in this war coupled to the interwoven sub plot of an Armenian deserter Artoune Seferian in his quest to return to Anatolia has the smack of reality that comes from meticulous research and great storytelling.
Come along meet the author and get a signed copy
This story takes place in Ontario, Aberdeen, east London, Essex and Weymouth. Although the Torment of Truth is a sequel to The Darkness of Dreams, it can stand alone as a story to be enjoyed. Throughout the 1980s and 90s the threat of unemployment, the National front in East London, drug dealing, events in Northern Ireland, Poll Tax demos and the recession all play their part in shaping the lives of these characters who struggle continuously towards resolution.
Sunday 18th December 2011
Bernard Briggs, a regular at our open mic poetry evenings, will be signing his latest collection of poetry “A Hatching of Ghosts”. Come along to get your copy signed and to meet the author.
Book Published by Cauliay Publishing – priced £8.99 – ISBN 9780956881083
Saturday 17th December 2011
Robert Morrison, a regular at our open mic poetry evenings, will be launching his first collection of poetry “Can’t Talk, Can Think, Can Write!” Come along to get your copy signed by the young upcoming poet. Book Published by Cauliay Publishing – priced £7.99 – ISBN 9780956881021