This coming Monday, August 13, we welcome Abingdon author and illustrator David Melling, author of 'The Kiss That Missed', the Goblins books and most recently the phenomenally successful 'Hugless Douglas'. It's been quite a year for David and Hugless. Hugless Douglas has become an absolute favourite children's character - immortalised both as a cuddly plush, and one of the most downloaded iPhone Apps!
David will be at Mostly Books from 10.30am as part of "David Melling LIVE!" - an interactive event online. We will be broadcasting the event live on the blog, Twitter and Facebook, taking questions and allowing everyone to get the chance to see David drawing. In the shop, children can drop in during the morning, take part in Hugless Douglas activities and pick up drawing tips from David himself. David will be producing a drawing during the event, and anyone making a purchase of one of his books - both on or offline - will enter a prize draw to win the drawing! Click here to learn more.
Ann has done a bit of everything in her life - child care officer, women's refuge leader, bird observatory cook, auxiliary coastguard and trained as a probation officer. She is a passionate campaigner for libraries and has set up reading groups in prisons with the Literacy Trust. It promises to be a fascinating evening.
Ann will be at Mostly Books on Wednesday August 15 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4, and includes a glass of wine. The event takes place in the shop - so space is limited, please let us know if you can attend or find out more here.
Published by Black Swan, 'Stop The Clock' follows the lives of three friends as they negotiate what is often the most life-changing thing that can happen – starting a family. We meet the three as recent graduates, finding love and establishing careers, and watch how they fall apart and come back together again. It’s a rich, well-observed novel of three very different women, and three very different journeys.
The launch takes place at 7.30pm at Mostly Books on Tuesday, August 21. Find out more here.