I've broken with routine to bring this week's newsletter a little earlier than usual. I didn't want to miss the opportunity to remind you of this afternoon's online event with printmaker and illustrator Angela Harding. There's still time to join in and purchase your signed copy of her wonderful new book 'A Year Unfolding' - a beautiful Christmas gift!
Whenever I invite an author to speak to us online or in Suffolk, it's because I genuinely enjoy and appreciate their work and am confident that we will all share in a fabulous experience by meeting them. Angela is warm, entertaining, 'down-to-earth' and inspirational, and, I would suggest, just what's needed to lift the spirits on a miserable November afternoon! I do hope you'll join me in - virtually - stepping in to her studio and finding out more about her life and work. Click on the link here if you'd like to find out more.
The last online meeting I organised with Browsers Bookshop was a few months ago now when we met debut novelist Kate Sawyer. If you attended that event, or read her stunning book 'The Stranding' you will be as delighted as I am that she has just won the fiction prize in the East Anglian Book Awards, and has been shortlisted for best first novel in the Costa Book Awards. Though well deserved, it's not a surprise that she has been recognised for this extraordinary book. But the attention she's received is due in no small part to the hard work Kate has put in ensuring her book has reached booksellers, bloggers and readers in what are very crowded bookshelves.
Selecting the next book to read can be bewildering with the choice available to us these days. Our annual recommendations evening then is always a popular event as members of the book group share the titles that have meant most to them in the past twelve months. If you'd like to take part and champion a particular book, please email me this week so that I might include you in our programme for the meeting on Monday 6 December at 8pm.
Before then, though, we have our monthly book group meeting. Tomorrow evening at 8pm we will discuss the novel 'Piranesi'. Scroll down for more details but if you would like to attend you must let me know before noon tomorrow, please, as space is restricted due to the current situation. Reply to this email and I'll let you have more information.
Thank you for reading.