Welcome to our events page. Below is a list of our current programme – please contact us for more information or if you would like to hold an event in the shop.
Date to be confirmed: Martin Muncaster
Book Launch: The Voice, The Face
Martin will be here to launch his memoir The Voice, The Face – a fascinating account of his life and career, as the first presenter on South Today through presenting such TV shows as Songs of Praise and working extensively on Radio 4. Come and have a glass of wine and pick up a signed copy!
Wednesday 20th November, 7:30pm: Petersfield Library
Tim will be presenting his annual round-up of the best sellers, book prizes and trends of the year. Tickets cost £4 and can be purchased directly from the library.
Friday 22nd November, 6pm onwards
Late night shopping evening with special offers, mince pies and all things Christmas
Thursday 28th November, 6pm: East Meon History Group
Book launch: Farming The Valley
The glorious countryside and buildings of today’s East Meon are the result of thousands of years of farming, until recently the sole industry in the valley. From the Middle Ages this was the largest Hampshire estate of the diocese of Winchester, reaching to the Sussex border and beyond: its magnificent church and bishops’ palace were the centres of religious and feudal control. Strip farming in communal fields made way to enclosed farms, oxen to horses, then machinery, natural tillage to artificial fertilisers.
Members of the History Group have researched life in the Hundred of East Meon: the great houses and successful farms in contrast with the insecurity and poverty of their labourers; colourful figures including the legendary millionaire recluse, the Dowager Countess Peel, and the penny-pinching Victorian vicar, the Rev Thomas Cook Kemp; involvement in national events including the Black Death, the Civil War, Swing Riots and two World Wars; a portrait of life in a typical English rural community. Come and join us for a glass of wine and an opportunity to buy a signed copy as a Christmas gift.
Roger Morgan-Grenville will be launching his next book Liquid Gold – Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey on 5th March next year. Copies will soon be available to pre-order here…