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Welcome to One Tree Books events page. We host a vibrant and full programme, including guest authors, poets, artists and book launches. One Tree Books provides an excellent venue, whether on our ground floor surrounded by our extensive collection of fiction, or upstairs where factual books provide the backdrop.

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Madeleine’s Kitchen presents

STORYTIME

Come and join us every Tuesday morning in the cafe at the back of the shop at 9:30am and listen to Fi reading this week’s chosen story.

Treat yourself to a coffee or tea and enjoy 10% off the price of the book – available only for each week’s story session.


In Search of Ancient Africa – Barnaby Rogerson

Wednesday 8th November 6:30 – 8pm

For 40 years, Barnaby Rogerson has travelled across North Africa, making sense of the region’s complex and fascinating history as both a writer and a guide. Throughout that time, there have always been a handful of stories he could not pin into neat, tidy narratives; stories that were not distinctly good or bad, tragic or pathetic, selfish or heroic, malicious or noble. This book, neither a work of history nor travel writing, is a journey into the ruins of a landscape to make sense of these stories through the lives of five men and one woman.

A sacrificial refugee (Queen Dido), a prisoner-of-war who became a compliant tool of the Roman Empire (King Juba), an unpromising provincial who, as Emperor, brought the Empire to its dazzling apogee (Septimius Severus), an intellectual careerist who became a bishop and a saint (St Augustine), the greatest General the world has ever known (Hannibal), and the Berber Cavalry General who eventually defeated him (Masinissa). Though all six lives have been clouded with as much myth as fact, the destinies of these North African figures remain highly relevant today. Their descendants are faced with the same choices: Do you stay pure to your own culture and fight against the power of the West, or do you study and assimilate this other culture, and utilise its skills? Will it greet you as an ally only to own you as a slave? The chosen heroes of this book represent classical North Africa, and not the familiar drum roll of Julius Caesar, Augustus, Trajan, Hadrian, Constantine and Justinian.


I Can Fly – Ginny Vere Nicoll

Friday 10th November, 6:30 – 8:30pm

I Can Fly is Ginny’s first illustrated book for children featuring the adventures of Nutmeg, the flying puppy. We are delighted to welcome her back to the shop, together with the star of the show, Nutmeg herself. Come along and meet them!


Disrupt! – James Bidwell

Friday 17th November, 6:30pm onwards

A cutting edge book on innovation and disruption for entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, marketers and fans of creative business and technology.