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Our literary events provide an opportunity to listen to some great authors.

During these relaxed evenings you will have the chance to pose questions to the guest and purchase signed first editions at reduced price.

SIGNED BOB MORTIMER – PRE-ORDER

Pre-order a signed copy of Bob Mortimer’s first autobiography ‘And Away…’ (£20.00) published 16th September 2021.

Contact us via phone on 01273 725306, or email at info@city-books.co.uk. Copies will be available for collection from the shop, or can be sent to your address – postage and packaging to a UK address is £3.00.

Postage outside the UK will incur different charges, please contact us via phone or email for a quote to your area. We can process an order for you via email for international orders.

 

 

Bob Mortimer’s life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an upcoming tour. The episode unnerved him, but forced him to reflect on his life so far.

This is the framework for his hilarious and moving memoir, And Away… Although his childhood in Middlesbrough was normal on the surface, it was tinged by the loss of his dad, and his own various misadventures (now infamous from his appearances on Would I Lie to You?), from burning down the family home to starting a short-lived punk band called Dog Dirt. As an adult, he trained as a solicitor and moved to London.

Though he was doing pretty well (the South London Press once crowned him ‘The Cockroach King’ after a successful verdict), a chance encounter in a pub in the 1980s with a young comedian going by the name Vic Reeves set his life on a different track. And now, six years on, the heart condition that once threatened his career has instead led to new success on BBC2’s Gone Fishing. Warm, profound, and irrepressibly funny, And Away… is Bob’s full life story (with a few lies thrown in for good measure.)

 

SIGNED RICHARD THOMPSON

Signed copies of RICHARD THOMPSON’S

‘BEESWING: FAIRPORT, FOLK ROCK and FINDING MY VOICE 1967-75

are in stock now!

 

SIGNED ZARA SLATTERY PRE-ORDER

Purchase an exclusive signed copy of Zara Slattery’s award-winning debut graphic novel ‘COMA’ (£18.99) published 13th May 2021. The first 50 copies sold will include a free, specially designed bookplate by the author.




Signed copies are available for collection from the shop two weeks before publication, or can be sent to your address – postage and packaging to a UK address is £4.00. Postage outside the UK will incur different charges, please contact us via phone or email for a quote to your area. We can process an order for you via email for international orders. If you would like a dedicated copy just give us a call on 01273 725 306 or email us at info@city-books.co.uk.

A beautifully painted graphic novel and a visual diary, COMA is an astonishing record of one woman’s will to survive a deadly bacterial infection, as her husband and children prepared for the worst. Zara Slattery’s account of life inside a 15-day drug-induced coma, interwoven with pages from her husband’s diary and that of the nurses in the Intensive Care Unit, is above all a love story, and an astonishing graphic novel companion to Michael Rosen’s Many Different Kinds of Love.

‘A hallucinatory masterpiece which tells a tale of tenderness and family love – an incredible work of art, and so important.’ Ian Williams, author of The Bad Doctor
 

‘A wonderful book. Sadness, hope and honesty are your guides.’ Dr Matt Morgan, author of Critical

Coma is published by Myriad, an independent publisher based in Brighton. You can find more of their incredible books here.

BOOKSHOP.ORG

We are very excited to be a part of Bookshop.org – an online bookshop that supports independents. You can view our shop and place orders here.

When you buy books through our online shop, we earn a commission from bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookshops.

SIGNED SHARON DUGGAL

Purchase a signed copy of Sharon Duggal’s latest novel ‘Should We Fall Behind’ (£9.99) published 22nd October 2020.

Signed are available for collection from the shop or can be sent to your address from 22nd October. If you would like a dedicated copy just give us a call on 01273 725 306 or email us at info@city-books.co.uk.

Jimmy Noone walks from one side of a sprawling city to the other, looking for Betwa, a friend he found and lost on the bustling city streets. Jimmy becomes the catalyst for lost lives colliding, exposing stories of tenderness, devotion, displacement and tragedy, and the subtle threads of commonality which intersect them all, making the invisible, visible again.