Thursday 18 October 2018

Autumn Treasures

Fallen orange leaves, crisp cool air and cosy woolly scarves: autumn is definitely here! Why not take a flask, head to your local park (which is looking beautiful right now, by the way) and enjoy a brand new book? Or simply turn the heating on and curl up on the sofa with one, of course. Better yet, get your coat on and head out to meet some fantastic authors – you won’t want to miss this exciting line-up of events!

The highly-anticipated sequel to Strange the Dreamer is finally here. Muse of Nightmares takes us back to the ancient city of Weep with all its heartache, drama and it picks up from THAT dramatic ending. Known for her lyrical, whimsical writing style, Laini Taylor is an author you won’t want to miss out on.

Acclaimed crime writer Mari Hannah is back with another gripping instalment of her Stone and Oliver series, which began earlier this year with The Lost. Better known for her DCI Kate Daniels books, Mari is a much-loved author in the police procedure genre and The Insider is bound to keep you up at night.  

It has been 13 years since The Book Thief was first published and to date, it’s still Markus Zusak’s most recent novel. However, Bridge of Clay is on the horizon. A hard-hitting, emotional family story delivered in Zusak’s unique poetic prose, this event is a must-attend for all Book Thief fans.

Only the very best berries will do for Mini Rabbit’s cake, so off he goes on an epic journey across oceans, forests and mountains to find them! He’s not lost… is he? Join award-winning illustrator John Bond as he reads from his brand new autumnal picture book and draws live!

This very special event sees much-loved children’s author David Almond reading from four of his novels, including his latest The Colour of the Sun. Harnessing warmth, light and hope, David’s stories have a wide appeal and the whole family is sure to fall in love with them.

The second chapter of the Fantastic Beasts saga is almost upon us. Dive back into the world of Newt as he helps Dumbledore defeat the evil Grindelwald. To celebrate the launch of the screenplay’s publication, many branches of Waterstones are holding magical events such as quizzes, crafts, competitions and more. Check out what’s happening near you!