Letchworth bookshop welcomes trio of authors for book signings

Mike Brearley will be in Letchworth on October 19 to discuss and sign his new book, On Cricket. Pic

Mike Brearley will be in Letchworth on October 19 to discuss and sign his new book, On Cricket. Picture: Courtesy of David's Bookshop - Credit: Archant

This month brings a trio of authors to David’s Bookshop in Letchworth for book signings and discussions on history, geography and sport.

Leading historian and archaeologist Neil Faulkner will be visiting the Eastcheap store on Tuesday at 7.30pm to talk about his new book, A Radical History of the World.

The author’s latest offering delves into the history of the struggle and revolution of human society. From hominids, hunters and herders, emperors and slaves, patriarchs and women and rich and poor.

Faulkner discusses subjects from the ancient empires of Persia and Rome to the Russian Revolution, and delves into the history of greed and power.

The author’s previous work includes A People’s History of the Russian Revolution and Lawrence of Arabia’s War.


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Geographer Nicholas Crane will discuss and sign his book at the Central Methodist Church from 7.30pm on Thursday, October 18. You Are Here, a Brief Guide to the World, is a celebration of the vital role of geography in our understanding of big issues facing humanity and the planet.

Crane was the recipient of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Mungo Park Medal, which recognised outstanding contributions to geographical knowledge. He also won the Royal Geographical Society’s Needs Award for popularising geography and the understanding of Britain.

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Thursday, October 19, will welcome ex-England captain and psychoanalyst Mike Brearley, who will talk about his book, On Cricket (pictured).

On Cricket has been named as The Times Book of the Year, the Daily Telegraph Sports Book of the Year and long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017.

The collection of essays revisits pieces written over the past four decades, elaborating, cutting and adding. The book explores many different angles, from an inquiry into the nature of the sport to the relationship between sport and psychoanalysis.

Brearley first played for England in 1976, captaining from 1977 to 1980 and won 17 test matches and losing only four.

Since retiring from cricket in 1982, he trained as a psychoanalyst and is a lecturer in leadership and motivation.

To book tickets for any of these events, call David’s Bookshop on 01462 768234, or ask in store.

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