The Marble Curse: author event

A friend gave me this book to read a while ago now, and I should have written about it sooner. I loved it! It’s a new book for children (7-12 sort of age range, but up to adult, clearly!) by scientist Richard Vincent, and is the story of Joe and his sister Beth, transported back in time to help prevent the destruction caused by the marble curse. You need to read the book to find out more! But it’s a wonderful story that plays science and reason alongside the arts and the imagination, showing how both are necessary to overcome the curse. It’s a cracking story.

And now its author Richard Vincent is coming to Kenilworth! There will be two opportunities to meet him, hear more about the book, see some sneaky science, do some craft activities related to the story.

On Saturday 18th September Richard will be at Kenilworth Books from 1-2.30pm.

On Sunday 19th September, he will be at the Tree House from 11am-12 noon.

These will be two different sessions – both are free, and both will be fun! They are aimed at children of 7ish or above, though younger siblings are very welcome at the Tree House session if that makes it easier for parents – we can offer a table for colouring or looking at books while the older ones are doing crafts with Richard.

Look out for the posters, and I will be promoting the events on social media.

You can book with Steve Russ via – we have to limit it to 20 participants, so do get in touch with Steve to book a place if you would like to come. We will let people in on the door if there is still space, but not if the 20 places are already booked.

Children’s books buy one, get one free for half-term

treehouse6I know it’s Thursday already, but there are still two days of our offer on children’s books!  Our books are cheap anyway – children’s fiction is mostly 60p-90p – but even better when you can get twice as much.  Bring the kids in to browse and stock up on a bit of reading; or they can sit in the treehouse and read for a bit while you browse for your own books – a good half-term activity in itself, and excellent value for the children’s pocket money.  We have lots of books in at the moment, and a few more boxes of children’s books to unpack today, so do come and have a look.  It’s windy – the market is cancelled – but we’ll be wind-free, and you may even be lucky enough to catch Nick Cave playing on the CD player.

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