We're delighted to be launching 'How Saints Die', the debut novel from Saltburn author Carmen Marcus. 

Carmen is a performance poet, a winner of New Writing North's Northern Promise Award, and a BBC Radio 3 'The Verb' new voice. 

She will be signing copies of the book and chatting about bookish things.  Free refreshments will also be available.  All welcome!

About the book:
Ten years old and irrepressibly curious, Ellie lives with her fisherman father, Peter, on the wild North Yorkshire coast. It’s the 1980s and her mother’s breakdown is discussed only in whispers, with the promise ‘better by Christmas’ and no further explanation. 

"In How Saints Die Carmen Marcus announces herself as a powerful and original talent. This is a novel as restless, as seductive and as dangerous as the sea that forms the backdrop to the story, while in Ellie Fleck Marcus has created one of the great child protagonists. A compelling story with a warm heart written in language that is both vivid and raw. I loved this book." (Stephen May, Costa Award Shortlisted author of 'Life! Death! Prizes!')


Saturday 22nd July

2.50pm - 4pm,

Book Corner

Stephen May: 'Stronger Than Skin' Book Corner Book Group Special

Wednesday 26th July

Author Talk at 7.30pm

Costa Award shortlisted author Stephen May is coming to Book Corner to talk about his new novel, 'Stronger Than Skin'. 

The event is being run on a Book Corner Book Group night, but it is open to all, and non-members are welcome to stay for the book group discussion afterwards if they wish.  Stephen will also be signing copies of his book which will be available to buy on the night. 

This is a free event, but please call the bookshop on 01287 348010 to book a place.

About the book:

Mark Chadwick is cycling home from work, eager to get back to his pregnant wife Katy and two children, when he sees the police calling at his house. He knows exactly why they are there and he knows that the world he has carefully constructed over twenty very deliberately uneventful years is about to fall apart.

He could lose everything.

'How Saints Die' by Carmen Marcus - Book Launch

Nicola Renae Bruffee and Diana Rozevskis - Double Book Signing

Saturday 8th July

11am - 3pm

Come and meet two local authors!  Nicola Renae Bruffee will be signing copies of her adult suspense thriller, 'Beyond Torment', and Diana Rozevskis will be here with her 'Crystal Waters' series of adventure stories for children.