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17 Jun 2016
A best-selling author will talk about his latest crime novel when he visits Shropshire as part of the national Independent Booksellers’ Week. Vaseem Khan, author of the light-hearted Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series, will be visiting Pengwern Books, in Fish Street, Shrewsbury, on Wednesday June 22 at 1pm. Khan’s first book in the series, ‘The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra’, was...
Neil Rathmell - Shropshire author
12 Mar 2015
A Shrewsbury based author is celebrating this week, after receiving the news that two of his recent books are to be available from another county outlet! Neil Rathmell is pleased to report that both his books, ‘Vive Le Mole’ and ‘An Englishman and his Mother Abroad’, are available to purchase from Castle Bookshop in Ludlow, on the Market Square. Vive Le Mole is a tale of love and intrigue, a...
Neil Rathmell - Shropshire author
06 Mar 2015
Anyone with an interest and passion for literature and original writing, will appreciate the website of author Neil Rathmell, based just outside Shrewsbury. Neil’s website provides a mix of interesting plays, short stories - and a weekly blog too. One of the latest online offerings, is Peter - a short story offered in six daily instalments. The literary website is just one avenue of Neil’s varied...
Neil Rathmell  Shrewsbury author - novel
10 Dec 2014
A reminder to anyone late-night Christmas shopping in Shrewsbury town centre this evening - that there's a special literary event taking place at Pengwern Books. People are encouraged to drop by Pengwern Books on Fish Street, between 7pm and 8:30pm - to join Shrewsbury author Neil Rathmell, for readings of his latest novel Vive Le Mole - a grown-up sequel to The Wind In The Willows. There will be...
Neil Rathmell - Waterstones Shrewsbury
03 Dec 2014
A local author is celebrating another achievement this week - for copies of his memoir are now available on sale at the Waterstones store in Shrewsbury town centre.   People can find copies of Neil’s first book - An Englishman and his Mother Abroad - in store. In the book, Neil writes poignantly and vividly about the ten days he spent with his mother in India, staying with friends to celebrate...
Shropshire author Neil Rathmell - at Pengwern Books
28 Nov 2014
Pengwern Books is partnering with local Shrewsbury author Neil Rathmell this Festive season, to offer late-night Christmas shoppers a special Literary Diversion!   People are invited to come along to Pengwern Books on the evening of Wednesday December 10, between 7:00pm and 8:30pm.   The one-off evening will present a celebration of Neil’s latest novel, Vive Le Mole - a tale of love and intrigue...
Shropshire author celebrating bookshop news
05 Nov 2014
A Shrewsbury author is celebrating after receiving news last week, that his second novel is to be stocked at Bookshrop bookshop in Whitchurch. Neil Rathmell describes the novel, Vive le Mole! as a grown-up sequel to the traditional childhood classic The Wind in the Willows. The story is one of love and intrigue - set in the south of France. Vive le Mole! follows on from Neil’s previous release, ...
Neil Rathmell - Shrewsbury based author releases second novel
06 Oct 2014
Local author Neil Rathmell describes his new novel, Vive le Mole! as a grown-up sequel to the traditional childhood tale of The Wind in the Willows. It’s a story of love and intrigue set in the south of France.   Neil recently delivered a talk at Shrewsbury Library, where an intrigued audience was treated to a preview of the book. An extract from Vive le Mole! was the last item to feature...
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22 Nov 2012
A Shropshire author's second novel follows the turbulent life of a premier countess of England whose only real happiness was in the county during her second marriage to Eubolo LeStrange, a younger son of a Marcher baron. The tale of Alice De Lacy and the political turmoil at the end of the thirteenth century is told in ‘Throne of Shame’, a historical novel which weaves fact with fiction by Fran...
09 Aug 2012
For the chance to Win a copy of Jill's book The Legacy simply answer this question: Which bridge crosses the River Severn in Shrewsbury: a. Japanese Bridge b. Welsh Bridge c. South African Bridge Please send answers to: [email protected] Competition closes on the 23rd of August. Jill Rowan is a Shrewsbury-based author who gave up a career in accounts in order to pursue her passion for...
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