An Evening with Cathy Rentzenbrink

We are thrilled to be able to bring to the north east, editor, former director of Quick Reads and much acclaimed author Cathy Rentzenbrink for an evening with to be held in the shop on Wednesday 5th July.

Doors open at 6:30 and we start at 7:00.

Get in touch for more details and don't miss the opportunity to hear what Cathy has to say about writing, the book trade and having to answer the questions instead of ask them!

Cathy Rentzenbrink was born in Cornwall, grew up in Yorkshire and now lives in London, where she works as a writer and journalist. She is the author of the bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.


Tickets for this event are £5 redeemable against a copy of A Manual for Heartache and includes a glass of wine or soft drink.

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Author Events in May DAN TOOMBS

Dan Toombs is the Curry Guy.



Join us from 10am on Saturday 6th May and ask your questions and get a signed copy.

Yarm based Dan started his The Curry Guy blog in 2010 and in March 2011 he announced to his family that he wanted to cook and eat nothing but Indian food for a whole year. Assuming it was just one of his "silly ideas" they agreed! This book is the culmination of that process.

The Curry Guy Cookbook is "the only book you will ever need to make British Curry House meals at home"

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Easter Activities

Come and join the fun and games at DRAKE - The Bookshop over Easter.

Creative writing classes (Wednesdays)

Storytime (Wednesdays & Fridays)

Origami Bookmarks (Thursdays)

Young Bookworms (Saturday 2pm)

Easter Competition - chance to win £50 of books from Bloomsbury (last entry 15th April)

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Book Signing Undercurrent by J.A. Baker

Local author J. A Baker, who works in Stockton and lives in Middlesbrough, becomes the latest author to join us for a book signing.

From 10am on Saturday 15th April, come along, find out more about "The thriller everyone is talking about" and get a copy signed.

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