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Mon - Sat 9:00 - 5:30
Jonathan Aitken will be joining us on Wednesday 11th December to talk about his new book 'Margaret Thatcher - Power and Personality'. He will be in conversation with Tim from 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the One Tree box office and priced at £5, which can be redeemed against the cover price of the book on the night.
We have a number of signed copies currently available which make a great gift. 'An Endangered Species' by David Gower, 'Bonkers' by Jennifer Saunders, 'Recipe For Life' by Mary Berry, and 'Great Britain's Great War' by Jeremy Paxman to name just a few.
Our annual Christmas Extravaganza takes place on Thursday November 28th. Do join us for a glass of wine, a mince pie and a chance to do some christmas shopping in a relaxed and festive atmosphere.
One Tree Books is an independent bookshop established in 1994. Staffed by experienced booksellers who love books, we aim to offer the highest quality of service. Whether you want to visit our first floor for classical music, travel and reference, relax with a cappucino in the One Tree cafe on the ground floor or just browse our comprehensive range of fiction, we look forward to your visit. We are able to order any British book in print and are happy to send it anywhere in the world. We also stock a broad range of greetings cards, wrapping paper, stationery, jigsaws and board games, both traditional and new. To find out more about gift ideas phone, fax, or email us. Click on CONTACT US for all of our contact details. For some tips on the best new fiction, click on Tim's list, but best of all come and see the shop in Lavant Street Petersfield.
With the change of season it is time to stock up on all the best novels on offer at the moment. For sheer pace, narrative dexterity and mordant wit, it would be hard to beat AM Homes’ May We Be Forgiven. Winner of the Woman’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) this is an extraordinary vision of contemporary America and its litigious paranoia. Full of humour and not a little sex, this is a real tour de force.
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan is set in 1914. A ship goes down and in a packed boat not all are going to make it to safety.
Back home in middle England the impressive JK Rowling gives us her version of small town life in A Casual Vacancy. In my opinion (controversially) this is far superior to the Harry Potter series. It is well plotted, the characters are clearly drawn, and the story rattles along. The Red House by Mark (Curious Incident) Haddon is quite a different tale. It takes place in a holiday house in Wales where two families have gone for a peaceful break. Of course it is anything but as tensions within each family reach crisis point. Haddon is brilliant at capturing the internal lives of his characters and achieves something very different from his previous bestselling book.
Also set in Wales but in a quite different genre is Harry Bingham’s Talking To the Dead. It is a contemporary police procedural but what marks it out is not just the protagonist - a young woman detective Constable with mental health issues, but the power of the writing which grips you right to the end.
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