James Hannah - The A-Z of You and Me book launch

James Hannah by The Plashing Vole

James Hannah by The Plashing Vole

We had a wonderful party at the bookshop on Saturday night to celebrate the launch of Bridgnorth-based author James Hannah's exciting first novel, The A-Z of You and Me.

The A-Z of You and Me has been receiving excellent reviews in the major newspapers and James has been tipped as one of the 'New Faces of Fiction' by the Observer, so we knew it was going to be a good night - and it was! As one guest wrote on his blog afterwards:

The launch was lovely: held in the gorgeous Wenlock Books (whose owner sung a hymn of praise about one of my students, which was lovely) and presided over by Christine, James's wife and eminence grise (and her dad). There were several other authors present, so I had to buy their books, plus the combination of wine and endless shelves of books meant that I came home with a bulging sack of treats, such as the 1954 collection of Times Leader articles, a battered but beautiful 1938 edition of Sacheverell Sitwell's Gothick North trilogy and lots of others besides. Though obviously I'll read James's novel first.

Read more and see photos of the launch at The Plashing Vole blog (thank you, Mr Vole!), and don't forget you can order signed copies of James Hannah's book here on our website, or arrange to pick one up at the shop.

We'll also be supporting James Hannah at his 'An evening with...' event at Bridgnorth Library on Tuesday, 31 March at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £3 and available from the library - click here for more details.