World Book Night will be marked in Morpeth this Saturday with the chance to win one of 16 books.
Organised by Greater Morpeth Development Trust (GMDT) and The Chantry, people will have the chance to win Ann Cleeves’ latest novel, Too Good To Be True, which features the fictional Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez, from the Shetland stories.
GMDT’s Director of Arts and Culture Frank Rescigno has copies of the books to give away on the evening because of his role as a World Book Night ambassador.
There’ll also be a chance to listen to a preview of what promises to be a fascinating book by author Craig Armstrong entitled ‘Morpeth in the Great War’. Craig is a prolific writer with three books published, three more at the printers and another nine being researched and written.
His latest book, which he will talk about at the World Book Night event, looks at life in Morpeth during the 1914 – 1918 war as well as recalling stories about the men and women who left the town either to join the armed services or to volunteer for nursing duties.
Another author Ian Hall will also read extracts from his book ‘Relics of War’ to be found in Northumberland.
Tickets for the evening at The Chantry from 7.30pm cost £5, including wine and nibbles from The Chantry, GMDT or on the door.