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Rossiter Books – A heart Bent Out of Shape by Emylia Hall – 26th September

Why not attend this  book launch on  Thursday 26th September at 7pm, Rossiter Books in Ross-on-Wye

Ticket £3 redeemable against book

Last year Emylia Hall visited us to talk about her debut novel, The Book of Summers, was one of the most reviewed books of 2012. The book launched an incredible new voice in contemporary British fiction, and we are delighted to welcome Emylia back as she turns her attention from Hungary to the Swiss city of Lausanne in her new novel, A Heart Bent Out of Shape.

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Rossiter Books – Book Launch Edmund Burke by Jesse Norman 23rd May

Rossiter Book – Edmund Burke by Jesse Norman

Thursday 23rd May at 7pm, Bishopswood House, Ross-on-Wye

Ticket £5 (£3 Redeemable against book)

Jesse Norman will discuss his new book, Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politican and Prophet. In it he gives us Burke anew, vividly depicting his dazzling intellect, imagination and empathy, and his lasting ideologies. Burke’s wisdom applies well beyond the times of empire to the democratic politics of Britain and America today. The words ‘big society’ may have faded but the ideals of community, cooperation and society have not.

Statesman and founder of modern conservatism, Edmund Burke is the greatest yet most under-rated political thinker of the past three-hundred years. We cannot understand the defects of the modern world, or modern politics, without him.

Born in Ireland in 1729, and greatly affected by its bigotry and extremes, Burke’s career constituted a lifelong struggle against the abuse of power. Both conservative and subversive in his beliefs, he was at first a marginal figure but became a revered theorist – a hero of the Romantics – among the 18th century’s golden generation, including Adam Smith, Samuel Johnson and Edward Gibbon.

Burke warned his peers of the effects of British rule in Ireland, the loss of the American colonies, and most famously, of the disastrous consequences of the French Revolution. He predicted that it would trigger extremism, terror and the atomisation of society. This was a profound analysis that continues to resonate today.

Rossiter Books Events 2013

Author events plans for 2013 are well under way at Rossiter Books with several people lined up to visit them already. Their aim is to invite as many authors as possible to Ross on Wye and Monmouth as possible.

Not Dead Yet by Peter James Tuesday 29th January at 7pm, The Shire Hall, Monmouth

Tickets £5 (£3 redeemable against book)

Best-selling thriller writer Peter James will be talking about his fantastic book Not Dead Yet, the eighth novel in the award-winning Detective Superintendent Roy Grace crime series.

Deadly obsession is only the beginning…

For LA producer Larry Brooker, this is the movie that could bring the fortune that has so long eluded him. For rock superstar Gaia, desperate to be taken seriously as an actor, this is the role that could get her an Oscar nomination. For the City of Brighton and Hove, the publicity value of a major Hollywood movie being filmed on location, about the city’s greatest love story, is incalculable. For DS Roy Grace of Sussex CID, it is a nightmare unfolding in front of his eyes… Continue reading

Who is M. R. Hall?

Matthew (M. R) Hall is a best-selling author, screenwriting and former barrister. He lives in Whitebrook, Monmouthshire, with his wife Patricia and two sons. He is former chairman of the Lower Wye Valley Society and a member of the newly merged Wye Valley Society. Aside from writing, his main passion is the preservation and planting of woodland.
M. R. Hall will give a talk on his new novel, The Flight, (published by Mantle at £12.99) at Shire Hall, Monmouth, on February 15, 6.30pm. To reserve a ticket contact Rossiter Books, tel 01989 564464 or go to