june, 2019

20jun7:30 pm9:00 pmIBW 2019 Author event with Patrick GalePatrick Gale reading from and discussing his latest novel 'Take Nothing With You'


Event Details

To mark Independent Bookshop Week 2019 we are delighted to be joined by bestselling author and CCB Patron Patrick Gale.

Tickets £5 from the bookshop, book asap as space is limited. Also available online here.

Patrick will talk about and read from his latest bestseller Take Nothing With You. Take Nothing With You went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list and proved a hit with bloggers, critics and peers alike. Drawing on his intensely musical boyhood in the 1970s, it’s a bittersweet comedy about the transformative power of music on a boy’s life and the need to lay childhood trauma to rest to claim adult happiness, it is a sad-funny comedy of resilience and survival.

Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962. He studied at Winchester College and New College, Oxford. In 1988 he moved to Cornwall where he lives with his husband, the farmer and sculptor, Aidan Hicks, on their farm at Land’s End. He is a keen cellist, gardener and artistic director of the North Cornwall Book Festival.

In addition to his latest, Take Nothing With You, which was his fourth Sunday Times bestseller, his novels include Little Bits of Baby (1989), The Cat Sanctuary (1990), The Facts of Life (1995), Tree Surgery for Beginners(1998), Rough Music (2000), A Sweet Obscurity (2003), Friendly Fire, Notes From an Exhibition (2007), The Whole Day Through (2009), A Perfectly Good Man (2012) and A Place Called Winter (2015). There are also two collections of short stories, Dangerous Pleasures (1996) and Gentleman’s Relish (2009).

In 2017 his Man in an Orange Shirt was screened by BBC2 as part of the Gay Britannia season, which also featured the documentary All Families Have Secrets – the Narrative Art of Patrick Gale. Continuing to be broadcast regularly around the world, it won an International Emmy for best miniseries. He is currently working on a feature film adaptation of a Rose Tremain short story, a television adaptation of A Place Called Winter and two of early 20th century classics…

Visit his website www.galewarning.org to read reviews and watch extracts from the 2017 BBC documentary about him and his work.

Donation bar by Grape & Grain.




(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Crediton Community Bookshop

21 High Street, Crediton, Devon EX17 3AH