Author Events

Put a bookshop together with a great coffee shop and you have something rather special. We are, therefore, delighted to be launching our new author event series in partnership with our good friends and upstairs neighbours at the Community Waffle House. Working with our favourite publishers, it means that we can now bring you special authors in an atmosphere you will love.

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Join us at the Waffle house for an evening of conversation with author Jennie Godfrey as she discusses her debut novel ‘The List of Suspicious Things’.

What could be more magical than a writer who can flip from hilarity to darkness and back on the same page?

About the Book
Yorkshire, 1979
Maggie Thatcher is prime minister, drainpipe jeans are in, and Miv is convinced that her dad wants to move their family Down South.
Because of the murders.
Leaving Yorkshire and her best friend Sharon simply isn’t an option, no matter the dangers lurking round their way; or the strangeness at home that started the day Miv’s mum stopped talking.
Perhaps if she could solve the case of the disappearing women, they could stay after all?
So, Miv and Sharon decide to make a list: a list of all the suspicious people and things down their street. People they know. People they don’t.
But their search for the truth reveals more secrets in their neighbourhood, within their families – and between each other – than they ever thought possible.
What if the real mystery Miv needs to solve is the one that lies much closer to home?


Friday 26th April 7pm
Community Waffle House, Axminster

Arrive early if you would like to eat or enjoy a drink

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Funny, poignant and drawn with real compassion. This is a heart-warming book – Emma Healey, author of ELIZABETH IS MISSING
A heartwarming tale about the power of human connection, written with empathy, warmth and care. To read it is to feel that little bit better about life – Elizabeth Day
I can’t believe this is a debut. Heavy themes handled with such tenderness and care, a moving, memorable tale of community, connection and curiosity. I loved it – Emma Gannon
Profoundly original and dazzlingly written. A beautiful mystery with heart – Rob Rinder
A book full of heart that drops you vividly into a time and place. Superb – Kate Hamer
This is such a tender coming of age story with unforgettable characters. Exquisite storytelling that’s full of heart – Julie Owen-Moylan
Absolutely loved it – it is so engrossing, utterly heart-breaking (made me cry!) but also redemptive and hopeful at the same time – Sophie Hannah
I am so sad it has ended because it is a GORGEOUS TRIUMPH. Jennie is an easy and natural storyteller. Beautifully crafted, moving, funny heart-warming, it has all the feels – Georgina Moore
Pretty sure this will be the book of 2024. Bring tissues – Joanna Nadin
The characters completely burrowed into my heart. It’s a warm, funny, huge-hearted book without any twee – it’s truthful, carrying a sadness too – Chloe Timms
An astonishing debut written with much talent and tenderness. It sings with humanity – Amy Twigg
Brimming with what is means to be human, this is a book to be savoured and cherished. A book that should be required reading for current and future generations. A once in a lifetime kind of book – Awais Khan