Recommended Reads, Snippets & Competitions
Here at Hotel du Vin we have a literary glass to raise. We have partnered with Random House Publishing to create a literary partnership to bring you, our guests, and their readers an opportunity to explore the wonderful world of reading. Whether staying with us for business or leisure, whilst enjoying a long soak in the tub or over a glass in the early evening, we want you to sit back and enjoy a great story. We have also created a series of events where you can learn from some of the most respected names in the literary field on how to write your very own book.
Writing Courses at Hotel du Vin
Our up and coming courses include Children's Book Writing in two days at Brighton. What ever your genre, these courses are an amazing opportunity to try your hand at writing.
For more details visit the Writers Acadamey by clicking here.
Books of the Month
We'll be featuring a book of the month, providing quirky reading tips that match your wine tastes and holding some great events and literary workshops with celebrated writers.
From the author of Birdsong and A Week in December comes a
dazzling new Sunday Times bestseller
Provocative and profound, Sebastian Faulks's dazzling novel journeys across continents and time to explore the chaos created by love, separation and missed opportunities. From the pain and drama of these highly particular lives emerges a mysterious consolation: the chance to feel your heart beat in someone else's life.
This month's other top reads include...
Don't Let Me Go
by Susan Lewis
Charlotte Nicholls has a secret that haunts her. She and three-year-old Chloe have left their home and friends, and are now building a new life for themselves elsewhere. All Charlotte wants to do is to forget the past, to blot out what went before, and to look only to the future. At last she and Chloe feel safe. Then, suddenly, their nightmare returns, and Charlotte finds she has no power to prevent what comes next . . .
Hotel by Deborah Moggach
After the far-flung charms of the box-office smash hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach moves to the Welsh countryside in her hilarious new comedy. 'Addictive and funny... If there is a book more like a Richard Curtis film, you'd be hard-pressed to find it' Psychologies 'Just as exuberant and hilarious as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Good Housekeeping
Elizabethans by Piers Brendan
Piers Brendon, author of the bestselling Eminent Edwardians, turns his sharp and witty eye to four characters who have illuminated the age of Elizabeth II: Rupert Murdoch, Prince Charles, Margaret Thatcher and Mick Jagger. Eminent Elizabethans is written with a witty, ironic and irreverent style and reveals how each one of these characters played out a major theme in the new Elizabethan medley. Each is vividly and vitally depicted through pungent anecdote, piquant quotation and mordant commentary. In short, these brilliant miniatures are as entertaining as they are illuminating.
Inspired to keep readng during your stay you can visit a local bookshop near to a Hotel du Vin
Birmingham - Waterstones 128 New Street, Birmingham B2
Brighton - Brighton Books, 18 Kensington Gardens, North Laine, Brighton, BN1 4AL
Bristol - Bloom & Curll, 74 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5BB
Cambridge - The Angel Bookshop, 2 Bene't Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN
Cheltenham - Waterstones, 33-41 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1LE
Edinburgh - Blackwell's 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1YS
Glasgow - John Smith's Bookshop, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, G12 8QF
Harrogate - Books For All, 23A Commercial Street, Harrogate, HG1 1UB
Henley-on-Thames - Henley Books, 19 Reading Road, RG9 1AB
Newcastle - Blackwell's, 141 Percy Street, Newcastle, NE1 7RS
Poole - Waterstones - 18 Falkland Square, Poole, BH15 1ER
Tunbridge Wells - Waterstones, 40-42 Calverley Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2TD
Winchester - P & G Wells, 11 College Street, Winchester, SO23 9LZ
York - The Barbican Bookshop, 24 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TA