For Independent Bookshop Week
We’re celebrating our local hero Charles Waterton (creator of the world’s first nature reserve here in Walton) with book signings from two of our most popular local authors, Richard Bell and Barbara Phipps, plus a special children’s nature book discount day.
Thursday 24 June, 1pm to 2pm.
Illustrator, naturalist and writer Richard Bell, book signing of his Waterton’s Park.
Richard Bell has long been known as one of the region’s most popular and prolific illustrators and naturalists, with his own Wild Yorkshire blog now 20 years old, and his Willow Island Edition illustrated pamphlets of walks, points of interest about Waterton’s Park, Sandal Castle, Ossett, Coxley Valley, Around Horbury, Thornes Park and Around Old Ossett long-standing bookcase ‘must have’s’ for Wakefield residents. http://www.willowisland.co.uk/
Friday 25 June, 1pm to 2pm
Walton based writer Barbara Phipps, book signing of her biography of Charles Waterton.
“By building a wall around his parkland, and banning the gun, he created a sanctuary for all creatures with the exception of the fox and the rat, having a particular dislike of the latter.”
“Based on extensive research, Barbara Phipps’ fictionized biography shows an intelligent, fearless man….gifted with humour and strongly held opinions”
Saturday 26 June 10am to 4pm
Special children’s nature book discount day with £5 off ALL children’s nature picture books.
The Little Gallery
A selection of wall art and fine needlework from local design studio Mister Charlesworth. The work is based on and inspired by personal fossil and natural collections from the seashore of the Yorkshire Coast and the Scottish West Coast (to July)