Thursday November 14th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunday Times bestselling author Salley Vickers will talk about her new novel Grandmothers, the story of three very different women and their relationship with the younger generation.
Grandmothers is a beautifully observed, sometimes subversive, often tender and elegiac novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Librarian.
It is the story of three very different women and their relationship with the younger generation: fiercely independent Nan, who leads a secret life as an award-winning poet when she is not teaching her grandson Billy how to lie; glamorous Blanche, deprived of the company of her beloved granddaughter Kitty by her hostile daughter-in-law, who finds solace in rebelliously taking to drink and shop lifting; and shy, bookish Minna who in the safety of shepherd’s hut shares with her surrogate granddaughter Rose her passion for reading. The outlook of all three women subtly alters when through their encounters with each other they discover that the past is always with us and that we go on learning and changing until the very end.
Saturday November 9th
@ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to hear about the first in a brand new crime series based in York and featuring librarian-turned-sleuth Kitt Hartley.
Helen Cox is the author of a brand new crime series featuring Kitt Hartley, librarian at the Vale of York University.
It’s a perfectly normal day for Kitt Hartley at her job at the University of the Vale of York library, until Detective Inspector Halloran arrives at her desk to tell her that her best friend, Evie Bowes, is under suspicion of murder. Evie’s ex-boyfriend Owen has been found dead – with a fountain pen stabbed through his heart – and all the evidence points to her. Kitt knows it could not have been Evie and in an effort to clear her best friend’s name she decides to investigate the murder herself.
Thursday November 7th
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
When did somebody last read to you?
Reading Together is a book group with no preparation required. Guided by writers Fiona Shaw and Daisy Hildyard, we read aloud together, and discuss – or simply listen to – a whole book. Over ten sessions this winter, we will read Maggie O’Farrell’s I Am, I Am I Am: the story of an extraordinary woman’s life told in near-death experiences.
At Reading Together you can share your thoughts about the book, engage in discussion, or simply enjoy being read to. Then continue the conversation over a cup of coffee in the cafe.
The group is free to join. However, places are limited. You can register in person or by telephone at any library in York or using the the Eventbrite link here
Tuesday November 5th
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join TV’s Yorkshire Vet Julian Norton for anecdotes from his new book On Call with a Yorkshire Vet.
Through the snows of the beast from the east, Julian treats sheep in Nun Monkton and a pony in Dallow Gill. He treats a Meerkat with a broken tail from Great Ouseburn, A lame horse next to Almscliffe crag, a wagyu in Topcliffe and a Clydesdale horse in York. These and many more adventures are contained within his new book On Call with a Yorkshire Vet.
Julian has been working in mixed practice in rural North Yorkshire for the majority of his twenty-one years as a vet, much of this in the market town of Thirsk, made famous by James Herriot and his books. During this time, he has seen many varied cases, unusual animals great and small and has met and become friends with a huge mixture of fascinating farmers and pet owners. In 2015, Julian became involved with the hit TV series The Yorkshire Vet, which continues to be a popular Channel 5 programme. He contributes a weekly column to The Country Week section of The Yorkshire Post, documenting his weekly veterinary anecdotes. Julian currently works in the market town of Boroughbridge, continuing his passion for independent mixed practice, where he works with his wife, Anne who is also a vet.
York Business Week is a yearly event that allows businesses, however small or big, to showcase their talents and celebrate their achievements. Now in its eight year, the weeklong event – organised by Make it York – features a wide range of business-focused seminars, informative events, networking opportunities and award ceremonies.
The week opens with an all-day business conference taking place at York Racecourse.
To check out the full list of events, take a look at the York Business Week website: www.yorkbusinessweek.co.uk/