Carwyn Jones: The Man And The Minister

Katherine PeachCulture, Events, Featured

Former First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones MS, will be joining Griffin Book for a special online event on Thursday 10 September to talk about his candid and timely autobiography, Not Just Politics. From the prime ministers he worked with, to the state of the union in a post-Brexit world, Not Just Politics reflects on the highs and lows of … Read More

Limited Tickets Available For Online Event With Ruth Jones

John DaviesCulture, Featured

Join Griffin Books for the perfect Friday night in. Penarth’s independent bookshop will launch their autumn online events programme on Friday 4 September, with none other than actress, screenwriter and author, Ruth Jones. Ruth will be talking to actress and local Penarth resident Suzanne Packer about her latest novel, Us Three, before taking questions from the audience. Us Three, is a funny, moving and … Read More

Gavin & Stacey’s Ruth Jones Headlines Stellar Line-up Of Online Author Events

John DaviesCulture, Featured

Since the start of lockdown Penarth’s independent bookshop, Griffin Books, has hosted 18 online Meet the Author events, 35 live Storytime sessions, 12 virtual Book Clubs and much more besides. They have now revealed their impressive line-up for September, with more autumn events to be announced soon. Don’t miss RUTH JONES, former First Minister of Wales,CARWYN JONES, JOANNE HARRIS and ANDREW WILSON.  Ruth Jones will be stepping … Read More

Radio Presenter Turned Author, Simon Mayo, Joins Griffin Books For A Thrilling Online Event

John DaviesCulture

Griffin Books will bring its summer programme of online events to a thrilling conclusion next week when they welcome radio presenter turned author, Simon Mayo, into their virtual bookshop. Mayo will be talking to Griffin Books owner Mel Griffin, on Wednesday 29 July, about his debut contemporary thriller, Knife Edge. Chillingly resonant with today’s headlines, Knife Edge is a pacey race against time thriller … Read More

Meet The Author Event With Number 1 Bestselling Author Rachel Joyce

John DaviesCulture

Join Griffin Books and bestselling author, Rachel Joyce, this Wednesday (22 July) for the perfect summer event. Rachel will be talking to Griffin Books owner, Mel Griffin, about her captivating new novel, Miss Benson’s Beetle, an uplifting and redemptive story of a glorious female friendship against the odds.  Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold … Read More

Women’s Prize Shortlisted Author Natalie Haynes Sails Into Penarth For Virtual Event

John DaviesCulture

Penarth’s independent bookshop, Griffin Books, has announced a stellar line-up of online events for July. First to step into their virtual bookshop is broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes. On Thursday 16 July, Haynes will be talking about her Women’s Prize Shortlisted book, A Thousand Ships, in which she retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective. The devastating consequences … Read More

Virtual Author visit with Louise Candlish

John DaviesCulture

Join Griffin Books and bestselling thriller writer Louise Candlish next Wednesday evening for a discussion of the author’s latest novel ‘The Other Passenger‘, newly published by Simon & Schuster.  Candlish is the author of thirteen novels, including ‘Our House’, winner of the British Book Awards 2019 Crime & Thriller Book of the Year and shortlisted for several other awards.  A bestseller … Read More

Crime Fiction Friday with Griffin Books

John DaviesCulture

Join Griffin Books and crime fiction writers Emma Kavanagh, Philip Gwynne Jones and Katherine Stansfield on Friday 26 June, for an evening exploring the darker side of human experience. Hosted in partnership with Crime Cymru, this online event forms part of Griffin Books’ wider Independent Bookshop Week celebrations. Delve into three new novels that each unearth painful secrets of the past, journeying to a small … Read More

Broadcaster James Naughtie Joins Griffin Books For Online Meet The Author Event

John DaviesCulture

Broadcaster and author, James Naughtie, will headline a week of online events organised by Penarth bookshop, Griffin Books. The event forms part of the shop’s wider Independent Bookshop Week celebrations, which will run from 20-27 June. As special correspondent for BBC News, James Naughtie, is one of the country’s best-known broadcasters. He has reported for the BBC from around the world for more … Read More

Laura Cumming, bestselling author of On Chapel Sands, joins Griffin Books for Meet the Author event

John DaviesCulture

The next author to step into Griffin Books’ virtual bookshop is prize-winning author and art critic, Laura Cumming. In her Sunday Times bestselling book, On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons, Laura Cumming takes a closer look at her family story as she uncovers the mystery of her mother’s disappearance as a child. She will be speaking to bookshop owner … Read More