David's Bookshop & David's Music
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Books: 01462 684631 / Music: 01462 475900

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Alan Titchmarsh - Celebrity Gardener, Broadcaster and Writer - Introduces and Signs his Novel, Mr Gandy's Grand Tour

Tuesday 13 September 2016

It’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey…

Timothy Gandy had become invisible … to his wife, his family and to himself.

His life was just passing by – redundancy led to a steady stream of uncreative uselessness, broken only by the odd bit of shelf and cupboard fixing for one of his children. They were all grown, and grown away from home, not needed by him any longer. Then, quite suddenly, a disaster was imprinted onto this strangely colourless world. Yet out of that disaster there rose an opportunity, and once the shock had passed, Timothy realised he could take his future into his own hands.  Chancing upon a copy of J Addison’s account of his Grand Tour in the early 18th century, he decided, with mounting excitement to set off on his own Grand Tour. It was to be a journey of discovery; a reminder of his own artistic talent, of the wonders to be found in unexpected places, of kindness, grief, love and – finally - his own place in the world.

Alan Titchmarsh was the main presenter of ‘Gardeners’ World’ and the hugely popular ‘Ground Force’, and has also presented ‘How To Be A Gardener’, ‘British Isles – A Natural History’, ‘The Great British Village Show’ and ‘The Nature of Britain’. His own daytime show on ITV, ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show’, ran for eight years and he presents his own radio show on Classic FM on Saturday mornings.  He writes regularly in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and Country Life and is gardening correspondent of The Daily Express and The Sunday Express, and writes in The Sunday Telegraph as well. Alan has written more than 50 gardening books, a Christmas anthology, nine novels, four volumes of memoirs and a miscellany celebrating England and Englishness.

Hitchin Town Hall is located on Brand Street in Hitchin (SG5 1JE). Tickets are £18.99 and include a copy of his hardback book. To book tickets, please ring the shop on 01462684631, call in or go to http://alantitchmarsh.eventbrite.com (there is a £1.76 booking fee online).

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Forthcoming Events

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Tuesday 11 September 2018 - 7:30 pm

Sunday Times Top Five bestseller, Ann Cleeves will Discuss and Sign her Final Book in the Shetland Series, Wild Fire Wednesday, 12 September at Davidís Bookshop, 7:30 pm
Wednesday 12 September 2018 - 7;30

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Thursday 13 September 2018 - 7:30 pm

Damian Le Bas will Discuss and Sign his Book, The Stopping Places, A Journey Through Gypsy Britain
Wednesday 19 September 2018 - 7:30 pm

Top-Selling Historian Ben Macintyre will Discuss and Sign his Book, The Spy and the Traitor at the Spirella Ballroom
Thursday 27 September 2018 - 7:30 pm

Leading Historian and Archaeologist, Neil Faulkner will Discuss and Sign is Book, A Radical History of the World
Tuesday 09 October 2018 - 7:30 pm

Sunday Times Bestseller, Elly Griffiths will Discuss and Sign her Crime Novel, The Stranger Diaries
Tuesday 06 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Editor, Katie Macdonald will Discuss The Conscientious Objectorís Wife , A 100-Year Old Love Story in a WW1 Prison
Thursday 15 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Past Events

Davidís Bookshop Hosts an Art of the Short Story Panel with Two Short Story Writers, Tom Rachman and Ho Lin In Conversation with Hodder Fiction Editor Francine Toon
Saturday 14 July 2018 - 6:15 pm

Local Writer and Campaigner Jane Fae will Discuss her Book, Transition Denied, Comforting the Crisis in Trans Healthcare
Monday 09 July 2018 - 7:30 pm

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David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutesí walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

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01462 684631

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01462 475900

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01462 475924



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Sat 8am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

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Sat 9am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

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Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4pm
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