- Sunday 5th December – Book Launch - Enchantment of the Black Dog
White Stones Cafe Gallery, Easton, Portland, 2–4 pm.
Exciting launch of Enchantment of the Black Dog (the second in the Portland Chronicles series). Dressing up, lots of activities and displays, and all children receive a lucky-dip prize. Meet author Carol Hunt, illustrator Domini Deane and the puppets. Buy personalised copies of The Portland Chronicles Books 1 and 2 at the special ‘launch’ price. Special offers on other Roving Press books too. Come and have some fun over delicious coffee and cake, with 10% off all food and drink purchases.
- Friday 10th December – Children’s Storytelling on Portland
Easton Promise Night, Portland Tophill Library, 5 pm
You don't have to be a library member to come along to this free event. Festive rhymes and stories for under 5s with local author Carol Hunt reading extracts from her new book Enchantment of the Black Dog. During this late-night shopping evening most Easton businesses will stay open, providing festive cheer, special deals, food specialities and craft stalls.
- Saturday 11th December – Book Launch - Defenders of Mai-Dun: A Story of the Roman Assault on Maiden Castle
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 2–5 pm
An apt venue as the Museum holds a number of artefacts mentioned in David Macpherson’s new book Defenders of Mai-Dun: A Story of the Roman Assault on Maiden Castle. Complimentary drinks and nibbles, children’s activities and special displays. Why not combine it with a look in the Museum? All children receive a lucky-dip prize. Meet author David Macpherson, a local retired history and Head teacher, and buy personalised signed copies at the special ‘launch’ price. Special offers on other Roving Press books too. Free entry to the Launch Party only.
- Saturday 18th December – Meet Roving Press Authors
Words Etcetera Bookshop, 2 Cornhill, Dorchester, from 1 pm
For more information visit Roving Press at www.rovingpress.co.ukRoving Press books and authors will be at the bookshop with special offers and signings on all our local books. Come and chat, buy your last-minute presents and enjoy free refreshments and children’s activities. All children receive a lucky-dip prize.