Signed by the Author

Over the years, Bibliophile has known many author friends who have been kind enough to sign their books. Bibliophile sells books signed whenever possible in our family book club like those of our author friends like David Day the Canadian poet, environmentalist and Tolkien expert, historian Max Arthur, artists Helen Cowcher and Frieda Hughes, crime writer Simon Brett, Python Terry Jones, Ray Hammond, cartoonists Tony Husband and Neil Kerber, wordsmith Ray Puxley, Susan Brewer, Robin Bayley and the late great George Melly and others have all been happy to sign their books for Bibliophile. A speciality of Bibliophile is our editor/owner Annie's parents, Aileen Armitage and late step-father Deric Longden. Bibliophile has published several of their titles in eBook editions.

See signed books title list bottom of the page

Terry Jones (of Monty Python fame)

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Pictured in 1997 visiting our Editor Annie at Bibliophile, Terry was a great supporter and loving friend, now much missed. They met through David Day, Tolkien expert and cartoonist Tony Husband.

He attended Annie's wedding in 2001 and 50th birthday party, both on Thames riverboats.


Gyles Brandreth

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Our Editor Annie Quigley meets and makes friends with Gyles Brandreth at the Royal Warrant Holders Banquet, November 2016. They share a love of books and know people from the book trade.

Gyles kindly agreed to sign his book WORD PLAY and we stocked his marvellous Oscar Wilde murder mystery series.


Aileen Armitage 

Author of 34 novels and Editor Annie Quigley's mum!

Pictured Christmas Eve 2019. We publish her historical romances in digital formats, available here via Amazon Kindle.

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David Day, Tolkien expert

At Bibliophile celebrating our Ruby 40th Anniversary 1978- 2018

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Tony Husband, cartoonist

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30 years ago, our friend the cartoonist Tony Husband met our Editor Annie at the Groucho Club in Soho. He began drawing his uniquely perceptive front covers for BIBLIOPHILE. He loved our enterprise, and we loved his gentle humour and observations on life. His work also appeared in The Times sport section daily, The Sunday Express sports section, the Daily Express, Private Eye, The Spectator, Oldie, Playboy and he had just written a piece for his beloved Manchester United football fan magazine. Tony passed away 18th October suddenly on Westminster Bridge on his way to a Private Eye party on the Thames, so close by us. He had published books on the environment, dementia, and WWII propaganda posters in an introduction we made for him to Arcturus publishers (and this was his first adult hardback). Bibliophile stocked all of his books and he kindly signed them every time, each one. Tony has a huge circle of friends and a close family in Cheshire. We will all miss him dearly. We feature many of his cartoons for your enjoyment on the digital carousel here.


Susan Brewer

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Sue and Annie have been friends for years as Sue has written thousands of blurbs for us over many years. Meantime she has written on Dolls and Girls Toys and Comics.


Alex Hamilton "Pooter" signed book 

Remember the weekly literary column by Pooter in The Times before he defected to the Guardian? It was our dear friend Alex, pictured here with Annie at Bibliophile in 2015 signing his wonderful "bedside" book. It's a Who's Who of literary talent. Sadly Alex died just one year after this picture was taken and two weeks after Annie last saw him for lunch at his home with Stephanie. Cruelly, he had suffered with dementia.

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STORIES OF HOPE: Finding Inspiration in Everyday Lives
Book number: 90891 Product format: Hardback Author: HEATHER MORRIS
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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"Stories are what connect us, and remind us that hope is always possible" - the words of Heather Morris, bestselling author and extraordinary storyteller of tales about survival, resilience and hop...
QUICHOTTE
Book number: 91388 Product format: Hardback Author: SALMAN RUSHDIE
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR we have the 2019 US first edition of the latest fiction by the author of Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses. Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre w...
FROM A DARK PLACE
Book number: 92281 Product format: Paperback Author: TONY HUSBAND & PAUL HUSBAND
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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'How A Family Coped With Drug Addiction' is the sub-title of our dear friend the famous cartoonist Tony Husband's second book, a companion to Take Care, Son code 92287. This time Tony turns his at...
LEARWIFE
Book number: 93642 Product format: Hardback Author: J. R. THORP
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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One of 1500 numbered copies of the first edition (unsigned), our review copy was an early number 167 which may make this Canongate November 2021 edition collectable in the future. Care-bent King L...