Signed by the Author

Signed by the Author

Signed by the Author

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, Susuan 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.


 

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 hope to stock his marvellous Oscar Wilde murder mystery series.

 


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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LET'S TALK ABOUT BELLE
APRIL BARRY    Book Number: 81013
Published price: £4.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Paperback

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Every cat lover will want to find out what happened to the little black and white kitten called Belle who lived with mummy, daddy and Elle who one day went to play in the fields which was forbidden...
WORD PLAY: A Cornucopia of Puns
GYLES BRANDRETH    Book Number: 81350
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, this Sunday Times bestseller is a banquet of wickedly witty wordplay. Join the wit and word-meister Gyles Brandreth, Just A Minute regular, One Show reporter, denizen of Coun...
OSCAR WILDE: Set of Five SIGNED Paperbacks
GYLES BRANDRETH    Book Number: 82220
Published price: £43.95
Bibliophile price: £39.00
Product format: Paperback

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Set consists of Oscar Wilde And The Murders At Reading Gaol taking us deep into the dark heart of Oscar Wilde's cruel incarceration, the novel is set in 1897 Dieppe (325pp), Oscar Wilde And The Vat...
SILENT DAY: A Landmark Oral History of D-Day
MAX ARTHUR OBE    Book Number: 82175
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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The self-acclaimed 'third greatest living historian in Britain today' is a dear friend of Bibliophiles and has kindly SIGNED every copy of this book. He is the author of 'Forgotten Voices of the G...
COLLECTING CLASSIC GIRLS' TOYS
SUSAN BREWER    Book Number: 82892
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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This nostalgia-packed offering is sure to include at least some of the toys that you played with as a child, and maybe those that your parents and grandparents loved as well. Although it concentrat...
UPS AND DOWNS OF BEING A PET OWNER
TONY HUSBAND    Book Number: 82046
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Everyone knows that pet owners live in a parallel world of enslavement to their livestock, and Tony Husband takes the lid off their language and customs in this superb collection of more than 120 c...
TED HUGHES: An Unauthorised Life
JONATHAN BATE    Book Number: 83983
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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"Sylvia Plath's death was the central fact of Ted Hughes's life." In this frank biography, the renowned Shakespeare scholar Jonathan Bate brings to a great 20th century poet the sympathetic biogra...
CHRIS TARRANT'S EXTREME RAILWAY JOURNEYS
CHRIS TARRANT    Book Number: 85083
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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As a boy much-loved broadcaster Chris Tarrant always loved railways - not so much the trains, but the actual railways themselves, particularly in remote and exotic-sounding parts of the world, wher...
MISSING YOU
HARLAN COBEN    Book Number: 85110
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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A heart-pounding thriller about the lies and ties that bind us together. NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focusses on a picture on an online dating site. She feels her whole world explode as emotions s...