A Telling of Stories with David Almond

Sunday 28th October 13:00 - 14:00 at St Andrews

 We are incredibly happy to welcome David Almond to St Andrews,The event will take place in St Katherines hall, St Leonards Junior School, The Pends. David will  reading from 4 of his books. 

The Dam,

A book inspired by Northumbrian folk music star Kathryn Tickell's childhood. It's a picture book - a form usually associated with very young children, but this is a book with a very wide appeal.

The Colour of the Sun

The day is long, the world is wide, you're young and free."

One hot summer morning, Davie steps boldly out of his front door. The world he enters is very familiar - the little Tyneside town that has always been his home - but as the day passes, it becomes ever more mysterious.

A boy has been killed, and Davie thinks he might know who is responsible. He turns away from the gossip and excitement and sets off roaming towards the sunlit hills above the town.

As the day goes on, the real and the imaginary start to merge, and Davie knows that neither he nor his world will ever be the same again.

This an outstanding novel full of warmth and light, from a multi-award-winning author. David Almond says: 'I guess it embodies my constant astonishment at being alive in this beautiful, weird, extraordinary world.'

War is Over

A graphic novel with a ten-year old protagonist which commemorates the centenary of the end of WW1.


When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain.

Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital.

But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . .

Read around the world by people of 8-80.

David will then be happy to answer questions and sign copies of his books
 This is a free ticketed event.

Further details: 01334 477893

St Andrews Waterstones, St Andrews
Sunday 28th October 13:00 - 14:00

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