Come and meet the bestselling author of 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry', Rachel Joyce, who will be with us on the afternoon of Thursday 14th September to discuss her recently published and highly acclaimed novel, 'The Music Shop', with bookshop owner Mel Griffin.  


It's 1988, and Frank owns a music shop.  It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre.  Classical, jazz, punk - as long as it's vinyl he sells it.  Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need.  Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann, who asks Frank to teach her about music.  His instinct is to turn and run; and yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with her pea-green coat and her eyes as black as vinyl.  But Ilse is not what she seems, and Frank has old wounds that threaten to re-open and a past he will never leave behind.  BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime during July, 'The Music Shop' is about learning how to listen and how to feel, and about second chances and choosing to be brave despite the odds.  Because in the end, music can save us all...

This event starts at 2pm in All Saints Lesser Hall, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64 3EH.  Tickets are £16 each, including a delicious cream tea and a personally signed hardback copy of 'The Music Shop' (RRP £14.99).  Call Griffin Books on 02920 706455 or pop into the shop to book!