An Evening at Cole's with Hugh Cornwell - 9th October 2014
Cole's Books is delighted to welcome former lead singer, guitarist & song writer of 'The Stranglers' for an evening of conversation and reading from Hugh's new novel, 'Arnold Drive' on Thursday 9th October 2014, arrive from 7pm for a 7.30 start.
This is a great opportunity to meet one of the key artists who helped change music for ever in the late 1970s and 1980s. Hugh's songwriting with The Stranglers produced hit songs such as 'Golden Brown', 'No More Heroes', 'Skin Deep' and 'Always The Sun'.
Come and join us for what is sure to be a great night and great fun. Tickets cost £5 and include wine and nibbles.
Hugh will also be signing copies of his book on the evening, and ticket holders will get £5 off the price of the book. If you can't make the event, you can pre-order a signed copy of the book from this website - follow the links to the Signed Books section and you'll find Hugh's book in the 'Fiction(Adult)' section.
Note: To avoid paying our standard shipping fees, choose 'Collect' at the checkout and we'll hold your ticket for you to collect at the door on the evening - just bring your email receipt with you and job done!
Arnold Drive by Hugh Cornwell
'You do have an intriguing life, Arnold dear. Things just seem to happen to you…' Nothing much has ever happened to Rev Arnold Drive, the meekly quiet vicar of St Tobias', who cannot even cross his own living room for fear of the shadows of his latticework windows. Feeling safe only within the walls of his church and the gentle rules of his faith, Arnold is ironically a man utterly without drive; a man content that nothing much ever happens. Nothing, that is, until the day his church is sold off to property developers. Ejected from his church and his home, Arnold is thrust out into the modern world - a world for which he is utterly ill-equipped. Suddenly, life presents Arnold with a series of moral dilemmas that test his faith, his judgement and his understanding of human nature. His first experience of love and sex, a surprise confession of murder, a suicide, the prospect of unexpected wealth, the discovery of a hidden family history, all cause Arnold to reassess the certainties he has taken for granted. Then, a near-fatal car accident forces him to face up to the fragility of sanity and of life itself... Arnold Drive is the story of a man's journey from innocence to experience where he discovers his moral compass isn't always pointing the right way. Arnold learns that passive acceptance of fate, or of God's will, doesn't help much, that decisions must be made and acted on, and that other people are not always what they seem.
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