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Meet author Gareth P Jones - for years 5 and 6

Meet author Gareth P Jones - for years 5 and 6

Start Date: 16 November 2012 10:30 AM
End Date: 16 November 2012 11:30 AM

Meet the author Gareth P Jones

Free event for years 5 and 6

Books for sale will be provided by Waterstones

Blue Peter Award winner Gareth P. Jones will be talking about his darkly comic Dickensian ghost story.

Sam Toop lives in a funeral parlour, blessed (or cursed) with an unusual gift. While his father buries the dead, Sam is haunted by their constant demands for attention. Trouble is afoot on the 'other side' - there is a horrible disease that is mysteriously imprisoning ghosts into empty houses in the world of the living. And Sam is caught in the middle - will he be able to bring himself to help? Gareth P. Jones has woven a darkly comic story, a wonderfully funny adventure that roams the grimy streets of Victorian London.

Listen to the CONSTABLE & TOOP song: http://soundcloud.com/hot-key-books/constable-and-toop-the-song

Watch the CONSTABLE & TOOP book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egC_oq7BW8M

Follow Gareth at www.garethwrites.co.uk
or on twitter: @jonesgarethp

For further information or to book, please contact Gena Gaynor at gena.gaynor@birmingham.gov.uk or on 0121 303 2175 or 0121 303 3368.

This event is part of Young Readers Year Round; Birmingham Libraries' book festival for children and young people.


Venue Information

Birmingham Library Theatre
Birmingham Library Theatre
Paradise Place
West Midlands
B3 3HQ
Email Address:

Telephone Number: 0121 303 2868

The entrance to Birmingham Library Theatre is situated to the left of the entrance to Birmingham Central Library next to the entrance to Birmingham Conservatoire. It is close to Paradise Forum, which has a range of lively bars and cafes, serving food and drink throughout the day and evening. But there is no access from inside the Forum.

Facilities: Lecture Theatre, Limited access for people with mobility difficulties, Stage with Lighting, Toilets

Birmingham Library Theatre is an intimate 200 seat venue in the heart of the city centre. It promotes the special collections and services of Britain's biggest and busiest Central Library by staging challenging literary events, author visits, local history talks and dramatic and musical performances.

Events in the Library Theatre

* Lunchtime Local History Lectures take place every month

* Other events are listed in What's On in Central Library If you are interested in booking the Library Theatre for your own event, please contact:

Room Bookings and Sales Co-ordinator
Central Library
Chamberlain Square
B3 3HQ

Tel: 0121 303 2868