We may be having a quiet month in October while we enjoy the autumn sunshine, but November is looking very busy with some fantastic author events - there's something for your diary each week.

Just confirmed is a visit by artist and sculptor, Maggi Hambling!

We were very excited to have Maggi attend an event in the bookshop recently, so it's a huge thrill to have her return to talk to us about her own book.

'A Suffolk Eye' is a beautifully produced celebration of the work of Maggi's father, Harry Hambling.

Maggi will talk to us about how Harry only started to paint when he retired but now has a growing following of collectors of his work.

In what is sure to be a memorable occasion, Maggi will share with us something of the relationship between father and daughter, and their shared appreciation of art, as well as some details of her own current projects.

Copies of the book will be available as part of the ticketed entry, and Maggi will be happy to sign them at the conclusion of the evening.

As this event is in the bookshop, it will be a lovely, intimate gathering, but tickets are, of course, limited, so please don't delay if you'd like to join us!

We're focusing on Suffolk for another event this month as two historians will be sharing their research into the impact of military action in the second world war on the Sandlings, the coastline from Lowestoft to Felixstowe.

'A Very Dangerous Locality' will be released this month and is a very detailed, illustrated presentation of how the natural landscape lent itself to war defences, but also provided the setting for trials and experiments in offensive measures. It will be a fascinating evening to everyone interested in local history, our military past, but also the natural landscape in this county.

A further wartime theme continues with our book group choice this month. 'Death of a Hero' by Richard Aldington focuses on WWI and we will have a biographer of Aldington, a member of the book group, with us at our meeting to tell us something of the background to this novel and its author.

All this, and we do still have a handful of tickets left for the visits by Kate Humble and Dan Snow at the beginning of the month. Are you coming along?!

I hope to see you soon, and thank you for reading.