We're looking towards the end of the year, but there are still events and activities to tell you about, and ideas for Christmas gifts too.

First of all, let me tell you about some television viewing!

The River Deben will be featured as part of a new series called 'River Walks' on Monday 10th December, at 7.30pm on the BBC. The presenter will amble along from Sutton Hoo to Ramsholt Quay and among the people she meets is local writer, Robert Simper.

We have invited Robert to join us to introduce his new book 'A Personal History of Woodbridge' on Friday 14th December but, as a tv star, perhaps he'll have other things to tell us. Come and find out. We'll be open from 6pm until 8pm for an evening's Browsing the shelves. And Robert will say a few words at about 6.30pm, and again at 7.30pm, and will then personally sign copies of his book - a perfect Christmas gift!

The packed schedule of author events is coming to a close for this year, with the visit by Alan Johnson this Friday. Do call the shop to see if there are any more tickets left.

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and support. It's been such a pleasure knowing how much you've enjoyed having these speakers come to Woodbridge.

And perhaps you noticed that one of our guests from the summer, debut novelist Anne Youngson was included on the Costa Shortlist for her book 'Meet Me at the Museum'. Read my interview with Anne here. It's good to be introduced to new and lesser known authors as well as the big names!

I'm well on the way in planning more author events in the new year, but just confirmed is the bestselling novelist Diane Setterfield who will be visiting us at Woodbridge Library on Tuesday 15th January. This will be her first event to promote her new book 'Once Upon a River', ahead of the official publication date, so we'll be among the first to read the book everyone will be talking about! Why not buy a ticket for a friend as a Christmas gift?

Thank you for reading!