By Dan Thompson
Authors from across the UK have shown their support for Ellington Park’s popular bookshop by donating signed copies and first editions of their books.
While the bookshop is well known for second hand bargains, this weekend there will be a selection of new signed books from the group Authors for Ellington Park.
All the books have been donated by authors from across the UK to help raise funds for the park.
Books include a special edition of Ramsgate author’s Maggie Gee’s The White Family, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, with an introduction by Bernadine Evaristo.
There’s a copy of Lullaby Beach by Stella Duffy, who has twice won Stonewall Writer of the Year and who the Daily Mail called ‘a fearless writer’. Rosa Rankin Gee has donated a first edition of Dreamland.
Bernadette Russell’s How To Be Hopeful is full of the kind of help we need right now, and Lauren Bravo (who writes for Grazia, Stylist, Guardian and more) has advice on ethical fashion shopping in How To Break Up With Fast Fashion. In Adrift, Miranda Ward tells her own story of infertility,
Geraint Franklin has signed Historic England’s Ramsgate, and Kathryn Ferry has donated copies of Holiday Camps too. Nick Rankin has donated Ian Fleming’s Commando, which tells the story of how the author of James Bond set up a secret commando unit during the Second World War.
There are more than twenty titles altogether, and there will also be signed books from the antiquarian section available, too.
The bookshop in Ellington Park is open from 12 noon, weather permitting.