Heffers in February

Heffers bookshop is hosting a variety of talks and signings this month, find out more here

Kicking off with Alison Bruce’s latest Cambridge crime thriller The Promise on 2 February, Heffers bookshop will be putting on a range of exciting events throughout this month. Following Bruce, there’ll be a change of tone on 18 February with Simon Horobin talking about his book, How English Became English: A Short History of a Global Language. Horobin’s new book looks at the story of English, and how it continues to change with new speakers and uses.

There’s a return to the dark side of literature with Geoff Andrews’ The Shadow Man: At the Heart of the Cambridge Spy Circle on 23 February, a non-fiction book about the man who influenced, recruited and manipulated Cambridge’s communist spies. This will be the first of Heffers’ events which form part of the Cambridge History Festival, in collaboration with the Cambridge Museum. Festival events continue on 1 March with historian and TV presenter Suzannah Lipscomb, who will discuss her latest book, The King is Dead: a look at the last will and testament of Tudor King Henry VIII. The next day, famous author A C Grayling will present his book, The Age of Genius, and talk about the 17th century and the birth of the modern mind. All events at Heffers start at 6.30pm. Tickets are available through EventBrite and prices vary.