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National treasure Rev. Richard Coles to visit Sanderson Arcade for book signing

3 June 2024

Shoppers are in for a real treat as national treasure Reverend Richard Coles is visiting Sanderson Arcade to sign copies of his latest book Murder at the Monastery.

The popular priest, writer and radio presenter will be available to sign copies of his latest book and to speak with fans of his work at Waterstones on Thursday, June 13 at 1pm.

Murder at the Monastery will be the third instalment in the hugely popular Canon Daniel Clement series from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author. 

The story sees Canon Clement take respite at the monastery where he was a novice following a secret humiliation.

But the monastery doesn't allow for the break he needs as tensions are building there too. A mysterious death occurs, and Daniel thinks it might be murder. 

Fans of Rev. Richard Coles’ work will be able to get signed copies of the book and other titles from his backlist on the day and the author is also happy to pose for selfies.  

In order to meet him, visitors are reminded that they must have first purchased a copy of Murder at the Monastery.

Caroline Dominey, store manager at Waterstones in Morpeth, said: “The Canon Clement Mystery series is hugely popular and we are thrilled to be welcoming Rev. Richard Coles to our store.

“We are expecting the event to be busy so we would suggest that people please get here early. We look forward to welcoming excited customers into the shop.”    

Lottie Thompson, Centre Manager at Sanderson Arcade, added: “Rev. Richard Coles will be the latest high-profile author to visit our shopping centre, following the success of our book signing with celebrity chef Rick Stein last year.

“High turn-out at events like this enable us to attract big names to Morpeth, so please come along and support the event.”  

Among his many accolades, Rev. Richard Coles was previously a member of the hit 80s group The Communards, co-presented Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 for eleven years and appears, from time to time, on QI, Have I Got News For You, and Would I Lie To You? 

He has won Christmas MasterChef, Celebrity Mastermind twice, was previously a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing and also appeared on Celebrity Bake Off.

Rev. Richard Coles in an ambassador for Independent Bookshop Week (June 15 to 22), which celebrates indie bookshops across the UK and Ireland, organised by the Booksellers Association.

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson on June 6, Murder at the Monastery is available from Waterstones in Morpeth.

For more information about shopping and events at Sanderson Arcade visit Welcome to Sanderson Arcade - Retail shopping at Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth


Picture shows Reverend Richard Coles. Credit: Natalie Dawkins    

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644

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