ESSEX DOGS – Dan Jones in conversation

  • DATE

    7 September 2022

  • TIME

    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome

  • PRICE

    £3 or free when pre-ordering a copy of the book

We’re thrilled to be welcoming Dan Jones back to the shop for the launch of his fiction debut ESSEX DOGS – the first instalment in a new Hundred Years War trilogy which follows a tight-knit group of soldiers fighting the 1346 Crécy campaign in medieval France.

About the book:

July 1346. The Hundred Years’ War has begun, and King Edward and his lords are on the march through France.

But this war belongs to the men on the ground. Swept up in the bloody chaos, a tight-knit company from Essex must stay alive long enough to see their home again. With sword, mace and longbow, the Essex Dogs will fight, from the landing beaches of Normandy to the blood-soaked field of Crécy.

There’s Pismire, small enough to infiltrate enemy camps. Scotsman, strong enough to tear down a wall. Millstone, a stonemason who’ll do anything to protect his men. Father, a priest turned devilish by the horrors of war. Romford, a talented young archer on the run from his past. And Loveday Fitztalbot, their battle-scarred captain, who just wants to get his boys home safe.

Some men fight for glory. Others fight for coin. The Essex Dogs? They fight for each other.

About the author:

Dan Jones is the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of ten non-fiction books, including The Templars, The Colour of Time and Powers and Thrones. He is a renowned writer, broadcaster and journalist, and has for many years wanted to write authentic but action-packed historical fiction. His debut novel, Essex Dogs, is the first in a planned trilogy following the fortunes of ten ordinary soldiers in the early years of the Hundred Years’ War. He lives near London with his family.

Doors: 18.30, event starts: 18.45

Tickets are £3.00 or free when pre-ordering a copy of the book. ESSEX DOGS will also be available to purchase on the night and Dan will be signing copies after the talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make the event, please contact us on 0161 274 3331 or manchester@blackwell.co.uk and we can arrange this for you.