A Sunday Times bestselling author will be doing a book signing in Maldon next week.

British author Salley Vickers will be at Maldon Books' first ever signing event to meet, greet, and discuss her latest release 'Grandmothers', on Tuesday, January 14.

Waterstones has described the book as “A tender and delicate novel rich in empathy and understanding.”

Grandmothers intertwines the stories of a trio of finely drawn pensioners to create a rounded picture of cross-generational bonds and relationships.

The story follows fiercely independent Nan, who leads a secret life as an award-winning poet when she is not teaching her grandson Billy how to lie; glamorous Blanche, deprived of the company of her beloved granddaughter Kitty by her hostile daughter-in-law, who finds solace in rebelliously taking to drink and shop lifting; and shy, bookish Minna who in the safety of shepherd's hut shares with her surrogate granddaughter Rose her passion for reading.

The outlook of all three women subtly alters when, through their encounters with each other, they discover that the past is always with them.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and book singing.

A spokesman said: “We're absolutely thrilled to announce that Salley Vickers will be our first author to join us for an evening talk in 2020.

“This is our first evening event at Maldon Books, and we'd love for you to come!”

Tickets cost £5 and should be reserved in advance.

To book, call 01621 854968.

To find out more, visit facebook.com/maldonbooks.