Half a War UK Tour

May 8th, 2015

Half a War is out in the UK on the 16th July, and I will be a-touring in Scotland and England once again that week.  We’re trying to take in a few places we didn’t reach last time, including Preston, just down the road from Lancaster where I grew up…

Sunday 12th July

1.00PM – Signing at Waterstones, 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD. For more information please contact the store on 0131 226 2666

6.30PM – Talk at Waterstones, Glasgow Newton Mearns, 38 Avenue Centre, Newton Mearns, G77 6EYTickets are free but do need to be reserved in advance through Waterstones Newton Mearns or on 0141 6163933

Monday 13th July

1.00PM – Signing at Waterstones, Unit 1.23A, Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9YG. For more information please contact the store on 0191 460 5910

7.00PM – Talk at Waterstones, 15 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL. Tickets are £3 for loyalty card holders and available in store or by telephone on 01904 620784

Tuesday 14th July

12.30PM – Signing at Waterstones 93-97 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5JS. For more information please contact the store on 0113 244 4588

 6.30PM – Talk with Waterstones 3-5 Fishergate, Preston, PR1 3LJ at Foster Building, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Corporation Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE. Tickets are £5/£3 for loyalty card holders and available from Waterstones Preston or by telephone on 01772 555766

Wednesday 15th July

12.30PM – Signing with Waterstones, 1/5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2GR. For more information please contact the store on 0115 9470069

7.30PM – Talk with Toppings, 9 High Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4LJ at St Peters Church Ely. Tickets are £6/7  (redeemable against the book) and available in store or by telephone on 01353 645005

Thursday 16th July

12.30PM – Signing at Waterstones 12-13 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DA. For more information please contact the store on 01206 561307

7.00PM – Talk with Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT. For tickets and more information please contact the store on 020 7437 5660

Friday 17th July

12.30PM – Signing at Waterstones, 12 Holy Brook Mall, The Oracle, Reading, RG1 2AQ. For more information please contact the store on 0118 950 3400

6.00PM – Signing at Forbidden Planet, Clifton Heights Triangle West, Bristol, BS8 1EJ.

Sunday 19th July

The Young Adult Literature Convention, Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX

2.30PM – Writing for Stage and Screen with Joe Abercrombie

3.15PM – Book Signing at YALC

Early hardcover copies of Half a War will, of course, be available at all these events along with all my other books.  I’ll also be appearing at the YA Lit. Con at London Film and Comic Con, but I’m not sure yet exactly when.  When we do know there may also be an extra event or two, we shall see…

Lunchtime events tend to be signings of a queue up and get your book signed variety, evening events tend to be ticketed and follow a short talk, reading, Q&A style format, followed by signing.  It would be only good manners to buy something from the store that’s hosting, but if you bring other books of mine to sign I’ll do my very best to oblige you. If you bring a lot of books (typically meaning you’re a dealer and are going to sell them) or have extravagant requests above and beyond simple signing and dedication, you might have to join the back of the queue and wait for the end.  We are somewhat at the mercy of the various shops’ staffing policies, so can’t absolutely promise to get to everything, but we certainly will try.

Posted in announcements, appearances by Joe Abercrombie on May 8th, 2015.

14 comments so far

  • Peter says:

    Hey Joe. Glad you’re coming to Preston of all places and can’t wait for Half a War!Just slightly confused about location. Is the signing at Waterstones or the Univeristy? 🙂

  • Phil.I.P. says:

    Nothing in the West Country, Joe? Not even Bath?

    How about BristolCon (26th September this year) instead?

    Regarding signings, the Rule of Three usually works well, I feel.

    Whatever, looking forward very much to HaW.

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    At the University.

    To quote Terminator, ‘just what you see, pal.’ There may be a couple more announced depending on what happens at the YA lit fest.

  • Darren says:


    See you in York! Ive missed the last few opertunities due to work so will book this one off now!

  • Lewis says:

    Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range?

  • Lisa says:

    Hey great news. I’m going to get the afternoon off work and make my way to the York or Leeds signing. So will all your previous books be on sales to buy and have signed at your table? Need to renew my tatty and much read Best Served Cold.


  • Darren says:


    See you in York or Leeds. Haven’t been able to make it to past ones due to work so going to book this off now.

    Plus, early release of HaW…Bonus!!

  • Kevin Hill says:

    Hi Joe. Started reading your books about year ago. Throughly enjoying. Looking forward to HaW.
    Just wandering is Belfast good ole NI ever likely to be on your radar?????for book signing..thanks. Kevin

  • Kareem says:

    Look forward to seeing you and your newest book in Nottingham! Will there be strippers?

  • SwindonNick says:

    Ahem? Bath? Given you live there I was kind of hoping you would wander into the centre of your own City to scribble in a few books!

  • Robin Firth says:

    Come to Birmingham you queefing ninny!

  • Isma'il M says:

    Y u no come Birmingham????

    Pencil us down for any future tours or any other events!

  • innokenti says:

    Just back from the Reading lunchtime signing. Thank you for your time furiously scribbling many many many signatures! Always appreciated.

    Already knee-deep in Half a War, captured me at the first chapter. Good work…

    All the best for the rest of the tour(s).

  • julie says:

    Just love your books Look forward to the films/ tv series! When you come to Brighton let me know!

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