Coventry author’s books now available at historic city landmarks - The Coventry Observer

Coventry author’s books now available at historic city landmarks

Coventry Editorial 6th Feb, 2023   0

COVENTRY children’s author Aaron Ashmore’s books will now be available for youngsters to enjoy and learn about the city’s history at St Mary’s Guildhall and Coombe Abbey Hotel.

Aaron has written books such as The Time Travelling Coventry Taxi – which he co-wrote with son Oscar – and Lady Godiva’s Birthday Suit among others.

He joined forces with No Ordinary Hospitality Management (NOHM), which runs the guildhall and Coombe Abbey, during national storytelling week.

Coombe Abbey spent the week, which ran between January 28 and February 5, looking back on ten centuries of history from its founding by Cistercian monks in 1150 to its fate in the dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s.

Mary Queen of Scots was detained at the Guildhall in 1569, while in 1847 Frederick Douglass advocated for the end of slavery on stage in the Great Hall.

Aaron said: “There is so much history to be discovered across Coventry and really exciting that our books will be in place for people to enjoy at two incredible venues to build on what they learn at St Mary’s Guildhall and add to their experience at Coombe Abbey.

“It would be great to see lots of young visitors and their families finding a moment to leaf through one the books and hopefully learn something about their city and the incredible people who have shaped its identity.”

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