Talks, Tours & Events for Adults

Harry Potter Editor Talks to Best Selling Preston Author AJ Hartley

A J Hartley in front of Cold Bath Street sign

Wednesday 18 July
Meet New York Times bestselling author A J Hartley, author of Cold Bath Street, the best selling book set in Preston, who will be in conversation with Barry Cunningham, former editor of the Harry Potter books at Bloomsbury.

 A J Hartley will discuss the astonishing publishing phenomenon "Cold Bath Street", a ghost thriller set in Preston, with Barry Cunningham, the man who discovered Harry Potter. A J Hartley has written books with Blink 182's Tom de Longe which have won him international acclaim along with many major awards including the SIBA Book Award and the Kirkus Award for best teen book. He is currently Amazon and Audible Number One and Number One in the Waterstones charts.


Image: A J Hartley in front of Cold Bath Street sign


At the end of the event Barry will be announcing the shortlist for the spooky writing competition. All the shortlisted young authors will be published in a book and one of them will win a year’s worth of books!


Barry Cunningham

What time? 6.00-7.30pm

Cost? Free

Do I need to book in advance? Yes.

Booking essential on Harris Eventbrite.




"Cold Bath Street" is now on sale in the museum shop priced £7.99.


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