Gillian O’Driscol
CW and GX

Gillian joined our bookshop in 2014, having previously worked as a librarian and Bookstart co-ordinator. She enjoys promoting books, helping with events and also volunteers with listening books. Gillian is an avid reader!


Jacqui Patience
Manager, Gerrards Cross

Jacqui’s background is in marketing, but her true passion is books, she joined the bookshop in 2017. An avid reader of literary fiction from the 20 century, Jacqui is your go-to bookseller for recommendations of vintage novels. When she’s not reading, you’ll find Jacqui in the cinema. She loves films!

Wendy Wright
Manager, Chorleywood

Wendy joined the bookshop in 2013, background is in accounting, but she is now enjoying her lifelong dream of working in a bookshop. Wendy runs two book clubs – Book Lovers and Chorleywood Crime Bookclub. Wendy loves to recommend a good read to undecided customers.

Martin McKean

Martin has been involved with the bookshops for many years but only officially joined in 2015. He works in the shops, pays the bills, does the returns, delivers to customers, supports at the events and fixes the printers. He also keeps us all happy and filled with tea! Martin enjoys most fiction with a slight bias towards historical fiction.

Sheryl Shurville

Sheryl left nursing to become a bookseller and co-owner of Chorleywood Bookshop in 2003 and acquired Gerrards Cross Bookshop in 2008. She is passionate about reading, books and sharing the experience with as many people as possible. Sheryl reads fiction and non-fiction alike and would love more hours in the day to read!

Helen John

Helen has been with the bookshop since 2013. Her artistic talents result in beautiful window display including being the chief scarecrow maker! Helen can always be found chatting to customers, recommending her latest reads and making everyone feel welcome, particularly dogs and babies!


Mark Jackson-Hancock
CW and GX

Mark has worked in a variety of bookshops over the past 25 years including the House of Commons Bookshop, Ottakar’s Waterstones and Foyles. He lives in Kings Langley and enjoys reading fiction, history, biography, poetry and philosophy. He knows a lot about books!

Debbie Bloomfield
Schools Development

Debbie has just joined the bookshop team with the specific job of working with schools to encourage young people to get their noses into books.  Still a child at heart and formerly a teacher, Debbie absolutely loves reading pretty much anything for herself and out loud to little ones, and has just discovered that she likes crime thrillers.

CW and GX

Milo has been with us since 2008. His favourite book is Hairy Maclary’s Bone. Milo’s main job is to pick up any crumbs that fall on the floor. He loves to chase balls and sticks and will offer a paw for a treat of any kind.

CW and GX

Poppalula joined us in 2012. Her favourite book is The Detective Dog. Poppy’s main job is to do nothing but receive fuss. She can often be found at one of the shops swishing her tail whilst waiting for a tickle.