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October 2019

Creative Writing Course at Chenies Manor with Wendy Holden

15 October - 16 October
Chenies Manor, Chenies
Rickmansworth, WD3 6ER United Kingdom
£325

An exclusive creative writing course in the stunning setting of historic Chenies Manor House, one of Britain’s finest Tudor mansions, with bestselling biographer, novelist and historian Wendy Holden. Whether you are interested in writing a novel, a biography, or a short story, this course is for you. Participants will be guided in how to develop prose style and the course will be suitable for beginners as well as those embarking on a project already begun. After an introduction to the…

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My Penguin Year with Lindsay McCrae

21 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LN United Kingdom
£8

Who doesn't love penguins? We're delighted to welcome Lindsay McCrae, whose dedication to an emperor penguin colony in Antarctica has produced a beautiful book with stunning photography and some engaging tales to recount to us. The book is released that day. Hear how, for 337 days, award-winning wildlife cameraman Lindsay McCrae intimately followed 11,000 emperor penguins amid the singular beauty of Antarctica. This is his masterful chronicle of one penguin colony’s astonishing journey of life, death, and rebirth—and of the…

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An afternoon with Katharine McMahon and a light lunch

25 October @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chenies Manor, Chenies
Rickmansworth, WD3 6ER United Kingdom
£16

All the questions you've ever wanted to ask an Author. Katharine McMahon, author of " The Rose of Sebastopol" is celebrating the launch of her new book "The Hour of Separation". Katharine has agreed to come and have a relaxed lunch with Chorleywood bookshop and discuss her new book, which is set in the local area. She has also offered to talk about writing in general and the challenges of being an author. Doors open at midday and a light…

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Mike Read Book Signing

26 October @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Both Bookshops

PLEASE NOTE:  Signings will be in both bookstores; Chorleywood 10-11am and Gerrards Cross 11.30am to 12.30pm NO NEED TO BOOK PLEASE JUST COME ALONG We are pleased to welcome to the bookshop, Radio DJ MIKE READ, Television Presenter and Journalist, who is releasing his first book of a series “A 1000 YEARS OF A LONDON STREET” – DENMARK STREET It’s a comprehensive dive into the fascinating history of London’s Denmark Street, the first of a series entitled, ‘A Thousand Years…

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An evening with Joanna Cannon and Nathan Filer

28 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LN United Kingdom
£10

Join Chorleywood Bookshop and two exceptional authors who debunk myths, challenges assumptions and offer a fresh insight into what it means to be mad, what it means to struggle. And what it means to be human. 'A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn't eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I sat in a cubicle, behind paper-thin…

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Dacre Stoker’s Prequel to Dracula: Dracul

29 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Library, Lower Road
Chorleywood, WD35LB
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£8

It's the perfect time of the year to present the prequel to Dracula and we're delighted to welcome Dacre Stoker, co-author of Dracul and manager of the Bram Stoker Estate to the Chorleywood LitFest 2019. Dacre is visiting the UK during the paperback release of the novel and will be sharing with us the secrets behind the writing and research of the book. This supernatural thriller is inspired by the notes left behind by Bram Stoker on his classic novel.…

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November 2019

Rick Stein’s Secret France

1 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dr Challoner’s High School (Girls School), Cokes Lane
Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB United Kingdom
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"France was the first place that I really began to understand the enormous power of great produce and cooking to change my life" Rick Stein is back with a new book, "Secret France" in which he takes a nostalgic look back at the place where his love of food began. The book, and accompanying BBC TV series, asks if he is just wistfully looking back at early food memories or whether the new generation of French chefs in the true…

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Wizards, Warriors and Dragons with Cressida Cowell

9 November @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Beacon School, 15 Amersham Road, Chesham Bois, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5PF
£15

No.1 Bestselling Series from the Blue Peter Award winning author of How To Train Your Dragon. Enter a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful magic in an exciting new fantasy adventure... "Do not be afraid, dear trees," implores Crusher the Giant as he strides through the forest ... while up above, the Witches sharpen their talons in readiness. Welcome to the third electrifying book in The Wizards of Once series! Fizzing with magic, we meet a host of glorious…

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“A rock and roll moment in time” with Jo Wood

11 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LN United Kingdom
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£20

Welcome to Jo Wood, English model, Television personality and Entrepreneur. During her marriage to Ronnie Wood, she travelled all over the world with the Rolling Stones. These are the pictures she took along the way. The pictures are a behind the scenes look at life of the road. Although they were never taken with the idea of a book in mind, Jo has made a beautiful book of stories and insights into the real people behind the public gaze. Jo…

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A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles with Ned Palmer

13 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Library, Lower Road
Chorleywood, WD35LB
£10

Every cheese tells a story, whether it's a fresh young goat's cheese or a big beefy eighteen-month-old cheddar. The flavour speaks to you about the place it was made, the season of its making and the craft of its maker. And each style of cheese reflects the culture of the people who first made it, and their place in history. A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles tells the story of a people and their cheeses, from prehistoric Celts to…

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