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January 2020

An evening with crime writer Sophie Hannah

21 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Library, Lower Road
Chorleywood, WD3 5LB
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£8

We're looking forward to our first fiction event of 2020 with Sophie Hannah, international bestselling crime fiction writer. Her psychological thriller "The Carrier" won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. Not only this, she also writes Poirot continuation mysteries, is a bestselling poet (shortlisted for the TS Eliot award) and has published a self help book, "How to Hold a Grudge". There is no end to her writing talents! We will be talking…

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Unlock the Universe with Lucy Hawking

22 January @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Beacon School, 15 Amersham Road, Chesham Bois, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5PF
£8 – £15

We're very excited to welcome Lucy Hawking who is speaking about "Unlocking the Universe", the last book that she worked on with her father, Stephen Hawking, before his death in March 2018. Unlocking the Universe is the ultimate non-fiction compendium for readers of ages eight and up. The book draws together fascinating real-life facts and insights from leading scientists including Professor Hawking himself. There is also brand new content from key scientific figures including essays on genetics, the rejection of…

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The Art of Rest with Claudia Hammond

23 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Library, Lower Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LB United Kingdom
£8

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Contemplate rest with Chorleywood Bookshop and BBC Radio 4's voice of psychology and mental health, Claudia Hammond. She will be speaking about her book, "The Art of Rest" and about how being busy has become a badge of honour. We want to say we’re busy, yet at the same time we feel exhausted. Instead we should start taking rest seriously as a method of self-care. Claudia will talk about her collaboration on the ground-breaking research…

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Eat Green with Melissa Hemsley

27 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Memorial Hall Common Road Chorleywood WD3 5LN
£10

Do you want to be inspired to set great intentions for responsible and sustainable eating? Come and be enthused by Melissa Hemsley and her new cookbook: Eat Green. Melissa is an omnivore who cares deeply about responsibly sourced foods and minimal wastage. Her cook book contains 100 or more flexitarian recipes. That is, they may contain meat or fish but alternatives are suggested for meat-free options. Her fuss-free, big-flavoured food philosophy using the most popular fruit and veg is a down to…

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February 2020

An Afternoon with author Stacey Halls

7 February @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
St Andrew’s United Reform Church, 12 Packhorse road
Gerrards Cross, SL9 7QE United Kingdom
£15

From Stacey Halls, author of the bestselling novel "The Familiars" comes her new book, "The Foundling". London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst - that Clara has died in care - the last thing she expects to hear is that her daughter has already been reclaimed - by her. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to…

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Life Lessons from Brain Surgeon, Dr Rahul Jandial

12 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Reach Free School, Long Lane, Mill End, Rickmansworth WD3 8AB
£15

PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE DUE TO DEMAND! We're delighted to welcome, all the way from Los Angeles, world-leading neuroscientist and neurosurgeon Dr Rahul Jandial who draws on his years of work with disorders and illnesses to reveal what this can tell us about the science of the mind.  His book Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon makes suggestions on how to: boost your memory control stress and emotions minimize pain unleash your creativity raise smart kids reduce the risk of…

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Children’s Creative Writing Course

17 February @ 9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Chorleywood Library, Lower Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LB United Kingdom
£30

  Back by popular demand!  A morning of creative writing with local creative writing teacher, Penny Pugh.  It's all about fun and creativity.  Drinks, a snack and a £5 book voucher is included. Book Here

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Prue Leith together with Peta Leith and The Vegetarian Kitchen

20 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CHORLEYWOOD WAR MEMORIAL HALL, COMMON ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 5LN, UK
£12 – £26

We're getting behind vegetarian cooking as a responsible alternative for our health and our planet with an event with Bake-off's one and only Prue Leith and her niece, Peta Leith, in conversation about their new book: The Vegetarian Kitchen. One hundred delicious, heartwarming vegetarian and vegan recipes from Prue Leith – the founder of Leiths School of Food and Wine, chef and Bake Off judge – and her niece Peta Leith, a former pastry sous chef at The Ivy and lifelong vegetarian.…

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March 2020

How to Find Morality with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

11 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exam Hall, Merchant Taylor’s School, Rickmansworth HA6 2HT
£8 – £30

How can we build - or rebuild - a collective culture that is able to both respect difference and draw us together to work for the common good? In association with Merchant Taylors' School, we welcome Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks to discuss the release of his new book: "Morality, why we need it and how to find it" Released on 5th March 2020, Lord Sacks talks to key modern influencers and thinkers - including Jordan Peterson, Melinda Gates and David…

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Julia Samuels on Change

17 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Library, Lower Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LB United Kingdom
£10

'If change is the natural order of things, why do so many people struggle with the milestones of life - from first jobs and first loves to children leaving home and retirement?’ Join us for an evening of reflection on the theme of change with acclaimed psychotherapist Julia Samuel and her new book, "This Too Shall Pass". Based on hours of conversations with her patients showing how we can learn to adapt and thrive during our most difficult and transformative…

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