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May 2019

Bletchley Park and D Day with David Kenyon

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

The untold story of Bletchley Park's key role in the success of the Normandy campaign Since the secret of Bletchley Park was revealed in the 1970s, the work of its codebreakers has become one of the most famous stories of the Second World War. But cracking the Nazis' codes was only the start of the process. Thousands of secret intelligence workers were then involved in making crucial information available to the Allied leaders and commanders who desperately needed it. Using…

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A Night with Victoria Hislop

31 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LN United Kingdom
£20

The gripping new novel by Sunday Times Number One bestseller Victoria Hislop is set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship, all of which left deep scars. Themis is part of a family bitterly divided by politics and, as a young woman, her fury with those who have collaborated with the Nazis, drives her to fight for the Communists. She is eventually imprisoned on the notorious islands of exile, Makronisos…

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June 2019

My Life as a Forensic Psychologist with Kerry Daynes

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

'Enthralling and terrifying in equal amounts. Both unforgettable and unputdownable.' PROFESSOR DAME SUE BLACK, Britain's leading forensic anthropologist and author of the Sunday Times bestseller All That Remains Kerry Daynes has worked with some of the most complex and challenging criminals in prisons and secure hospitals as well as the victims of crime. A large part of her day job is spent delving into the psyche of convicted men and women to try to understand what lies behind their actions…

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I Never Knew That About Coastal England with Christopher Winn

6 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Library, Lower Road
Chorleywood, WD35LB
£8

We all love to be beside the seaside! Be it the crunch of the sand beneath your feet, or the promise of an unexplored rock pool that draws you to the sea, prepare to be whisked away by bestselling author Christopher Winn as we delve into the charming tales of England's coastline. Divided into eighteen chapters – one for each of the coastal counties in the UK – this book and event will entertain and illuminate, by casting new light…

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Tudor Queens with Alison Weir

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

A GERMAN PRINCESS WITH A GUILTY SECRET. The King is in love with Anna's portrait, but she has none of the accomplishments he seeks in a new bride. She prays she will please Henry, for the balance of power in Europe rests on this marriage alliance. But Anna's past is never far from her thoughts, and the rumours rife at court could be her downfall. Everyone knows the King won't stand for a problem queen. This is the story of…

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The Body Coach: Joe Wicks in Chorleywood

8 June @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LN United Kingdom
£20.00

The first veggie cookbook from the nation's favourite healthy cook and fitness sensation, Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach. Get ready for Joe's vegetarian take on Lean in 15: The Shift Plan, which is the bestselling healthy eating book of all time. Inside are a hundred flavour-packed vegetarian recipes, many of which are also vegan, plus three exclusive Body Coach HIIT workouts and a bonus abs workout. From Smoky Sweet Potato Chilli to 'Creamy' Butternut Pasta, Veggie Lean in 15 features a fantastic range…

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Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess with Amanda Owen

12 June @ 7:45 pm
Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LN United Kingdom
£10.00

‘Amanda’s life is one of old-fashioned values, hard graft and plenty of love. She, like her life, is extraordinary’ Ben Fogle Recently featured in hit TV series Our Yorkshire Farm, watched by 2.2 million viewers each week, Amanda Owen - the Yorkshire Shepherdess - left city life behind to become a traditional shepherdess on a remote hill farm, Ravenseat, high in the Yorkshire Dales. Now a mum of nine (ranging in age from two to seventeen) and shepherdess to a…

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Born Lippy with Jo Brand

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

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman and sometimes it's time to be a hard woman . . . This is a book for all those times. Once upon a (very very) long time ago Jo Brand was what you might describe as 'a nice little girl'. Of course, that was before the values of cynicism, misogyny and the societal expectation that Jo would be thin, feminine and demure sent her off down Arsey Avenue. The plot thickened, when due…

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How to Write a book in an Hour with Edward Docx

17 June @ 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LN United Kingdom
£12

Chorleywood Bookshop welcomes award-winning author Edward Docx as we learn how to write a novel in one hour! Do you have a story you’d like to tell? Have you ever thought of becoming an author? Do you have lots of good ideas that you’d like to craft into something more substantial? Then come along to Chorleywood War Memorial Hall for an hour of insight, advice, encouragement and 10 practical tips on how to turn your thoughts into a professional storyline.…

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The Midult’s: Annabel Rivkin & Emilie McMeekan

17 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Library, Lower Road
Chorleywood, WD35LB
£8

'I have been waiting for this book my entire life. It's brilliant.' - Claudia Winkleman 'I'm absolutely fine but I slightly need to pee, I followed the road less travelled and now I don't know where the hell I am, I may bleed to death shaving my legs, my soul aches, another week has ended without me becoming accidentally rich, I just put my keys in the fridge, unexpected object in the bagging area, I'll have a café mocha vodka…

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