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December 2019

Christmas Dates and Offers

1 December @ 10:00 am - 22 December @ 4:00 pm

Choosing a present for the special people in your life shouldn't be something you do in a hurry.  Here at the bookshop, we love a leisurely browse so we have made time in December when you can do just that.  Come and peruse and, if you can't find what you need, we are only too happy to help you with bookish suggestions, or order in the perfect gift. We are now open on Sundays for longer from 10am to 4pm…

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Gift a Book 2019

25 December
£5 – £20

This Christmas Chorleywood and Gerrards Cross Bookshops are giving back and we need your help to do it! To read is one of the greatest joys we have but sadly not every child has access to the wonderful books that we take for granted. That’s why Chorleywood and Gerrards Cross Bookshops started Gift a Book, as a way of giving children in Herts and Bucks a new book to love and cherish at Christmas. We launched Gift a Book three years ago and we were…

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January 2020

Feel Better in 5 with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

8 January, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Reach Free School, Long Lane, WD3 8AB

Start the year with the very best of intentions and keep your New Year's Resolutions with the help of Dr Rangan Chatterjee. We can't wait to kick-start 2020 with one of the UK's most influential doctors, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, whose new book, "Feel Better in 5" is full of helpful and realistic tips that are simple, effective and flexible. Dr Chatterjee's mission is to inspire people to transform their health and happiness through making small, sustainable changes to their lifestyles.…

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An evening with crime writer Sophie Hannah

21 January, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Library, Lower Road
Chorleywood, WD3 5LB
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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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The Art of Rest with Claudia Hammond

23 January, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Library, Lower Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LB United Kingdom

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 – ‘The Rest Test’ –…

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Eat Green with Melissa Hemsley

27 January, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Memorial Hall Common Road Chorleywood WD3 5LN

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

Life Lessons from Brain Surgeon, Dr Rahul Jandial

12 February, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Library, Lower Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LB United Kingdom

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. From stories of a languages teacher who has to choose whether to lose her ability to speak Spanish or English after brain surgery, to a former TV exec, now homeless, who discovers that his life-altering despondency is the result…

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March 2020

How to Find Morality with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

11 March, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Library, Lower Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LB United Kingdom

'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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April 2020

The Creative Writing Course with Wendy Holden returns!

27 April, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 28 April, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Chenies Manor House Chenies, WD3 6ER

‘I have been on several other creative writing courses but this was, without doubt, one of the best. Wendy was firm but kind and inspired me to create stories out of nowhere that improved my writing skills.’ Martin We're over the moon to be able to announce another Creative Writing Course with author Wendy Holden. In the stunning setting of historic Chenies Manor House, one of Britain’s finest Tudor mansions, unleash your creative self, helped along by bestselling biographer, novelist…

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