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September 2021

The Prosecutor with Nazir Afzal

20 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Memorial Hall Common Road Chorleywood WD3 5LN
£8

Meet the true face of British justice. Nazir Afzal knows a thing or two about justice. As a Chief Prosecutor, it was his job to make sure the most complex, violent and harrowing crimes made it to court, and that their perpetrators were convicted. From the Rochdale sex ring, to the earliest prosecutions for honour killing and modern slavery, Nazir was at the forefront of the British legal system for decades. But his story begins in Birmingham, in the sixties,…

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Rick Stein At Home

21 September @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr Challoner’s High School (Girls School), Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB, Cokes Lane
Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB United Kingdom
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£12

Rick Stein has spent his life travelling the world in search of cooking perfection – from France and Italy to Australia and the Far East – and inspiring millions of food lovers with the results. In his new book, Rick Stein At Home, he takes stock of his remarkable life and takes us into the rhythms and rituals of his home cooking. For Rick cooking at home is not all about dinner parties, it’s about nights in with your family,…

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An afternoon with Jacqueline Wilson

25 September @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Chorleywood Memorial Hall Common Road Chorleywood WD3 5LN
£8

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT We're delighted to welcome back bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson to Chorleywood this autumn. Jacqueline will be talking about her brand new novel The Primrose Railway Children, a heartwarming story of family and adventure, inspired by E. Nesbit's timeless classic. Sit back and enjoy the journey! Phoebe Robinson loves making up stories - just like her wonderful, imaginative Dad. When he mysteriously disappears, Phoebe, Perry, Becks and their mum must leave everything behind and move…

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How Not To Be Wrong with James O’Brien

27 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Memorial Hall Common Road Chorleywood WD3 5LN
£8

James O’Brien has made his name interrogating the opinions of his callers live on air, to well over a million listeners. From Brexit to Boris, people are used to being asked ‘what’ their views are, but when James asks ‘why’ they think what they do, he is often met with surprising and profound results. In How Not To Be Wrong, James puts himself under the microscope, laying open his personal beliefs and opinions on everything from racial prejudice to showing…

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Our Friends in Beijing with John Simpson

28 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dr Challoner’s High School (Girls School), Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB, Cokes Lane
Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB United Kingdom
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£10

We're delighted to be welcoming back veteran foreign correspondent John Simpson, who'll be talking about his new novel Our Friends in Beijing. OLD FRIENDS, NEW ENEMIES Jon Swift is in trouble again. His journalism career is in freefall. He is too old to be part of the new world order and he has never learned to suck up to those in charge. But experience has taught him to trust his instincts. When, for the first time in years, Jon runs…

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In The Shadow Of Queens – Alison Weir

29 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
CHORLEYWOOD WAR MEMORIAL HALL, COMMON ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 5LN, UK
£10

We're thrilled to welcome back acclaimed historian Alison Weir to Chorleywood, where she'll be talking about her short story collection In the Shadow of Queens. Behind every great king stands a queen. And behind every queen, the whole court watches on… Over the years of his reign, six different women took their place beside King Henry VIII of England as his wife and queen. But the real stories of the six Tudor queens belong to those who lived among them.…

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An evening with Simon Heffer

30 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Reach Free School, Long Lane, Mill End, Rickmansworth WD3 8AB
£10

This second volume of the bestselling diaries of Henry 'Chips' Channon takes us from the heady aftermath of the Munich agreement, when the Prime Minister Chips so admired was credited with having averted a general European conflagration, through the rapid unravelling of appeasement, and on to the tribulations of the early years of the Second World War. It closes with a moment of hope, as Channon, in recording the fall of Mussolini in July 1943, reflects: 'The war must be…

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October 2021

An evening with Gyles Brandreth

1 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dr Challoner’s High School (Girls School), Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB, Cokes Lane
Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB United Kingdom
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£20

Join the irrepressible Gyles Brandreth as he talks about his long-awaited autobiography Odd Boy Out. 'I am what my childhood made me.' But what is that exactly, Gyles? Who are you? And why? In Odd Boy Out Gyles Brandreth provides an extraordinarily revealing account of growing up and coming of age in an apparently well-to-do but always strapped-for-cash middle-class English family. It is a story about the ordinary things - family life, happiness, ambition, and love, but it is also…

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Miss Dior with Justine Picardie

5 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dr Challoner’s High School (Girls School), Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB, Cokes Lane
Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB United Kingdom
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£12

Miss Dior is a story of freedom and fascism, beauty and betrayal, roses and repression, and how the polished surface of fashion conceals hidden depths. It paints a portrait of the enigmatic woman behind the designer Christian Dior: his beloved younger sister Catherine, who inspired his most famous perfume and shaped his vision of femininity. Justine Picardie's journey takes her to Occupied Paris, where Christian honed his couture skills while Catherine dedicated herself to the French Resistance, until she was…

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Marc Morris Live Stream Event

7 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
At Home
£8

In collaboration with The Windsor and Eton Society we are delighted to bring you an evening in with Marc Morris. Sixteen hundred years ago Britain left the Roman Empire and swiftly fell into ruin. Grand cities and luxurious villas were deserted and left to crumble, and civil society collapsed into chaos. Into this violent and unstable world came foreign invaders from across the sea, and established themselves as its new masters. The Anglo-Saxons traces the turbulent history of these people…

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