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September 2019

Gift a Book 2019

1 September @ 8:00 am - 6 December @ 5:00 pm

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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An evening with Anna Hope and Mary Beth Keane

3 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chenies Manor, Chenies
Rickmansworth, WD3 6ER United Kingdom
£8.00

Hannah, Cate and Lissa are young, vibrant and inseparable. Living on the edge of a common in East London, their shared world is ablaze with art and activism, romance and revelry – and the promise of everything to come. They are electric. They are the best of friends. Ten years on, they are not where they hoped to be. Amidst flailing careers and faltering marriages, each hungers for what the others have. And each wrestles with the same question: what…

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A Cloud a Day with Gavin Pretor-Pinney

4 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood Library, Lower Road
Chorleywood, WD35LB

Join Chorleywood Bookshop for a truly unique event celebrating the beautiful and vast variety of our cloud filled world... Cloudspotter and bestselling author Gavin Pretor-Pinney delivers a moment of calm atmospheric contemplation to members of his Cloud Appreciation Society by sharing a cloud image and story every day. A Cloud a Day urges all of us to keep our heads in the clouds with 365 fascinating formations from his extraordinarily popular Cloud Appreciation Society collection. Inspirational quotes and informative cloud facts accompany…

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An evening with Sir Tim Waterstone

5 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LN United Kingdom
£8.00

Bookseller meets bookseller...Chorleywood Bookshop are thrilled to welcome Sir Tim Waterstone for a thoroughly booky evening! Tim Waterstone is one of Britain's most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstone's empire that started with one small bookshop in 1982. In this charming and evocative memoir, he recalls the childhood experiences that led him to become an entrepreneur and outlines the business philosophy that allowed Waterstone's to dominate the bookselling business throughout the country. Tim explores his formative years in a small…

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Born Lippy with Jo Brand

10 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 6EW
£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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The Second Sleep with Robert Harris

11 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 6EW
£20

1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts – coins, fragments of glass, human bones – which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? Fairfax becomes determined to discover the truth. Over the course of the next six days, everything he believes – about himself, his faith and the history of his…

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An evening with Jon Sopel

13 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dr Challoner’s High School (Girls School), Cokes Lane
Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB United Kingdom
£20.00

Welcome to the White House. At the heart of Washington, there is a circus. It's raucous, noisy and full of clowns. Reporting on it is a daily cacophony. Four major stories can blow up and blow out before breakfast, and political weather systems are moving at warp speed. The one thing absent from the weather forecast is the tranquil eye of the storm. That we never see. In A Year at the Circus: Inside Trump's White House, BBC North America Editor, Jon…

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Chorleywood Bookshop and Watford Boys School present Dr Richard Shepherd

16 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
watford boys school
£8.00

We are thrilled to announce that the UK’s leading forensic pathologist (and WBGS Old Boy) Dr Richard Shepherd, will be delivering a talk in the James Theatre at WBGS on Monday 16th September at 7pm.  Dr Shepherd has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents, all in the pursuit of the truth. And while he's been involved in some of the most high-profile cases of recent times, including Princess Diana, Stephen Lawrence,  the 9/11 attacks and the…

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The Confession with Jessie Burton

18 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Spend and evening with Chorleywood Bookshop and Jessie Burton discussing her sensational new novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse. One winter's afternoon on Hampstead Heath in 1980, Elise Morceau meets Constance Holden and quickly falls under her spell. Connie is bold and alluring, a successful writer whose novel is being turned into a major Hollywood film. Elise follows Connie to LA, a city of strange dreams and swimming pools and late-night gatherings of glamorous…

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Dambusters raid with military historian Max Hastings

19 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 6EW
£10

A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings. Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17 May 1943, was an epic that has passed into Britain’s national legend. Max Hastings grew up embracing the story, the classic 1955 movie and the memory of Guy Gibson, the 24-year-old wing-commander who led the raid. In the 21st Century,…

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