Chiltern Bookshops Events

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Join us to hear authors chat about their current publication and share the inspiration behind their books. Come alone or with friends – the atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed, and we generally serve refreshments. These are really sociable occasions: great opportunities to meet like-minded people, as well as to hear how a writer thinks or writes or researches. Listening to someone talk about their work – fiction or non-fiction – brings it to life. If you’ve already read the book, you’ll understand it in a new light; if you’ve still to start, then once you’ve had an author’s insights, the words will spring off the page in a very specific and personal way.

The talk generally lasts around an hour, including questions from the audience. Afterwards, there’s usually the chance to meet the writer and ask them to sign a copy of their book.

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An evening with Rachel Clarke

Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN

Join NHS palliative care doctor Rachel Clarke, for an insightful evening discussing her latest book The Story of a Heart. The first of our organs to form,...

An evening with Craig Brown

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Join bestselling (and incredibly funny) author Craig Brown, as he turns his attention to Queen Elizabeth II in an unforgettable and fascinating biography. Virginia Woolf compared...

An evening with Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Have you ever watched a cloud being born? Clouds come in all manner of shapes and sizes. From low-lying stratus to high-flying cirrus via sun...

An evening with Robert Harris

Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN

Join bestselling author Robert Harris, as we chat about his latest novel Precipice. Summer 1914. A world on the brink of catastrophe. In London, 26-year-old Venetia Stanley –...

An afternoon with Dr Chintal Patel

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Dr Chintal Patel is here to make everyday cooking and eating at home as enjoyable and nourishing as possible. No time? Turn to the 15-minute Meals or Time-saver Tray...

An evening with Lynda La Plante

Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN

Lynda La Plante has lived an illustrious life and has the stories to prove it! From her early days in Liverpool to her unexpected acceptance...

An evening with Ben Macintyre

The Reach Free School, Uxbridge Road, Mill End, Rickmansworth WD3 8AB

Join bestselling author and historian Ben Macintyre as we celebrate the launch of his new book The Siege, the remarkable story of the greatest SAS hostage drama On April...

An evening with Al Murray

Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN

The Battle of Arnhem is one of the best-known stories in British military history: a daring but thwarted attempt to secure a vital bridgehead across...

An evening with Clare Chambers

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Join Clare Chambers, bestselling author of Small Pleasures, as we chat about her new novel Shy Creatures, a compelling story about love, family and the transformative power of...

An evening with Sonia Purnell

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

An electrifying re-examination of one of the twentieth century’s greatest unsung power players When Pamela Churchill Harriman died in 1997, the obituaries that followed were...