Chiltern Bookshops Events

Events

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 Janice Hallett

Chorleywood Bookshop 7 New Parade, Chorleywood, United Kingdom

Six Students. One Murder. Your Time Starts Now... The mature students of Royal Hastings University's new art course have been trouble from day one. From...

An evening with Wendy Joseph KC

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Wendy Joseph KC returns to Chorleywood to chat about her latest book Rough Justice. Four gripping stories from the Old Bailey that force us to consider:...

An evening with Ottolenghi co-authors: Helen, Verena & Tara

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Join Ottolenghi Comfort co-authors Helen, Verena, and Tara to celebrate food, stories of home and the connections we make as we cook; from place to place and from person...

An evening with Tom Parker Bowles

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Join award-winning food writer Tom Parker Bowles for an evening exploring royal culinary history. From breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners, to coronations and state banquets, Cooking and the...

An evening with Simon Heffer

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

The English language has evolved throughout its history, and usually for good reasons. However, in recent years, egged on by social media and the ubiquity...

An evening with James Holland

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

It should have been an easy victory. After triumph in Tunisia, the sweeping success of the Sicilian invasion, and with Italy finally knocked out of...

An evening with Jenny Eclair

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

How did little Jenny Hargreaves become Jenny Eclair and elbow her way into the male dominated world of 1980s stand-up? Daughter of Major Derek Hargreaves...

An evening with John Lewis-Stempel

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

‘That John Lewis-Stempel is one of the best nature writers of his generation is undisputed.’ – Country Life Our countryside is iconic: a series of...

An evening with Ned Palmer

Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, WD3 6AS The Green, Sarratt, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Join expert Cheesemonger Ned Palmer, for a celebration of all things French cheese! Charles de Gaulle famously said it was impossible to govern a country...

An afternoon with Iain Dale

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Were the signs that Putin is a ruthless dictator there all along? How should we deal with President Xi of China? Given the world seems...