Celebrating The Chilterns – book launch & author signing!

Book Launch at Chorleywood Bookshop

Tuesday 30th April, 6.30pm at Chorleywood Bookshop, WD3 5NJ

Join Helen and Neil Matthews authors of Slow Travel: The Chilterns and the Thames Valley to celebrate their remarkable new book!

This new title from Bradt forms part of its distinctive ‘Slow Travel’ series and is the only title available to cover the Chilterns and Thames Valley in depth.  Divided into six easily manageable sections, Bradt’s The Chilterns and Thames Valley lifts the lid on what makes this area so distinctive. Chalk grasslands, beech woods, streams and wooded valleys provide a perfect landscape for walking. The Thames Valley follows the route of one of the world’s most famous rivers. You can find key sites of monarchical and parliamentary power such as Windsor Castle and Chequers, the location of Magna Carta’s sealing at Runnymede and the birthplaces of men and women who have led dissent down the ages. A host of well-loved authors has lived and written here, depicting Paradise, defining our childhoods and painting timeless images of England and its people.

Tuesday 30th April, 6.30pm  at Chorleywood Bookshop, WD3 5NJ 

The Country of Larks: A Chiltern Journey by Gail Simmons

In the autumn of 1874, the author Robert Louis Stevenson set out on a three-day journey across the gently rolling Chiltern Hills. Almost 150 years later, spurred by the looming construction of the HS2 railway, travel writer Gail Simmons takes to the highways and byways of her childhood to follow in his footsteps. Combining an account of her walk through beech woods, farmland and villages dating back to the Domesday Book with impassioned interviews and personal memories, she peels back the layers of history, recording forever a world destined for change.


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