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James Holland, historian, writer, broadcaster and author will be visiting us to discuss his most recent book, "Normandy '44" D-Day and the 76 days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed have come to be seen as a defining episode in the Second World War. Its story has been endlessly retold, and yet it remains a narrative burdened by both myth and assumed knowledge. In this reexamined history, James Holland presents a broader overview, one that challenges much of what…Find out more »
We are looking forward to our first event at the newly refurbished Venue, The Black Horse in Chorleywood.
Louise Hare's new debut novel "This Lovely City" is a poignant, conversation-starting book club novel set around Brixton’s Windrush community, exploring themes of race, parenthood, poverty, community and the schisms in post-war London society.
Louise Hare is a major new talent. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London and was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish prize, which supports unpublished female authors. Louise has been described as "the Best Debut novelist of 2020" by the Observer.
We welcome number one Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks to Chorleywood on May 19th at 7pm at Chorleywood Library.
Adele will give a creative writing masterclass on writing your first novel plus a talk about her new book "Just my Luck".
Adele will offer encouragement and a one-foot-in-front-of-the-other practical guide to the elusive art, craft and graft of fiction writing.
The course will cover topics such as:
Motives for writing
Can writing be taught?
Time and space for your novel
Practical conditions to optimise output
Experimenting with prose
Local celebrity baker Mich Turner is coming to Chenies Manor with her book, Everyday Bakes to Showstopper Cakes, a collection of recipes to take you all the way from the delicious everyday through to the spectacularFind out more »
A clarion call about the dangers of medicine for women, as well as a manual for how women can get the right care for their bodies, with practical suggestions for what women can do.
An exposé and practical guide to help women take control of their own health to get the care they need.
Sex Matters tackles one of the most urgent, yet unspoken issues facing women's health care today: all models of medical research and practice are based on male-centric models that ignore the unique biological and emotional differences between men and women – an omission that endangers women's lives.
Leading expert on sex and gender medicine Dr. Alyson McGregor focuses on the key areas where these differences are most potentially harmful, addressing:
❖ Cardiac and stroke diagnosis and treatment in women
❖ Prescription and dosing of pharmaceuticals
❖ Subjective evaluation of women's symptoms ❖ Pain and pain management
❖ Hormones and female biochemistry (including prescribed hormones)
❖ How economic status, race, and gender identity are additional critical factorsFind out more »
Invitation to a Literary Lunch with David Mitchell
1st June, Midday, Chorleywood Golf Club
The spectacular new novel from the bestselling author David Mitchell of CLOUD ATLAS and THE BONE CLOCKS, "one of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country" - Independent.
Doors open 12 midday, sit down lunch at 12.30pm
Venue Chorleywood Golf Club, Common Road, Chorleywood WD3 5LN
Tickets £35 to include a 2 course lunch and a copy of Utopia Avenue RRP £20
Available from www.chilternbookshops.co.uk or
Chorleywood Bookshop 01923 283566
The Roasting Tin Around the World: Global One Dish Dinners
with Rukmini Iyer - June 8th 7.00pm - Chorleywood Memorial Hall
The Roasting Tin series by bestselling cookery writer Rukmini Iyer is probably the most useful set of books you can have in your kitchen. Fans and new readers alike will be thrilled with her latest, The Roasting Tin Around the World which includes dishes from all corners of the globe with 75 brand new recipes.
Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian (and the fifth-bestselling historian overall) in the United Kingdom having sold over 3 million books worldwide. She has published nineteen history books, including her most recent non-fiction book, Queens of the Conquest, the first in her England’s Medieval Queens quartet. Alison has also published ten historical novels. We look forward to welcoming Alison to Chorleywood on Monday 15th June at 7pm at the Chorleywood Memorial Hall Common Road Chorleywood WD3 5LN. Tickets £10.
"Six Tudor Queens : Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen" RRP £20 will be just £18 on the night.Find out more »
To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week, we'll be hosting our very first virtual quiz night in collaboration with Macmillan Collector's Library. There will be 6 exciting rounds, with the winning team walking away with five books of their choice from the Macmillan Collectors Library. There will also be a bonus prize for the best quiz team name. So if you think you know your Kafka from your Kipling, your Brontë from your Brothers Grimm then this is the quiz for you!…Find out more »
On Saturday 27th June, we're excited to be hosting a children's 'pop-up bookshop' at the wonderful Cassiobury Junior School, Watford, WD17 3BN. There will be a wide range of children's titles suitable for all ages, and we'll be on hand to provide recommendations. We'll also have a selection of the latest bestsellers for adults, so there’ll definitely be smiles all round! The fair will be open from 10am to 4pm, with plenty of space to allow you to browse comfortably and safely. Card payments…Find out more »