Sewell & Gardner are proud to be sponsoring the Chorleywood Litfest 2015. This is a great opportunity to see some incredibly talented authors speak, tickets are on sale now so don’t miss out! Below is all the information you need to know about this exciting event-
An Evening of Fiction, Food & Fun
Wednesday 4th November, 7.30pm
An evening with three authors & three books, for an evening full of fun and laughter
An Evening with Dan Cruickshank
Thursday 5th November, 7.30pm
Join us to spend a fascinating evening in the company of TV presenter and historian Dan Cruickshank as we explore history through an unlikely format.
An Evening with Melvyn Bragg
Monday 9th November, 7.30pm
Melvyn Bragg is a novelist and writer of non-fiction as well as a broadcaster.
Debut Authors Evening
Tuesday 10th November, 7.30pm
A chance to meet four debut novelists each of whom has written a book with a very strong sense of place.
An Evening with Jonathan Dimbleby
Wednesday 11th November, 7.30pm
Jonathan Dimbleby is a writer and broadcaster, chairing the weekly Any Questions? programme on Radio 4. He previously anchored This Week for 10 years for ITV.
An Evening with Andrew Miller
Thursday 12th November, 7.30pm
Andrew Miller won the Costa Book of the Year Prize for his novel Pure. His writing is beautiful, poetic and descriptive and never interferes with great storytelling. He is one of the finest writers of his generation.
An Evening with Judith Miller
Friday 13th November, 7.30pm
This is a rare chance to bring along your antiques and get Judith Miller to explain and evaluate your family treasures. Judith is the resident expert on the Antiques Road Show and co-host of The House Detectives.
Footnotes from History with Giles Milton
Saturday 14th November, 12 noon
This book is full of spies, cannibals, adventurers and slaves. It reads like fiction but truly you could not make it up!
Judith Kerr in Conversation
Saturday 14th November, 2.30pm
Judith Kerr OBE is one of our best loved children’s authors. Her children’s books: The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mog, When Willy Went to the Wedding, The Great Granny Gang must be on every child’s book shelf and be amongst every adult’s favourite books to read aloud.
After the Storm with Sir Vince Cable
Saturday 14th November, 4.30pm
Vince Cable was the Liberal Democrat’s chief economic spokesperson from 2003 – 2010. His bestselling book The Storm explored the economic crash of 2008.
Truths, Half Truths & Little White Lies: A Memoir
Saturday 14th November, 7.30pm
Truths, Half Truths and Little White Lies is no misery memoir. It’s sad and painful in parts, but there is a sort of gratitude and love of life and people that runs through it that is kind of startling. You will not want to put it down. And you will miss Nick’s singular voice when you do.
Diamonds & a Queen with Jonathan Beckman
Sunday 15th November, 12 noon
This is a story that brilliantly illustrates how truth is stranger than fiction. It is the story of Marie Antoinette and a missing diamond necklace worth 1.6 million francs. She was accused of wasting cash on this necklace while the people were starving but did she?
Mistresses of Cliveden with Natalie Livingstone
Sunday 15th November, 2pm
This is the remarkable story of Cliveden, originally built by the Duke of Buckingham to allow him to conduct his scandalous affair with Anna-Maria, the Countess of Shrewsbury. A number of extraordinary women have been mistresses of this great house, now a hotel owned by the author’s husband.
A Game for all the Family with Sophie Hannah
Sunday 15th November, 4pm
Sophie Hannah is a master of the psychological thriller. In 2013, her last novel, The Carrier, won the Crime Thriller of the year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.
Miracle Babies of the Holocaust
Monday 16th November, 7.30pm
Journalist and biographer Wendy Holden tells the remarkable story of three ‘miracle babies’ secretly born in the German camps during World War Two.
Exploring Margaret Thatcher with Charles Moore
Tuesday 17th November, 7.30pm
Charles Moore was chosen by Margaret Thatcher in 1997 to write her biography, on condition he didn’t publish until after her death. He is an author and journalist who writes for the Daily Telegraph and The Spectator and has edited both these publications.
The Life of Charlotte Bronte
Wednesday 18th November, 7.30pm
A great chance to learn something more about one of England’s best loved novelists. Claire Harman portrays Charlotte as a pioneer of feminism publishing books at a time when most novels were penned by men. Published to mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte’s birth, this readable, lively biography sheds new light on Charlotte’s life.
For more information about this impressive line up or to buy tickets please visit- http://chilternbookshops.co.uk/chorleywood-litfest-2015
We look forward to seeing you there!