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Chorleywood Litfest 2015

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

Jonathon Dimbleby snipA 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 MemoirNick Frost snipping

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!

Hannah Matthews Marketing Executive

Hannah Matthews
Marketing Executive

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