Saturday, 18 November 2017

BBC historian's right at home with Pride & Prejudice author

BBC historian's right at home with Pride & Prejudice author

SHE’S the Reading-born TV historian who once turned the tables on an interviewer who asked her what she most disliked about her ...

 

Earl is fascinated by King's great escape

Earl is fascinated by King's great escape

THE younger brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, is coming to Nettlebed Village Club later this month to talk about his ...

 

Tinker, tailor, playwright, spy

Tinker, tailor, playwright, spy

Janet Todd on The Secret Life of Aphra Behn | Henley Literary Festival | Friday, October 6 I LOVED the RSC’s joyous revival of Aphra ...

 

Running through wheat

Ian McEwan THE author of Atonement gave the audience at the Cliveden Literary Festival an enjoyable glimpse into the life of one of ...

 

Putting history on screen

Daisy Goodwin and Amanda Foreman QUEEN Victoria didn’t only bequeath her name to an era and a culture, she also left an astonishing ...

 

Brexit... what's nextit?

Sunday politics EARLY on Sunday morning Ian McEwan and Geordie Grieg, after talk of books, sex and interviews, covered Brexit. McEwan ...

 

Author visit

AUTHOR Morag Joss will visit Wargrave on Monday. Joss, whose novel Half-Broken Things won the Crime Writers Association’s Silver ...

 

It's time to Ma'am up

It's time to Ma'am up

Craig Brown | Henley Literary Festival | Saturday, October 7 CRAIG Brown had the 9pm bedtime story slot at the Kenton to tell us about ...

 

Henley Rotary Club

Henley Rotary Club

THE club donated £250 to a Henley primary school for new books. Pupils in year five at Sacred Heart Primary School each wrote a letter ...

 

Editor's a Latin lover

Editor's a Latin lover

Peter Stothard Town Hall PETER Stothard was editor of the Times and then of the Times Literary Supplement for a period that amounted ...

 

Building castles in the sand

Building castles in the sand

Clover Stroud, Memoir Writing Workshop Phyllis Court Pavilion THE Oxfordshire-based author of The Wild Other, a memoir about coping ...

 

Memory holds key to a cure

Memory holds key to a cure

Joseph Jebelli Town Hall JOSEPH Jebelli’s session on his book In Pursuit of Memory brought together neuroscience and the very personal ...

 

Spy was a sharp operator

Spy was a sharp operator

Mihir Bose Town Hall ALTHOUGH I had heard of Mihir Bose, it wasn’t my choice to go and see him! My husband, who enjoys cricket, wanted ...

 

Authors who float your boat

Wildfire Proof Party The Hibernia WARMLY welcomed as we boarded The Hibernia, offered wine and a comfortable seat, we were introduced ...

 

Research pays off for pair

Research pays off for pair

Rory Clements and Anne O’Brien, Town Hall AFTER an informative introduction from the chair, Mail on Sunday fiction editor Hephzibah ...

 

Writing was 'now or never'

Writing was 'now or never'

Susanna Beard, Crime Writing Workshop Phyllis Court Pavilion LOCAL author Susanna Beard gave a very informative talk about her path to ...

 

How the UK went for gold

How the UK went for gold

Owen Slot Town Hall I’M not a huge sports enthusiast, so I ummed and ahhed about booking tickets for Owen Slot’s talk on how Britain ...

 

Village is a place to belong

Village is a place to belong

Tom Fort Town Hall FULL disclosure: Tom Fort is a friend of mine — we live in the same village and our daughters are close. Of his ...

 

Reporter deserves Grade A

Reporter deserves Grade A

Martin Bell Phyllis Court MARTIN Bell was introduced to a full room at Phyllis Court and an audience eager to hear him. For a full ...

 

Quiz ace changes Topic

Quiz ace changes Topic

Richard Osman Kenton Theatre FOR the last three years I have bought 10 tickets for my book group to go and see someone at the Henley ...

 

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Quality Control Assistant

Location HENLEY ON THAMES

Bremont is a British luxury watch manufacturer based in Henley-on-Thames. As Bremont continues to go through an ...

 

Legal Secretary

Location Henley on Thames

Legal Secretary (full-time) required to work in the property department of Mercers Solicitors in central Henley. High ...

 

Watch Assembler

Location HENLEY ON THAMES

Bremont is a British luxury watch manufacturer based in Henley-on-Thames. Full-time, permanent Watch Assemblers are ...