Sunday, 19 September 2021

Director’s memoir is ‘Action!’ packed

Director’s memoir is ‘Action!’ packed

A SHOWBIZ memoir written by film, television and theatre director Alvin Rakoff has been praised by Stephen Fry ahead of its launch at ...

 

Talks online ahead of literary festival

Talks online ahead of literary festival

THE organisers of the Henley Literary Festival are laying on a series of online-only talks in the run-up to this year’s event, which ...

 

County town’s also crime fiction capital

County town’s also crime fiction capital

FANS of crime fiction are being invited to enjoy a weekend devoted to their favourite literary genre. The event, which is being hosted ...

 

Seaside detective

AUTHOR Vera Morris will be signing copies of her new book at Fourbears Books in Prospect Street, Caversham, from 1pm to 3 pm on ...

 

Barefoot walks in woods changed my life for better

Barefoot walks in woods changed my life for better

A WOMAN who overcame her addiction to prescription painkillers by practising various alternative therapies has published a book to ...

 

The post-lockdown literary festival

The post-lockdown literary festival

THE director of the Henley Literary Festival is ready to cope with almost all eventualities caused by the cornavirus pandemic at this ...

 

Familiar feeling to author’s novel for teenagers that he began 34 years ago

Familiar feeling to author’s novel for teenagers that he began 34 years ago

AN author from Henley has used the town as inspiration for his latest teen novel. Robin Bennett’s fascination with magical realism led ...

 

Mother’s book inspired by day son had ‘meltdown’ in Tesco

Mother’s book inspired by day son had ‘meltdown’ in Tesco

A MOTHER has written a book in honour of her autistic son. Josephine Smith-Mands, 45, penned The Triggle to highlight the daily ...

 

Artist’s children’s story published after daughter discovers old manuscript

Artist’s children’s story published after daughter discovers old manuscript

AN artist has become a published author for the first time thanks to her daughter. Nicolette Carter wrote The Pink Peacock, a ...

 

Novelist redirects herself to pen wartime post office tale

Novelist redirects herself to pen wartime post office tale

A HENLEY author whose first book was nominated for a Romantic Novelists’ Association award is branching out into historical fiction ...

 

‘Adventure story’ draws on pals’ shared love of folklore

‘Adventure story’ draws on pals’ shared love of folklore

TWO former New Street neighbours have produced an illustrated adventure story that draws on their shared love of British myths and ...

 

Children’s books bringing new Stonor attraction to life

Children’s books bringing new Stonor attraction to life

THE first in a planned series of children’s books telling the mythical story behind the new children’s adventure playground at Stonor ...

 

Woodland wanders inspired poet’s love of natural world

Woodland wanders inspired poet’s love of natural world

A POET and author who grew up in Crowsley and Binfield Heath has published her first picture book for children. Rachel Piercey’s If ...

 

Baking father and daughter nominated for book award

Baking father and daughter nominated for book award

A MAN and his teenage daughter who run a bakery in Watlington have been shortlisted for a book award, writes Anna Colivicchi. Alex and ...

 

Hundreds of donations for World Book Day

Hundreds of donations for World Book Day

PUPILS celebrated World Book Day together at home and school via the internet. Children and teachers dressed up as their favourite ...

 

Library is 21

THE library in Grove Road, Sonning Common will celebrate its 21st anniversary in November. The Friends of Sonning Common Library want ...

 

Author’s latest creation has monstrously funny secret

Author’s latest creation has monstrously funny secret

A HENLEY children’s author has written the first in a projected five-book series for younger readers. Robin Bennett’s Monster Max and ...

 

Law chapter

A PARTNER at Blandy & Blandy solicitors in Henley has written a chapter in a new family law handbook. Tasha Bevan-Stewart, who is ...

 

Cats’ eyes inspired my book

Cats’ eyes inspired my book

A MOTHER has written a children’s book based on stories she used to tell her daughter to help her get to sleep. Henrietta Mackenzie ...

 

Sisters write and illustrate children’s book together

Sisters write and illustrate children’s book together

A WOMAN from Henley has realised her life’s ambition by illustrating a children’s book — with the help of her sister. Caron Light ...