Wednesday, 25 May 2022

My Lilibet, a short story about girl who became the Queen

My Lilibet, a short story about girl who became the Queen

ON January 31, 1952, Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor, George VI, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British ...

 

16th year of festival

16th year of festival

HENLEY Literary Festival will return this autumn in-person and online, with the dates and venues now confirmed. The 16th annual event ...

 

New chapter for literary event with three authors

New chapter for literary event with three authors

THREE distinguished authors will give talks at the Wargrave Literary Evening, which will be part of this year’s village festival. ...

 

Festival tickets in big demand

File picture of Wargrave Festival

ORGANISERS of this year’s Wargrave Festival say they have been “blown away” by the demand for tickets. A number of high-profile events ...

 

Customers queue outside bakery for book signing

Customers queue outside bakery for book signing

THE owners of a bakery in Watlington celebrated the release of their new cookbook by signing copies. Alex Tait and his teenage ...

 

My university project has become children’s book

My university project has become children’s book

A WOMAN has turned her university project into a book for schoolchildren. Maisie Webb, of St Andrew’s Road, Henley, had the children’s ...

 

Book signing

AUTHOR Justin Newland will be at W H Smith in Bell Street, Henley, on Saturday, April 2. He will be signing copies of his new ...

 

My five forgotten stories rediscovered in lockdown

My five forgotten stories rediscovered in lockdown

A MOTHER has written five sci-fi adventure novels with the help of her two children. Rachael Winterbottom, 47, from South Stoke, ...

 

Bookshop finds rare photos of Scott’s polar expedition

Bookshop finds rare photos of Scott’s polar expedition

A BOOK shop in Henley has discovered three original photographs taken during the famous British Antarctic Expedition more than a ...

 

Teacher passing on love of poetry to pupils with book

Teacher passing on love of poetry to pupils with book

STEVEN JACKSON is a man on a mission, writes Natalie Aldred. He is passionate about poems — so much so that he wants to help others ...

 

Artist penned murder mystery in lockdown

Artist penned murder mystery in lockdown

DURING the covid lockdowns, some people baked sourdough, others took to knitting. Henley artist Si Sapsford gave herself some even ...

 

Kipper author gave theatre adaptation free rein

Kipper author gave theatre adaptation free rein

THE author and illustrator behind this year’s Christmas show at Norden Farm in Maidenhead says the stage adaptation has stayed true to ...

 

Stonor publishes children’s sequel

Stonor publishes children’s sequel

THE second in a series of children’s books telling the mythical story behind Stonor Park’s Tumblestone Hollow adventure playground has ...

 

Children’s books are second nature to creative sisters

Children’s books are second nature to creative sisters

TWO sisters from Henley have released the second in a series of books designed to teach children about wildlife. Janine Lewis, 54, ...

 

Post office girls author delivers festive sequel

Post office girls author delivers festive sequel

THE author of a book about three young women who become best friends while working at the Army Post Office’s sprawling home depot ...

 

To you, Ma’am, from all of us

To you, Ma’am, from all of us

JOANNA LUMLEY spoke about her admiration for the “gorgeous, fantastic” Queen during a talk in Henley. The actress was speaking at an ...

 

Debut’s so accidentally resonant

Michael Joseph Proof Party, Henley town hall IT was a real treat to attend the proof party of Claire Alexander’s debut novel, Meredith,...

 

Killing time on the set of Peep Show

Robert Webb Baillie Gifford Marquee A JOVIAL Robert Webb took to the stage of the Baillie Gifford marquee to discuss his first novel, ...

 

Music, men, motherhood and more

Music, men, motherhood and more

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Baillie Gifford Marquee FRESH from headlining the Friday night of Henley Festival, Sophie Ellis-Bextor returned to ...

 

Heavy and ungainly is the crown

Simon Thurley Christ Church AT the end of the English Civil War in 1649 the crown jewels were taken to the Tower of London. Precious ...

 

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