Sunday, 13 June 2021

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 ...

 

Pub library

A COMMUNITY library has been created at the Cherry Tree Inn in Stoke Row. The bookshelves were built inside one of the rooms by ...

 

Act now on climate change

Act now on climate change

AN environmentalist has written a book about what should be done to effectively combat climate change. Dr Peter McManners penned Face ...

 

Friends publish book which teaches how to make jewellery

Friends publish book which teaches how to make jewellery

TWO jewellery makers have written a book to help others learn their craft. Machi de Waard and Janet Richardson wrote Silver Jewellery ...

 

Teen becomes saviour of world under threat

Teen becomes saviour of world under threat

DEEP inside an ancient forest live creatures that you would think only existed in fairy tales. When Leo discovers their hiding place, ...

 

Blown away by variety of buildings on doorstep

Blown away by variety of buildings on doorstep

IS it possible that a book entitled Bricks & Brickwork could be totally absorbing and illuminating? The answer is, emphatically, yes. ...

 

Find positive in all of life’s challenges

Find positive in all of life’s challenges

“NOTHING you ever love will ever truly leave you” is the sentiment expressed in a book that tells of one man’s journey living with ...

 

Birds hatch plan to save their habitat

Birds hatch plan to save their habitat

TOM is a happy and popular song-thrush with an amazing singing voice and ability to understand humans. He grew up listening to his ...

 

I just nudged the door ajar for women like me

I just nudged the door ajar for women like me

LIKE any good entrepreneur, Dame Stephanie Shirley saw opportunity in a crisis. With life put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, ...