Tuesday, 07 April 2020

List of our most-borrowed books is a thriller a minute

List of our most-borrowed books is a thriller a minute

THERE’S nothing like a really good book at the best of times — let alone the worst of times. And while Henley Library is currently ...

 

Love is...

Love is...

A short story for Mothering Sunday by author Julie Roberts, from Caversham NINA LOUKAS dropped her silk wrap on the bed. Naked and ...

 

Cookbook author’s making a meal of tavern talk

Cookbook author’s making a meal of tavern talk

BESTSELLING author and nutritional therapist Amelia Freer is to host a literary brunch at the Hart Street Tavern next month. The event,...

 

Good books

CHILDREN who visit Wargrave library can access a series of books on mental health and wellbeing. The Read Well for Children initiative ...

 

Dickens by the books is where ingenuity and versatility meet

Dickens by the books is where ingenuity and versatility meet

Bleak House | Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford | Monday, February 3 WHERE better to stage a dramatisation of one of the greatest Victorian ...

 

Mum’s the word at literary festival talk

Mum’s the word at literary festival talk

THE author of a bestselling book about motherhood is to give a talk at Henley town hall this spring. Giovanna Fletcher will be in ...

 

Gothic romance is getting an Eyre-ing at the Kenton

Gothic romance is getting an Eyre-ing at the Kenton

“I AM no bird and no net ensnares me — I am a free human being with an independent will.” So declares Jane Eyre, the heroine of ...

 

Motoring man has creative drive too

Motoring man has creative drive too

FOR Henley Standard motoring correspondent Nigel Wigmore, life isn’t solely about what happens on four wheels. Nigel, who grew up in ...

 

Author swears bad words have always been with us

Author swears bad words have always been with us

ANYONE who has ever ventured an opinion in public will know the feeling of being hemmed in by what it is and is not socially ...

 

Winter’s Tale

Winter’s Tale

AUTUMN gazed upon Winter still in slumber. “Winter, my dear, awaken now. It is time for me to sleep.” Murmurs of protest rumbled. ...

 

The late shift

The late shift

SISTER Carol came on duty at 5pm on Christmas Eve. She’d been the ward sister at the special care baby unit for 12 years. She saw ...

 

Chocoholic runner motivated by tragedy

Chocoholic runner motivated by tragedy

WHATEVER else runner and blogger Charlie Watson ended up eating on Christmas Day, there was always going to be chocolate. Chocoholic ...

 

Naughty words

AUTHOR Philip Gooden will give a talk at Henley library on January 27 from 6pm. He wrote Bad Words: And What They Say About Us and ...

 

Winter reads

CHILDREN visiting Wargrave library are being encouraged to take part in a winter reading challenge. The challenge, devised by the ...

 

Talk had the pets factor

Talk had the pets factor

Dermot O’Leary | Phyllis Court Club | Sunday, November 24 IT could have been chaos as Phyllis Court’s Finlay Suite filled with ...

 

Author has got ‘bad words’ in his sights

Author has got ‘bad words’ in his sights

THE author of a book about “bad words” is to give a talk at Henley Library in the New Year. Philip Gooden, who lives in Holton near ...

 

Test Match Special star was hit for six — by a bus

Test Match Special star was hit for six — by a bus

Henry Blowers | Phyllis Court Club | Sunday, November 24 TANGENTS can be frustrating, but when Henry Blofeld starts talking, you hang ...

 

Drama group have risen like phoenix

Drama group have risen like phoenix

THE Watlington Phoenix Players have risen from the ashes, 15 years after the Watlington Players gave their last performance. Their ...

 

Youth Shakespeare festival’s at theatre

Youth Shakespeare festival’s at theatre

THE world’s largest youth drama festival comes to the Kenton Theatre on Wednesday (November 6) — and it’s all about the Bard. Starting ...

 

Medical vibe lends itself well to this gender-swap Macbeth

Medical vibe lends itself well to this gender-swap Macbeth

Macbeth | Reading Minster | Friday, October 25 IT feels very fitting to watch Macbeth at a time of year when our thoughts turn towards ...