Monday, 29 November 2021

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 ...

 

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

 

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

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

 

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 ...

 

Finding our inner child leads to joy

Laura Brand: Mum’s Night Out, town hall THE town hall was busy with a completely female audience and a lively atmosphere in the ...

 

Alan Johnson Baillie Gifford Marquee ALAN Johnson offered the audience a curious statistic when he was talking about his life and ...

 

Director pleased with audiences

Director pleased with audiences

THE director of the Henley Literary Festival says this year’s event could not have gone any better. More than 15,000 people attended ...

 

Lodger who knows no boundaries

Lodger who knows no boundaries

Elizabeth Day Baillie Gifford Marquee SATURDAY’S programme of events concluded with Elizabeth Day, journalist, novelist, and host of ...

 

Where are Johnson’s defenders?

Where are Johnson’s defenders?

Peter Oborne Christ Church GIVEN that political correspondent Peter Oborne’s most recent book, titled The Assault on Truth, asserts ...

 

Illustrator draws on family pet

Illustrator draws on family pet

David Melling River & Rowing Museum RAIN didn’t keep parents or children away from one of the first events of the literary festival, ...

 

The day Mr Brown ran out of cash

The day Mr Brown ran out of cash

Ed Balls (and Rob Beckett) Baillie Gifford Marquee COMEDIAN Rob Beckett and former MP Ed Balls have something in common which I found ...

 

Walking books author takes on River Thames

Walking books author takes on River Thames

THE author of two popular books of family-friendly country walks has produced a new volume focusing on the River Thames. John Prior, ...

 

Wall’s gone but not forgotten

Iain MacGregor and Giles Milton, Baillie Gifford Marquee TODAY the city of Berlin is a cultural and tourist hotspot. But for almost ...

 

Lawrence brother’s positive message

Lawrence brother’s positive message

THE brother of Stephen Lawrence will be talking about his book for young people at this year’s Henley Literary Festival. Stuart ...

 

‘My self-isolation novel was written pre-covid’

‘My self-isolation novel was written pre-covid’

A FIRST-TIME author whose debut novel is expected to be one of next summer’s biggest bestsellers will be talking about it in public ...

 

15 things to do at this year’s literary festival

15 things to do at this year’s literary festival

From its beginnings as a weekend of talks in 2007 to being established as one of the UK’s biggest book events, Henley Literary ...

 

Fancy reviewing for us?

Fancy reviewing for us?

THIS year’s Henley Literary Festival is running from October 2 to 10. As in previous years, the Henley Standard aims to provide ...

 

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 ...

 

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