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Book Review: ‘Lumberjills Britain’s Forgotten Army’ Brings Gender Stereotypes Crashing Down

By Alice Fowler This week marks the 80th anniversary of the Women’s Timber Corps, a branch of the Women’s Land Army that worked in Britain’s forests during the Second World…

Worplesdon Author Has Thriller Published

By Alice Fowler  Just over two years ago, Jacqueline Sutherland sat in the car park of Thorpe Park, writing a chapter of her novel while rain poured down the windscreen…

Book Review: Hawker’s Early Jets – Dawn Of The Hunter

By Paul Robinson Having been involved professionally in aircraft engineering for 46 years and having a particular interest in British post-war aviation, Christopher Budgen’s book Hawker’s Early Jets – Dawn…

Inspirational 16-year-old Shows Us How to Face Challenges

By Martin Giles Getting published is a challenge for any budding author but Rowan Todd, who lives off Woodbridge Road in Guildford, has already achieved it. She said: “Ever since…

Dapdune Wharf’s Bookshop Open For The Festive Season

The National Trust at Dapdune Wharf, Guildford, has opened its Christmas bookshop again for this year’s festive season. Now open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4.30pm, the shop…

Book Review: The Singing Bowl By Guildford Author David Stokes

By Hugh Coakley Dinosaurs that talk, a parallel world called Thera, a love interest and an adventure story, is the background to The Singing Bowl, a new fantasy fiction novel…

The 11th Petworth Festival Literary Week Is Back Live And Online

Sponsored article Top authors from across the board will once again be heading to Petworth this coming autumn as the Petworth Festival celebrates the 11th edition of its now firmly…

Guildford Children’s Author Needs Our Votes

By Hugh Coakley Guildford-born children’s author Michaela Kelly is the only Briton among just four out of 2,000 submissions to be shortlisted in the international Ethicool book competition, and we…

Local Author Finding Success After Self-publishing

By Alice Fowler Guildford author Maddy Glenn is celebrating the publication of her first novel, On the Edge. Her novel, which she describes as an easy-going fantasy, tells the story…

Hidden History Of Surrey’s Travelling People Revealed

Book review by David Rose Surrey Census of  Nomads, 1913, edited by Alan Wright. Published by the Surrey Record Society, hardback £20. Just over 100 years ago Surrey was a…

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