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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…

Dragon Interview: Col Patrick Crowley, On His Book ‘Infantry Diehards’

A new book, Infantry Die Hards: Anatomy of a Regiment tells readers about the British Army’s infantry, perhaps the least glamorous arm, but as Field Marshal Montgomery said: “Without them,…

Guildford Dragon Theatre Reviewer Alice Wins National Story Award

A local writer who reviews theatre for The Guildford Dragon has won a national award. Alice Fowler, a former feature writer at the Daily Mail, took the short story prize…

Petworth Festival 2020 Defies The Odds With Online Autumn Special

sponsored article Against all the odds, Petworth Festival (Friday, October 16 to Sunday, November 1) has come up with a stellar line up of performers and authors for the 2020…

Former Surrey Ad Editor’s Latest Local History Book

By David Rose Former Surrey Advertiser editor and local history book author Graham Collyer has published his latest title, but it’s not about his home county! Graham and his wife…

New DVD Features More Than 800 Railway Photos By Guildford’s Dave Salmon

A new DVD is now on sale featuring more than 800 railway images taken by the late Dave Salmon, the renowned photographer who lived in Guildford. Dave passed away in…

Secret Chalk Codes By Vagrants Inspires Local Poets At The Spike

The Spike Heritage Centre in Warren Road, Guildford, hosted a charity poetry evening with readings by four local poets on Friday, December 6. Susie Campbell, poet; Lucy Furlong, a local…

Two Books, One Local Author – Ideal Christmas Presents

Sponsored article Local author, David Stokes, has recently published two books in very different genre: a children’s picture book, Prince Woswy and the Bad Dream, and an historical novel, Angles…

Petworth Literary Festival ‘Bigger And Better’

Sponsored article Festival press releases all too often boast ‘bigger and better’ almost by default. But Petworth Festival’s Literary Week is by any standards bigger and better this coming autumn.…

Book Review: The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

By Laura Neuhaus Kate Mosse, who was at Guildford’s Book Festival in October, takes her reader on a vividly historical journey that unearths the 16th Century religious struggle in France…