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Will Guildford’s Ali Chambers Be The Next JK Rowling?

Move over J K Rowling, Guildford is welcoming its own new fantasy author… and she is only 18! Surrey author Ali Chambers has just released her first novel, Jaded Rein,…

New Book Is Full Of Retired Railwaymen’s Ramblings And Great Pictures

[thethe-image-slider name=”Ramblings of Railwaymen”] It’s a well known fact that railwaymen love talking about the old days – especially steam engines. Take their memories and their stories, add a superb…

Prue Leith’s Biography Lays The Cupboard Bare

By Flora Windebank One of the biggest names to visit the book festival this year is chef, novelist, businesswoman and entrepreneur, Prue Leith. She talked about her explosive new autobiography.…

Rector’s New Book Puts Focus On Loving The Local Community

A Guildford rector’s regular blog on his parish’s website and his commitment to the local community has resulted in him being asked to write a new book. Reimagining Discipleship: Loving…

Training Dragons With Cressida Cowell

By Flora Windebank Do you know how to train a dragon? Waterstones book shop was the place to be to find out when Cressida Cowell, acclaimed author of the How…

Book Review: Double Cross -The True Story of D-Day Spies by Ben McIntyre

By Phil Costen Ben Mcintyre introduces us to a group of eccentric fantasists involved in double and, possibly, triple-cross deceptions to convince, or reinforce, the Nazi high command view that…

Kids Love Skulduggery And The Author Too

By Flora Windebank Celebrated children’s author Derek Landy visited Guildford last week to give a talk on his new book Kingdom of the Wicked. It is the seventh book in…

Hear Author’s Talk on Secrets of the D-Day Spies

Join Second World War historian and Times journalist Ben Macintyre for an illustrated talk on the secrets of the D-Day spies at Waterstones Guildford on Wednesday, September 12, at 7pm. Ben…

Author of ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ Chooses Guildford for Premier Talk On Her Latest Book

By Flora Windebank Philippa Gregory, award winning author of The Other Boleyn Girl, adapted into a BBC TV serial and a Hollywood film, talked to a sell out Guildford audience…

Meet Author Philippa Gregory at Waterstones

Waterstones Guildford welcomes internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory to its store on Thursday, August 16, at 7pm, to celebrate the publication on the same day of the fourth in The Cousins’…