Guildford Walkfest is back!

September is all about going back to school, back to work, harvest suppers, and the start of cooler weather. It is one of the best times of the year to enjoy getting out to appreciate the autumnal colours of red, gold and brown. September is also walking festival month and Guildford’s Walkfest is one of

Richard Osman in conversation-The Thursday Murder Club

The hugely popular TV producer and presenter of Pointless and House of Games talks about his lifelong love of crime fiction and his debut novel, The Thursday Murder Club. In a luxury retirement village off the A21 in Kent, four retirees meet every Thursday to investigate unsolved killings but, when a local property developer shows up dead, The Thursday Murder Club find

Meet Sabine Durrant and Adele Parks

IN CONVERSATION WITH FANNY BLAKE Two leading writers talk about how they create the twists and turns to build suspense and unsettle the reader with reference to their latest psychological thrillers. Just My Luck, from festival favourite Adele Parks, is her 20th novel, and a number one bestseller. A gripping tale of friendship, money and betrayal, it centres on

Susie Dent- Word Perfect

IN CONVERSATION WITH PAUL BLEZARD 5 OCT 2020 Susie Dent has been the resident word expert on Channel 4’s Countdown for more than 20 years, and is the author of several books including Dent’s Modern Tribes and her latest title, Word Perfect: Curious Coinages and Etymological First Aid for Every Day of the Year. From 1 January to 31 December the

Alison Weir- Kathryn Howard

Historian Alison Weir returns with a mesmerising novel recounting one of the most tragic tales in English history. At just 19, Katheryn Howard is quick to trust and fall in love. She comes to court. She sings, she dances. She captures the heart of the King. Henry declares she is his rose without a thorn.  But Katheryn has a

Farmers Market

We have over 50 producers offering a variety of fresh local produce at each market. We keep a balance between types of stalls to promote customer choice. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, this is your opportunity to purchase local, fresh goods directly from the producers.

Olivia Williams- The Secret Life of the Savoy

IN CONVERSATION WITH KATHERINE HIGGIN In 1889, Victorian impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte opened The Savoy, Britain’s first luxury hotel. Allowing the rich to live like royalty, it attracted glamour, scandal and a cast of eccentric characters, and popularised early jazz, electric lights and Art Deco. In her highly entertaining book Williams follows the history of the iconic hotel

Julie Summers- Dressed for War

The Story of Audrey Withers, Vogue Editor Extraordinaire Audrey Withers was a formidable woman. At the helm of British Vogue, that most iconic of fashion magazines, during World War II she forged a new identity that went far beyond stylish clothes, and setting her at odds with Vogue’s powerful editor in New York. She brought in great writers

SJ Parris- Execution and Charlotte Philby- A Double Life

IN CONVERSATION WITH CHARLES CUMMING Sunday Times Top 10 bestselling authors S J Parris (aka Stephanie Merritt) and Charlotte Philby, granddaughter of Kim Philby, Britain’s most famous communist double-agent, discuss their latest gripping novels. Execution,Parris’s latest novel featuring 16th century herectic turned spy, Giordano Bruno, sees Bruno arrive in England with news of a conspiracy to kill Queen Elizabeth and free Mary, Queen of Scots, from prison and

Oz Clarke- English Wine- From still to sparkling

In conversation with Michael Buerk. Britain’s most popular wine writer, Oz Clarke, introduces us to the newest of the New World, New Wave wine countries – England. Long portrayed as a laughing stock English wine has been transformed in the last 30 years from a curiosity to award-winning. A champion of English wines for many years Oz guides you

Hamish De Bretton- Gordon – Chemical Warrior

Hamish De Bretton Gordon has devoted his life to fighting the use of chemical weapons and helping those who suffer at their hands. As one of the world’s leading experts on chemical and biological counter-terrorism and warfare he has been at the forefront of the charge against these devastating weapons, both at home and abroad, advising the UK

Charles Spencer- The White Ship

IN CONVERSATION WITH ELIZABETH BUCHAN 900-years on from the sinking of the White Ship, one of the greatest maritime disasters in English history, Charles Spencer recounts the tragic tale that changed the course of England’s future. When it sank, the ship was sailing from Normandy to England with William of Atheling aboard, the only legitimate heir to King Henry

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