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Hunger Games meets Star Wars in Speen author's sci-fi debut

Hunger Games meets Star Wars in Speen author's sci-fi debut

Hunger Games meets Star Wars in Speen author's sci-fi debut

27 November 2021

The Midnight War: first in a trilogy for 28-year-old Adam Elliott.


'Funny, poignant and more than a little sexy', Kintbury author's debut novel

'Funny, poignant and more than a little sexy', Kintbury author's debut novel

'Funny, poignant and more than a little sexy', Kintbury author's debut novel

06 November 2021

71-year-old John Stanforth, from Kintbury, has just published his debut novel Beyond Understanding – a Tale of Love and Loss.


David Baddiel on our Christmas children's books hit list

David Baddiel on our Christmas children's books hit list

David Baddiel on our Christmas children's books hit list

05 November 2021

Children's book reviewer Caroline Franklin's pick of six.


Mum and daughter make the most of lockdown

Mum and daughter make the most of lockdown

Mum and daughter make the most of lockdown

04 November 2021

A mother and daughter from Newbury are celebrating completing a children’s book – while isolating with Covid.


Book review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Book review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Book review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

13 October 2021

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021, The Vanishing Half is about the Vignes twins who try to escape their southern black community.


Good October reads for children

Good October reads for children

Good October reads for children

09 October 2021

Caroline Franklin's pick of six with a good tale to tell - especially at Hallowe'en.


An interview with nature writer Nicola Chester

An interview with nature writer Nicola Chester

An interview with nature writer Nicola Chester

29 September 2021

Nicola Chester is an award-winning nature writer from Inkpen whose first book On Gallows Down is published in October.


Local nature writer's highly-anticipated book out next month

Local nature writer's highly-anticipated book out next month

Local nature writer's highly-anticipated book out next month

28 September 2021

Nicola Chester's On Gallow's Down is nature writing that is as political as it is personal.


New Highclere Castle book

New Highclere Castle book

New Highclere Castle book

16 September 2021

Chatelaine of Highclere Castle Lady Carnarvon has a written a new book about life at the castle, and its history, entitled Seasons at Highclere.


Book review: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Book review: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Book review: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

13 July 2021

A great summer read, American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins has been both praised and villified, but it is still a gripping thriller.


Hungerford to host Well Read Mind series

Hungerford to host Well Read Mind series

Hungerford to host Well Read Mind series

10 May 2021

Hungerford is holding a series of events centred around mental health and wellbeing.


Start of a new chapter for community library

Start of a new chapter for community library

Start of a new chapter for community library

26 April 2021

The free service opens in Kingsclere for the first time as a complete independent.


World Book Night

World Book Night

World Book Night

23 April 2021

Join in the national celebration of books with this year's theme Books to Make You Smile.


Book review: Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

Book review: Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

Book review: Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

14 April 2021

A modern adventure set in the 18th century


These Easter reads from Hungerford Bookshop will put Spring in your step

These Easter reads from Hungerford Bookshop will put Spring in your step

These Easter reads from Hungerford Bookshop will put Spring in your step

02 April 2021

Emma Milne-White gives us some cracking ideas SPRING is finally here! Our bookshop window is bursting with bright green and yellow books, and daffodils…


Share your favourite book - you could win £300

Share your favourite book - you could win £300

Share your favourite book - you could win £300

07 March 2021

Marlborough Literature Festival 2021 competition MARKBOROUGH LitFest and English Literature at Bath Spa University are launching the second ‘Love…


Max Hastings tops our tips for non-fiction

Max Hastings tops our tips for non-fiction

Max Hastings tops our tips for non-fiction

07 February 2021

Hungerford Bookshop’s Emma Milne-White on what to watch out for HISTORY buffs will be delighted that the best-selling historian Sir Max Hastings, who…


Russell T Davies & Irving Welsh praise Joe Millson's book... and it all began in Newbury

Russell T Davies & Irving Welsh praise Joe Millson's book... and it all began in Newbury

Russell T Davies & Irving Welsh praise Joe Millson's book... and it all began in Newbury

05 February 2021

Everything you’ve never heard about becoming an actor Russell T Davies: This is wonderful. It’s the proper story of an actor’s life –…


Hungerford Bookshop says #Stay-home-and-read

Hungerford Bookshop says #Stay-home-and-read

Hungerford Bookshop says #Stay-home-and-read

18 January 2021

Heads-up on fiction to look forward to There are some fantastic new books to look forward to in 2021 and while the lockdown is in place it’s a great…


Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton is a lockdown thriller that will have you gripped

Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton is a lockdown thriller that will have you gripped

Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton is a lockdown thriller that will have you gripped

07 January 2021

A engrossing cliffhanger about a school under siege You may have had enough of anything to do with lockdowns, but trust me Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton…


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