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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…


Stephen Fry a fan of Hungerford author's newly-published parodies and pastiches

Stephen Fry a fan of Hungerford author's newly-published parodies and pastiches

Stephen Fry a fan of Hungerford author's newly-published parodies and pastiches

29 November 2020

Unaccustomed as I am by Brian Quinn A COLLECTION of 26 short stories, Unaccustomed As I Am, has been published by Penny Post, the Hungerford-based local…


The Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries by Elly Griffiths set in Norfolk combine sleuthing with archaeology and druids

The Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries by Elly Griffiths set in Norfolk combine sleuthing with archaeology and druids

The Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries by Elly Griffiths set in Norfolk combine sleuthing with archaeology and druids

23 November 2020

A perfect winter read for crime fiction fans LOVERS of murder mysteries will be pleased to know there are – to date – 12 books in the Dr Ruth…


Award-winning Woolton Hill filmmaker turns her hand to children's books

Award-winning Woolton Hill filmmaker turns her hand to children's books

Award-winning Woolton Hill filmmaker turns her hand to children's books

19 November 2020

Feelgood novel inspired by aunt's dolls house JEAN Maye is a producer, filmmaker and screenwriter from Woolton Hill. Already an author of non-fiction…


Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a searing account of human frailty set in the Biafran War

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a searing account of human frailty set in the Biafran War

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a searing account of human frailty set in the Biafran War

12 November 2020

The book has been crowned Winner of Winners from 25 years of the Women's Prize-winning books Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just…


Beenham mother, with baby in tow, uses lockdown to launch independent publishing house

Beenham mother, with baby in tow, uses lockdown to launch independent publishing house

Beenham mother, with baby in tow, uses lockdown to launch independent publishing house

28 October 2020

Cahill Davis invites submissions from authors from all backgrounds A Beenham woman with baby in tow has used her daughter’s lockdown homeschool…


Wine and wishlists treat when you book a personal browsing slot at award-winning Hungerford Bookshop

 Wine and wishlists treat when you book a personal browsing slot at award-winning Hungerford Bookshop

Wine and wishlists treat when you book a personal browsing slot at award-winning Hungerford Bookshop

15 October 2020

Every Wednesday and Friday evening on the run-up to Christmas EVER fancied a bookshop all to yourself? Now you can book Hungerford’s award-winning…


Book review: Suite Francaise - fictional account of German-occupied France during the Second World War

Book review: Suite Francaise - fictional account of German-occupied France during the Second World War

Book review: Suite Francaise - fictional account of German-occupied France during the Second World War

05 October 2020

Irène Némirovsky's unfinished work is a compelling read Suite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky is a bold and ambitious saga chronicling the…


Fiddle de dee - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a cracking read

Fiddle de dee - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a cracking read

Fiddle de dee - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a cracking read

21 June 2020

Scarlett O'Hara is one feisty heroine The reaction I got when I told people what I was reading recently was one of thinly disguised ‘What…


Reading in lockdown is popular according to Reading Agency survey for World Book Night

Reading in lockdown is popular according to Reading Agency survey for World Book Night

Reading in lockdown is popular according to Reading Agency survey for World Book Night

23 April 2020

Increase in book sales and e-lending from libraries LOCKDOWN is no barrier to reading and World Book Night, the annual celebration of all things books,…


Julian Fellowes Belgravia is an easy read - more satisfying than the very slow ITV adaptation

Julian Fellowes Belgravia is an easy read - more satisfying than the very slow ITV adaptation

Julian Fellowes Belgravia is an easy read - more satisfying than the very slow ITV adaptation

20 April 2020

19th-century society brought to book A TELEVISION adaptation of Belgravia by Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey , has just finished a six-week…


Get ready for a bumpy ride - Lonesome Dove is an epic Western

Get ready for a bumpy ride - Lonesome Dove is an epic Western

Get ready for a bumpy ride - Lonesome Dove is an epic Western

06 April 2020

A cracking adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat EVERY now and then I read a book that is out of my comfort zone and either give up on…


Marlborough LitFest launches national book, poem and play review competition

Marlborough LitFest launches national book, poem and play review competition

Marlborough LitFest launches national book, poem and play review competition

06 April 2020

Teenagers and adults invited to submit written pieces or video this summer Do you love books? Then this may be for you. Marlborough LitFest has launched…


Hold the Front Page: West Berkshire author's Fleet Street pioneer mother

Hold the Front Page: West Berkshire author's Fleet Street pioneer mother

Hold the Front Page: West Berkshire author's Fleet Street pioneer mother

02 April 2020

Listen to Aldworth resident Clare Hastings on BBC 4 Women's Hour The launch of Aldworth resident Clare Hasting's book Hold The Front Page!: The Wit and…


Thatcham author's first horror novel

Thatcham author's first horror novel

Thatcham author's first horror novel

12 March 2020

Jana Little looks forward to book signings at Newbury and Hungerford THATCHAM full-time working mum of two Jana Little has just released her first novel…


World Book Day inspired train journeys for bookworms

World Book Day inspired train journeys for bookworms

World Book Day inspired train journeys for bookworms

04 March 2020

IT'S virtually impossible to overstate the impact that rail travel has had on literature. Books have long inspired us to hop on a train and explore the…


Epic library restoration completed at Blenheim Palace ahead of World Book Day

Epic library restoration completed at Blenheim Palace ahead of World Book Day

Epic library restoration completed at Blenheim Palace ahead of World Book Day

03 March 2020

A 16-YEAR restoration of thousands of rare volumes has been completed at Blenheim Palace ahead of World Book Day on March 5. The Long Library, which is…


TONIGHT (Tuesday, October 22): Writer AN Wilson talks at Hungerford

TONIGHT (Tuesday, October 22): Writer AN Wilson talks at Hungerford

TONIGHT (Tuesday, October 22): Writer AN Wilson talks at Hungerford

18 October 2019

What you didn't know about Prince Albert Writer and newspaper columnist AN Wilson,known for his critical biographies, novels and works of popular history,…


Slow Horses by Mick Herron

Slow Horses by Mick Herron

Slow Horses by Mick Herron

14 October 2019

The first in a series of thrillers about a team of disgraced MI5 operatives lead by a suitably unlikely anti-hero I LOVE a good thriller, particularly…


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