The intriguing history of a fruit

Hereford Times: Helena Attlee

5:14am Friday 13th June 2014

WRITER and Italian garden expert Helena Attlee will talk about her fascinating new book, The Land Where Lemons Grow, which has been BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and a Sunday Times bestseller since its publication earlier this year.

Poetry workshop

8:49am Thursday 3rd April 2014

NEW and experienced poets are invited to join 'The Poetry Orchard’ – a poetry workshop with Paul Henry, Herefordshire’s poet-in-residence, on Saturday in the Woolhope Room at Hereford Library.

Christina wins leading writing award

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8:55am Sunday 30th March 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE author Christina Courtenay has been declared the winner of the Historical Category of the Romantic Novel of the Year award.

Life and love in 100 pieces

Hereford Times: Lucy Dillon
July 2007

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6:49am Tuesday 18th February 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE author Victoria Routledge, who as Lucy Dillon, was the winner of the 2010 Romantic Novelist of the Year award with her second Lucy Dillon title, Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts, publishes 100 Pieces of Me, her fifth title as Lucy Dillon, her 18th since deciding to make writing her full time career.

Herefordshire provides novel inspiration

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10:36am Tuesday 4th February 2014

LOCAL author Christina Courtenay will publish her seventh novel this week.

Talking birds with Matt

5:54am Sunday 2nd February 2014

ARTIST, illustrator and bird lover Matt Sewell will be at Rossiter Books in Ross-on-Wye for a ‘live’ drawing class, in which he'll be passing on top tips and talking about his feathered friends.

Untold stories of the Great War

3:51pm Friday 31st January 2014

IN his new book, The War Behind the Wire: The Life, Death and Glory of British Prisoners of War, 1914-18, local author John Lewis-Stempel reveals the last untold story of the First World War: the fortunes and fates of British prisoners of war.

Unforgettable journeys at sea

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6:02am Monday 27th January 2014

WRITER Horatio Clare will talk about his latest book, Down To The Sea In Ships, at Rossiter Books in Ross-on-Wye on Thursday, February 13.

Murderous affairs of the heart

12:01pm Saturday 18th January 2014

HAY-based author Kate Clarke, who admits she is fascinated by murder, returns to the subject in her latest book, A Lethal Alliance, published by Carrington Press.

On course for a writing career

1:14pm Thursday 9th January 2014

THE first of three writing workshops for young people takes place on Sunday, January 19 in Glasbury Village Hall.

Choral story revealed

12:02pm Saturday 14th December 2013

HEREFORD Choral Society has published a new book telling the story of the first 175 years of its existence. Hereford Choral Society: An Unfinished History, was launched to coinicide with the choir’s performance of Handel’s Messiah in Hereford Cathedral earlier this month.

Underneath the arches

12:01pm Saturday 14th December 2013

WITNEY-on-Wye's toll bridge has metamorphosed into a troll bridge as new owner Maggie Taylor found inspiration in her new home for a children's book, Walter under the Bridge.

A way with words

12:01pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

THE author of Sunday Times Number One bestsellers The Etymologicon and The Horologicon will talk about his new book The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase, at the Phoenix Theatre in Ross-on-Wye on Wednesday.

Award-winning author Charlotte Mendelson to visit Rossiters in Ross-on-Wye

2:50pm Friday 13th September 2013

CHARLOTTE Mendelson, whose fourth novel Almost English has been long-listed for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, will be in Ross-on-Wye on Wednesday to talk about the book.

Course kickstarts author's bestseller

Hereford Times: Course kickstarts author's bestseller

12:00am Friday 30th August 2013

CURRENTLY riding high in Amazon’s bestseller lists, Nearest Thing to Crazy, a psychological thriller from Herefordshire-based author Elizabeth Forbes, is a readit- in-one-sitting novel attracting five-star reviews on the site.

New look at war

12:00am Monday 26th August 2013

ACCLAIMED author and historian Allan Mallinson will be at Rossiter Books in Ross-on-Wye on Thursday, September 5 to talk about his fascinating new book 1914: Fight the Good Fight.

Touched by history of home county

Hereford Times: Touched by history of home county

12:00am Tuesday 13th August 2013

An actor and author who originally wanted to be a clown tells PHILIPPA MAY about his inspirations NICK Asbury, whose second book inspired by being part of the epic RSC Histories project is published this month, was just seven years old when he first took to the stage with The Wye Players in Hereford and experienced the thrill of connecting with an audience.

Murders most horrid inspire author in Hay

Hereford Times: Kate Clarke's Bad Companions

3:10pm Friday 2nd August 2013

WHEN true crime writer and diarist Kate Clarke tired of London, she certainly hadn’t tired of life.

Poetry to suit all palates with politics and passion

Hereford Times: Kate Tempest

12:00am Tuesday 2nd July 2013

THE worlds of fashion, theatre and politics are all represented under the umbrella of poetry as the editor of Vogue magazine, Alexandra Shulman, actor Sam West and veteran politician Tony Benn all feature in events at Ledbury Poetry Festival.

Authors back independence

12:00am Sunday 30th June 2013

ROSSITER Books in Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth are just two of 350 independent bookshops around the country taking part in the seventh Independent Booksellers Week, a celebration of independent bookshops running from Saturday until July 6.

Hear winning author on her latest novel

12:00am Monday 24th June 2013

RACHEL Joyce, the author of the best-selling and award-winning The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, will be reading from and talking about her second novel, Perfect at The Shire Hall in Monmouth on Thursday, July 4.

Weekend of book art workshops at trust

12:00am Tuesday 11th June 2013

THE Sidney Nolan Trust at The Rodd near Presteigne presents a Midsummer Book Arts weekend workshop from Friday, June 21, to Sunday, June 23.

Herefordshire-based author Christina Courtenay publishes fifth novel

Hereford Times: Herefordshire-based author Christina Courtenay publishes fifth novel

12:00am Thursday 7th February 2013

AS award-winning Herefordshire author Christina Courtenay’s fifth historical novel, The Gilded Fan, is published today, she has learnt that her previous book, The Silent Touch of Shadows, has been shortlisted in the historical category of the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s romantic novel of the year award.

Antarctica talk and slideshow at Bromyard's Conquest Theatre

12:00am Sunday 20th January 2013

PENGUINS will take a starring role in a talk to be given by Derek and Ann Carver at the Conquest Theatre in Bromyard on Sunday, January 27, at 2.30pm.

Bestselling author Jasper Fforde in special event for Herefordshire Libraries

4:10pm Friday 18th January 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE Libraries will be celebrating National Libraries Day with an exciting author event on Saturday, February 9.

Author event with Simon Shawcross, co-author of The One Diet at Castle House Hotel

2:00pm Friday 18th January 2013

NEXT Thursday, January 24, Hereford-born Simon Shawcross, co-author of The One Diet, will be at the city’s Castle House Hotel to talk about the book and the ethos behind the diet.

Ledbury Poetry Festival poetry competition winner announced

10:00am Friday 26th October 2012

IN 2012 Ledbury Festival re-launched its poetry competition with a fantastic first prize of £1000 and a week at Tŷ Newydd the National Writer’s Centre for Wales.

Novelist Patrick Gale reads from his novels at Hereford Cathedral

9:00am Friday 5th October 2012

NOVELIST Patrick Gale will be reading from his latest novels, A Perfectly Good Man and Pictures at an Exhibition and discussing his work in an evening event in Hereford Cathedral next Thursday, October 11.

Horror writers Wayne Simmons and David Moody signing in Hereford Waterstones

11:30am Thursday 16th August 2012

TWO horror writers will be signing copies of their latest books at Waterstones on Saturday.

The Dean of Hereford introduces Saints and Sinners in Hoarwithy

Hereford Times: The Dean of Hereford introduces Saints and Sinners in Hoarwithy

7:00am Saturday 4th August 2012

THE Dean of Hereford, the Very Rev Michael Tavinor, will be introducing some of the 366 characters featured in his recently published book, Saints and Sinners of the Marches , in words and music at 7.30pm on Saturday, August 11 at St Catherine’s Church, Hoarwithy.

Meet Roger Field, author of Rogue Male, at Waterstones on August 4

Hereford Times: Rogue Male by Roger Field, who will be in Waterstones, Hereford on August 4

4:00am Thursday 2nd August 2012

ROGER Field, author of Rogue Male – the untold story of one of the most lethal and successful soldiers of the Second World War – will be in Waterstones in Hereford on Saturday to sign copies of the book.

Rossiter Books celebrate Independent Booksellers Week with author events

11:20am Saturday 30th June 2012

ROSSITER Books in Rosson- Wye and Monmouth present a series of events next week to celebrate Independent Booksellers Week.

Ledbury Poetry Festival launches its annual poetry competition

12:50pm Monday 26th March 2012

Ledbury Poetry Festival has launched its annual Poetry Competition.

An evening of poetry in Presteigne

9:50am Saturday 24th March 2012

POET Rose Flint will be at the Assembly Rooms, Presteigne on Saturday, March 31 at 8pm for an evening of poetry and music.

Meet author Salley Vickers at Malvern Theatres

Hereford Times: Bestselling author Salley Vickers

8:40pm Thursday 22nd March 2012

BESTSELLING author Salley Vickers, whose first novel, Miss Garnet’s Angel, became an international bestseller, has worked as a teacher of literature and Jungian psychologist and has lectured widely on the subjects of literature, psychology, religion and art.

Herefordshire author Christina Courtenay scoops historical novel prize at Romantic Novelists Association awards

Hereford Times: Christina Courtenay with her awards

9:10am Thursday 8th March 2012

LOCAL novelist Christina Courtenay was thrilled to learn on Monday night that she was the winner of this year’s Romantic Novelists’ Association award for a historical novel.

Book review: Princes Gate by Mark Ellis

11:34pm Sunday 20th November 2011

Princes Gate is the first in a series of crime novels set in Second World War London and is well worth a read. I am already looking forward to volume two.

Sister by Rosamund Lupton

Hereford Times: Rosamund Lupton

4:40pm Thursday 13th October 2011

NOVELS tend to fall into very specific genres – thrillers or chick lit, historical or sci fi – and it’s rare to find one that manages to embrace the insight, characterisation and consideration of a literary novel with the suspense and pace of crime fiction, but in her debut novel Sister, Rosamund Lupton does so in some style.

Invite local author Sam Llewellyn to your school to read his spooky story

4:51pm Wednesday 12th October 2011

LOCAL author Sam Llewellyn is one of 11 renowned children’s writers who have contributed to Haunted, a spooky collection of ghost stories.

Award-winning local author Karen Wallace goes back to Tudor times for new novel

Hereford Times: Award-winning local author Karen Wallace goes back to Tudor times for new novel

9:30am Thursday 22nd September 2011

KINGTON-based author Karen Wallace has gone back to Tudor times for her latest novel, Emerald, but if the setting is historical, the emotions are very contemporary, and Karen is looking forward to visiting local schools to talk about her book, its background and the timelessness of her characters and their complex relationships.

Malvern Theatres launches short story competition

2:40pm Thursday 25th August 2011

A NEW competition has been launched by Malvern Theatres offering writers the chance to win the opportunity to read their own short stories on stage in front of a live audience.

Local author Sue Gee's new collection of short stories

Hereford Times: Sue Gee, who will be signing copies of her new book at Waterstones on June 25

3:58pm Wednesday 1st June 2011

HEREFORDSHIRE is renowned for its agricultural plenty, but its beautiful landscape also provides a fertile ground for creativity, with many writers, artists and makers calling the county home.

Closing date for Ledbury Poetry Festival's annual competition is Thursday, April 28

10:11am Thursday 14th April 2011

THE closing date for Ledbury Poetry Festival’s annual poetry competition is fast approaching, with entries due in by Thursday, April 28.

Hereford College of Arts students illustrate Joyce Clare's book of poems

2:07pm Thursday 13th January 2011

AT the end of last year, local amateur poet Joyce Clare visited Hereford College of Arts to thank students who had provided the illustrations for her recently published collection of poems, Poems that Granny Wrote.

Former Hereford bookseller donates valuable local collection to Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Times: Books from Paul Latcham's collection have been donated to Hereford Cathedral

2:42pm Thursday 2nd December 2010

A UNIQUE display in Hereford Cathedral marks a generous gift by Paul Latcham, owner of Hereford’s last independent bookshop which closed in 1998.

Local author Jenny Valentine was inspired by an annual festival of fire and fireworks in Hay-on-Wye.

Hereford Times: Local author Jenny Valentine

8:00am Friday 6th August 2010

HAY on Fire will never seem quite the same to readers of local author Jenny Valentine’s new novel, The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight.

Local author Molly Carr will be signing copies of The Sign of Fear at Waterstone’s store in Hereford

8:00am Thursday 5th August 2010

Orchard poetry walk

Hereford Times: 'Orchard Days' by Charles Bennett.

2:13pm Friday 2nd July 2010

LEDBURY Poetry Festival sees the launch of "Orchard Days" a seasonal collection of poems written by Charles Bennett. Charles spent time every month for a year in this hidden rural gem capturing the essence of The Orchard. Richard Crompton's thoughtful photographs sensitively illustrate each month's poems and Sir Ian McKellen was moved to comment that "The verses and photos show that Dragon Orchard is a magical place, whatever the weather or season". There will be a guided poetry walk around Dragon Orchard, on Wednesday, July 7 from 10.30am - 2.15am Full festival details can be found at poetry-festival.com

Poetry fails to get the girl for Michael

10:08am Friday 2nd July 2010

A love of poetry doesn’t necessarily get you the girl. At least that’s the experience of Michael Buerk, the 64-year-old BBC journalist and newsreader, who will be starring in this year’s Ledbury Poetry Festival on Sunday, July 11.

Queen's story finally told

12:26pm Friday 28th May 2010

LOCAL author Anne O’Brien celebrated the publication last week of her new novel Virgin Widow, the story of ‘England’s forgotten queen’.



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