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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.
2:50pm Friday 13th September 2013
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.
12:00am Monday 26th August 2013
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.
3:10pm Friday 2nd August 2013
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.
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.
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.
12:00am Tuesday 11th June 2013
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.
12:00am Sunday 20th January 2013
4:10pm Friday 18th January 2013
2:00pm Friday 18th January 2013
10:00am Friday 26th October 2012
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.
11:30am Thursday 16th August 2012
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.
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.
11:20am Saturday 30th June 2012
12:50pm Monday 26th March 2012
9:50am Saturday 24th March 2012
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
9:10am Thursday 8th March 2012
11:34pm Sunday 20th November 2011
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.
4:51pm Wednesday 12th October 2011
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.
2:40pm Thursday 25th August 2011
3:58pm Wednesday 1st June 2011
10:11am Thursday 14th April 2011
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.
2:42pm Thursday 2nd December 2010
Local author Jenny Valentine was inspired by an annual festival of fire and fireworks in Hay-on-Wye.
8:00am Friday 6th August 2010
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
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
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.
12:26pm Friday 28th May 2010
12:25pm Friday 28th May 2010
12:23pm Friday 28th May 2010
TALL tales, fabulous fibs and mysterious myths are all to be found in the Telling Tales storytelling season from Arts Alive, with stories told by professional storytellers all over Herefordshire next month.
8:00am Tuesday 18th May 2010
8:00am Wednesday 12th May 2010
8:00am Monday 26th April 2010
1:37pm Thursday 22nd April 2010
8:00am Monday 5th April 2010
PHIL Rickman, the author of the popular series of novels featuring Merrily Watkins, Hereford’s deliverance consultant (formerly known as a diocesan exorcist), makes his first journey into the past with his latest book, The Bones of Avalon.
9:39am Friday 26th March 2010
3:55pm Thursday 18th March 2010
2:22pm Thursday 11th March 2010
AS part of Herefordshire Council libraries service’s efforts to encourage more people to join a book group, local writer and historian Catherine Beale will be giving an illustrated talk about her book, Champagne and Shambles, at Hampton Court on Saturday from 3pm to 4.30pm.
8:00am Tuesday 2nd March 2010
BEST-SELLING author Jung Change, whose family memoir Wild Swans remained at the top of the bestseller lists for months back in the 1980s, will present a lecture, From Wild Swans to Mao, at the Monmouth’s Blake Theatre on March 12 as part of Monmouth Women’s Festival.
Philippa May's book review of the month - Julie & Julia My year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell
8:00am Monday 22nd February 2010
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