Uncovered – chance to meet authors
LEADERS at the Chalfont St Giles Pre-school Playgroup are celebrating after the nursery received an improved Ofsted grade.
Inspectors found the playgroup to have improved enough to now warrant a ‘Good’ overall rating, after it was judged to ‘require improvement’ last year.
Award winning author and screenwriter Dougie Brimson is best known for writing the cult movie Green Street, as well as gangster and football themed fiction.
If you enjoyed TV series Call the Midwife then retired local midwife and district nurse Dinah Latham’s honest and compassionate memoir Walking Forward Looking Back is for you.
Historical and biographical fiction are represented by Geoffrey Gudgion’s time slip novel Saxon’s Bane and DJ Kelly’s A Wistful Eye and Running with Crows, as well as her books on local history and people. Fans of romantic suspense and erotic fiction will find many of the works of prolific, bestselling author Sara Curran, otherwise known as Arabella Kingsley, on sale as well as the novels of Catriona Troth – Ghost Town and Gift of the Raven - and Margaret Whittock – Ghost of Gallipoli and Blood Sisters).
Young adults will enjoy enjoy Margaret’s YA novel Unintentional Dismount and junior readers will be well
catered for with Jackie Marchant’s award winning Dougal Trump series and Amanda Hatter’s Callum Fox and the Mousehole Ghost. Admission to the event is free.
DJ Kelly said: “This year’s festival, on the theme of Lives in Words, features a wealth of authors, including famous names nationally and local authors with considerable experience in writing and publishing, and has seen many events sell out early on.”
DJ Kelly (above) and Dinah Latham (left) join the festival