Un­cov­ered – chance to meet au­thors

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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

Mar­garet Whit­tock

Ca­tri­ona Troth

Ge­off Gud­gion

Jackie Marchant

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