13 – 15 Oct – Arts For Hungerford – Literary Festival

We are delighted the first of a new season of Literary Festivals The Hungerford Literary Festival has become an established fixture in the town’s calendar, fulfilling its aim is to provide a ‘live library’ of events, showcasing different genres and authors, for local people and to attract people in to our historic town. The festival… Continue reading →

A New Map of Love – Abi Oliver talks about her novel

Friday 30th June, 7.30pm at The Hungerford Bookshop George Baxter has settled for a comfortable life, content as the years unfold predictably — until Win, his wife of twenty-six years, dies. With his loyal dog Monty by his side, George throws himself into his work as an antiques dealer. His business is at the heart… Continue reading →

Sat 24 Jun – Paula Byrne & Helena Kelly: Jane Austen Weekend

Saturday 24th June at 10:30am in St Mary’s Church, Kintbury Authors Paula Byrne and Helena Kelly will be talking about their books as part of ‘Jane Austen – the Kintbury Connection’: a weekend of events celebrating the writer’s association with the village. We just don’t read her properly – we haven’t been reading her properly… Continue reading →

Wed 12 Apr – Joanna Trollope: ‘City of Friends’ Book Talk

Wednesday April 12th, 8pm at The Croft Hall: Joanna Trollope has been writing for over thirty years and is well known for her enormously successful contemporary works of fiction.  She has been described as one of the most insightful chroniclers and social commenters writing fiction today. The Hungerford Bookshop is delighted to welcome back the… Continue reading →

Wed March 29: Clover Stroud, ‘The Wild Other’

This is a memoir of love, loss, motherhood, sex and danger. Broadcaster, writer and journalist Clover Stroud says: “I had a very unconventional and very happy childhood in Wiltshire, which ended in the most violent way when my mother suffered fell from her horse out riding and was left horrifically brain damaged. This early experience… Continue reading →

Tue 21 feb – Nicola Cornick: The Phantom Tree

February 21st, 7:30pm in Hungerford Bookshop: Local author Nicola Cornick will be talking about her latest novel ‘The Phantom Tree’ in The Hungerford Bookshop. Her book is inspired by the story of Mary Seymour (b. 1548) – she disappeared from historical record in 1550 which has led to much speculation about her life – and… Continue reading →

Fri Feb 10 – Poetry in the Bookshop

February 10th, 7:30pm in Hungerford Bookshop: Poetry in the bookshop is back. Set in an informal and cosy atmosphere amongst books with plenty of wine on hand, this is an opportunity to read aloud your poem to others in a friendly environment. The evening will start with guest poet Anita Campbell who has attended many… Continue reading →

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