A number of interesting writers are coming to the Junction in Chorleywood over the next few weeks, offering people the opportunity to meet and hear stories and ideas from some a variety of different people, as organised by Chorleywood bookshop.
The first of which is Tara Westover, who will be appearing on Tuesday, April 5. Tara’s new book Educated reflects on a unique childhood that saw her raised by her father in a survivalist community preparing for the end of days.
As she grew older, Tara’s father became more radical, and her brother, more violent. At seventeen she decided to educate herself and now has qualifications from both Harvard and Cambridge University. Her book discusses her journey and the transformative power of education, both of which she will be discussing when she visits Chorleywood.
Then on Thursday, April 12 former Captain of the 29 Commando regiment, Johnny Mercer served in the army for 12 years and his book We Were Warriors talks about the journey from front line combat in Afghanistan to his push for change after becoming a member of parliament.
Tuesday, April 17 will see Gavin & Stacey star Ruth Jones doing the only talk and signing of her book tour in the South East. The tour is celebrating her first novel, Never Greener which explores the dangers of trying to recapture that which was once lost and failing to realise the beauty of what we already have.
Finally, vegan food pioneers Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, better known as Bosh, will be discussing the rise of veganism and their attempts to create a truly tasty vegan cookbook. Their online channels have over 1.8 million fans and get over 25 million views every month, now they are looking to take their recipes to the world through their new book which features over 140 recipes. They will be at the junction on Friday, April 27.