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FAMOUS FACES: Busy month for Chorleywood bookshop with literary icons popping in

 Published on: 20th July 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Chorleywood Bookshop has had a wide variety of guests coming in over the last two months, which have included a vicar, a broadcaster and even a famous monster.

Held to celebrate the annual Independent Bookshop Week, which ran from 18 to 25 of June, several famous faces came along to talk about their newest works of literature. 

The first was the Reverend Richard Coles, who, at an event at Chorleywood Memorial Hall on June 18, spoke about his best-selling debut novel Murder Before Evensong, the latest hit in the increasingly popular ‘cosy crime’ genre of crime fiction.

This was followed by a special talk from Melvyn Bragg on June 20, which had 150 attendees. He was there to talk about his new memoir Back in the Day, covering a life and career that has seen him become a broadcaster, author, Lord and university chancellor.

For younger villagers, the bookshop itself received a special visit from the Gruffalo on June 18, star of the best-selling children’s books by Julia Donaldson, who also delighted schoolchildren at the Russell Primary School later in the week.

The bookshop is set to have a break from events in August, but author visits will resume in earnest come September.

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