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"With women, it was slightly more nuanced. It wasn’t that they were invisible – it was more that their works were being seen as something niche rather than literature.” Read more

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Alice Cairns talks to novelist Jasper Fforde about fantasy, flying and the terror of writer’s block Read more

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Jane McGowan catches up with local author Fliss Chester, co-owner of wine merchant Taurus Wines Read more

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Arlott and Swanton were two of the voices of English cricket. A new book explores their impact. Richard Nye meets co-author David Kynaston Read more

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Trained dragons, wondrous wizards and mysterious worlds: Cressida Cowell has conjured them all. Caroline Horn talks to the popular children’s author Read more

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The bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once comes to Dorking Halls Read more

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There’s a new chip off the old block of cooking’s most famous clan. Sophie Farrah sees Emily plate up Read more

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Richmond author Anne Sebba has published a fascinating account of the lives of women in occupied Paris. This month she is taking questions at Kew Read more

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Cathy Kelly is one of the biggest selling authors of the decade. This month she takes tea with readers at the Guildford Book Festival. Jane McGowan feels like a long-lost pal Read more

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For centuries literary lions prowled the corridors of Cliveden House. Ahead of the first Cliveden Literary Festival, William Gadsby Peet meets the author and historian guarding the flame Read more

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From popstar excess to parish priest, Richard Coles has come a long way. Samantha Laurie sounds him out Read more

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Jonathan Romain reveals the rollercoaster world of rabbinic life Read more

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William Gadsby Peet meets former MP and bestselling author Jeffrey Archer ahead of his talk at the Windsor Festival Read more

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Richmond borough is blessed with authors. Here Fiona Adams, Richard Nye, Jane McGowan and Brooke Theis review some recent publications Read more

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Epsom-based Laura Dodsworth first came to the nation’s attention with Bare Reality – a poignant study of womanhood. Now she’s back with a new work that puts men in the spotlight Read more

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Stars from the world of sport, media, music and mountaineering – along with a certain domestic goddess – are all heading to Guildford for the town’s annual book bonanza? Read more

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William Gadsby Peet talks to Nanette Newman and Lindsay Branagh about their first book together, narky earwigs and the magic of reading Read more

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He is part of the broadcasting aristocracy. But John Humphrys has a charitable eye on the poor. Ahead of a talk in Epsom this month, Emily Horton hears his thoughts on Today and hopes for tomorrow Read more

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4 STARS. The Rose Theatre's adaptation of Elena Ferrante's literary masterpiece, My Brilliant Friend, is a bold and adventurous piece of theatre that gathers momentum as it progresses says Amanda Hodges. Read more

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The borough of Surrey is bursting with writing talent. Here’s our pick of the best for some Christmas reading Read more

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