The Chiswick Connection - Writer and Readers

Local authors discuss their latest works with local reading enthusiasts


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The second Chiswick Book Festival will take place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th September 2010.

From 12 Noon onwards The Chiswick Connection – Writers & Readers - Top local authors read from their latest works and discuss them with Chiswick book club members.

Introduced by Emma Brophy, Editor, Watch website, posters and flyers for timing details.

Authors to include:

Zaiba Malik - We are a Muslim, please
BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week in August. An account of growing up in Bradford in the 1970s and 1980s to devout Pakistani parents.

Lucy Jago - Montacute House
Witchcraft, politics and religious ambition combine in this “gripping and wonderfully realised” novel, set in the Somerset of the 1590s.

Fran Warde - The French Kitchen, The French Market, The Ginger Pig Cookery Book (Spring 2011) Acclaimed food writer Fran Warde

Nic Ridley - Godfrey’s Ghost: From father to son.
Nic Ridley’s father was Arnold Ridley, celebrated as a young man as author of “The Ghost Train”, and in his old age and in the 25 years since his death as Private Godfrey in “Dad’s Army”.

Nigel Ostrer - The Ostrers and Gaumont British:
Nigel’s uncle, Isidore Ostrer, created and ran the Gaumont British Picture Corporation, the largest movie company in the UK in the 1930s, forerunner of Rank and Odeon. It had a chain of cinemas; a studio complex in Lime Grove; directors like Hitchcock; and stars like James Mason, Margaret Lockwood, Charles Laughton, John Mills and Noel Coward.

Plus book signings in the Storyteller Marquee. Supported by

St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall downstairs. Admission by Sunday Day Pass

The full festival programme is available here and tickets are now available via the Advance Booking Form.

September 10, 2010