Christmas Local Authors' Evening

Half a dozen authors and a choir make up a Chiswick Book Festival 'extra'

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As a Chiswick Book Festival 'extra', an event featuring a number of local authors who participated in the festival is taking place at Waterstones on the High Road on Saturday December 7th.

Rula Lenska

There will be Carols sung by the choir of Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School, with refreshments and signings by half a dozen authors, including actress Rula Lenska, cookery writer Jo Pratt (who’s bringing brownies!), photographer Andrew Wilson and historian George Goodwin, who will be interviewed by Torin Douglas at 5.30pm.

They will be discussing ‘how to survive on a Wars of the Roses battlefield’. He told us, 'This will be none of that White Queen soft stuff – we will be talking about Towton 1461, the bloodiest battle on English soil, moving onto Flodden 1513 – the bloodiest Anglo-Scottish battle (which the English won with Wars of the Roses weaponry).'

The talk ties in with his Fatal Colours and Fatal Rivalry books. George says it is made more appropriate in that Waterstones Chiswick stands on an actual battlefield – The Battle of Turnham Green in 1642.

Rula Lenska, one of Britain's best-known actresses, will be in store signing her bestselling autobiography 'Rula: My Colourful Life'.

The event is free.

November 29, 2013