2015 Chiswick Book Festival in pictures
2015 was the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, which gave the Children’s festival its theme. Other highlights from 2015: Mary Portas talking to Jane Garvey about her book Shop Girl; leader of the Liberal Democratic Party Sir Vince Cable talking to political journalist Julia Langdon about his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future; John Torode in conversation with local chef Jo Pratt about his book What the Master Chef really cooks (and eats); historian Sir Max Hastings talking about his book The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939-1945. Also below, vicar of St Michael & All Angels Church Fr Kevin Morris and Festival Director Torin Douglas talking to that year’s surprise hit author Helena Coggan. who wrote the first draft of her novel The Catalyst when she was just thirteen.