Book reviews and features about authors at Chiswick Book Festival, where writers talk about their new books every September in events over a long weekend.

I love you, You’re perfect, Now change

The Chiswick Playhouse has opened its first production under its new name. in the studio space above the Tabard pub. I love you, You’re perfect, Now change is running until 30 November.

I went to see it last week and it was great fun. It’s billed as a brand-new version of a hit musical. To me it seemed more li

Terrorism linked to domestic violence

Domestic violence linked to terrorism

Festival review by Bridget Osborne

October 2019 Photograph above: Jess Phillips MP in the Chamber of the Houses of Parliament Labour MP Jess Phillips says she’s had it explained to her in graphic detail what some angry men would like to do to her. She gets messages like this one: ‘Unless you change your attitude, be a

Meeting authors who you’ve read for years

Chiswick Garden ‘most important in UK’

W B Yeats Nobel prize winning poet

Reading Between The Lines – graphology