2016 Chiswick Book Festival in pictures

2016 Chiswick Book Festival in pictures 2016 was a big year for children's authors. We had both Jacqueline Wilson, author of many, many books including the Tracy Beaker series, and Cressida Cowell, who had just completed her series  How to Train Your Dragon: 12 books which she started writing in 1998, which have been phenomenally successful and spawned blockbuster films. Victoria Hislop, number one best-seller with her first novel The Island, talked about her latest book Cartes Postales from Greece. S.J. Watson, author of Before I Go To Sleep and Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train discussed having their books, both psychological thrillers, made into films. Below also: comedians Shappi Khorsandi and Andy Ha

Queen Victoria at Chiswick House

Festival “challenging and informative” says Fr Kevin

Woman’s Hour presenter Jane Garvey at the 2016 festival

Comedian Richard Herring pops in to the 2016 festival

At home with festival Director Torin Douglas

Ted Sandling on mudlarking

Santa Montefiore, author of commercial women’s fiction

Peter Hanington journalist & novelist

Harry Parker novelist

Shappi Khorsandi comedian

Cressida Cowell children’s author

Cathy Renzenbrink, author & book pundit