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Chiswick Book Festival 2021 – Sunday

September 12

The Chiswick Book Festival brings together top authors and their readers for a week of history, poetry, biography, creative writing, fiction, thrillers, gardens, food, wine, politics and children’s books. It started in 2009 with speakers including Lady Antonia Fraser, Anthony Horowitz, Jacqueline Wilson, Lynn Barber and Michael Frayn and has kept up the same high calibre of speakers ever since.

Sunday schedule highlights:

10:15-11am: Chitra Soundar – Nikhil and Jay
Listen to author Chitra Soundar tell a story from the Nikhil and Jay series of books, and join in a workshop to draw your family tree! Age 5+.
CBPPS Nursery, 1-2 Woodstock Studios, Woodstock Road, £3

12:15pm: Life on the NHS Frontline – Dr Jim Down & Dr Amir Khan
Two doctors talk about life in the NHS. Dr Jim Down’s book Life Support provides a personal account of the reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Amir Khan’s The Doctor Will See You Now tells of the highs and lows of life as a GP. Chaired by Hugh Pym.
St Michael & All Angels Church, £8

1:45-2:30pm: Frederick the Fox: Kim Ansell, Lisa Read
Fun with author Kim Ansell and illustrator Lisa Read in a creative reading and craft event based on their beautifully illustrated Frederick the Fox book. Age 4+.
CBPPS Nursery, 1-2 Woodstock Studios, Woodstock Road, £3

2pm: What is History Now? – Suzannah Lipscomb
On the 60th anniversary of EH Carr’s influential book What is History?, historian Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Julia Wheeler about What is History Now?, addressing how we interpret history today, including the history of faith, disability and racism. Chiswick Playhouse, Bath Road, £8

2:15pm: Alan Johnson: The Late Train to Gipsy Hill
Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson talks about his debut novel, the thriller The Late Train to Gipsy Hill.
St Michael & All Angels Church, £8 

4pm: The Authority Gap: Mary Ann Sieghart
Journalist and radio presenter Mary Ann Sieghart talks to former Woman’s Hour presenter Jane Garvey about her book The Authority Gap, which looks at how to address systematic sexism.
St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall, £8

4:15pm: Anthony Burgess: Why No Blue Plaque in Chiswick? – John Walsh
When English Heritage said no to a blue plaque for Anthony Burgess on his former home in W4, John Walsh wrote “If Anthony Burgess doesn’t merit a blue plaque, then few do”. With other speakers, he’ll look at how plaques are awarded and who deserves one, if not Burgess? Chaired by Festival director Torin Douglas.
St Michael & All Angels Church, £8

For the full schedule see the Chiswick Book Festival Website

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September 12
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Chiswick
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London, W4 United Kingdom
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