Lover Loves Books

On March 3rd 2018 Redlynch Village Hall will be hosting a "mini book fair" under the banner "Lover Loves Books"  featuring a number of local authors including Tom Cunliffe and childrens book specialists, Julie White from Usborne Books and Simon Chadwick from Ceratopia Books.

There will be a drawing competition for children entitled "Everything on or under the Sea" which we shall publicise to local schools. We shall ask the visiting authors to judge the best entries and will award some small prizes. Click here for the Competition Details and Rules.

The main hall will have a number of stalls featuring the local authors we have invited and they will be offering certain publications for sale, and discussing their work. We shall also have a second-hand book stall for all the compulsive bookworms out there! And Redlynch & District Local History Society will also have a stand.

There will be refreshments available in the hall including bacon baps, cake, teas, coffees and soft drinks.  Doors will open at 9.30am and close at 1.00pm.  Admission will be FREE! For more details telephone Doug Bowden on 01725 513189 or Fred Stark on 01725 513448.



From Doug Bowden February 9: Sarah Weston has confirmed she will be attending.  For many years, Sarah was a Recommended Associate of Intelligent Horsemanship working with horses and their owners to overcome behavioural problems and to train the horse in the most sympathetic and effective way possible. Her book, “No Fear, No Force“, is considered to be the leading book on how to train a wild or unhandled foal and has been used to train older horses too.

From Ray Proudley February 5:  Authors Richard Nash and Frogg Moody have agreed to join the event.  During the 80's and 90's Downton author Richard Nash produced The Rambler, a ‘lifestyle’ fanzine. He has also contributed articles to various publications and with Judi Brown has co-authored booklets about the Downton Heritage Trail (2009) and Downton Cuckoo Fair (2011).  In 2004 Salisbury-born Frogg Moody formed The Salisbury Timezone Group to research and record social life and historical events from the city’s past through books, theatre, music, lectures and exhibitions.  Richard and Frogg have worked togther on a number of joint ventures including "Haunted Salisbury".     more

From Doug Bowden January 29: Our latest author attending is Wendy Orpwood, author of The Boppypants books. "The Boppypants are a happy family who just happen to love wearing pants on their heads at the weekends!  The stories are told by DeeDee's teddy bear, Dan. Did you know that you can find little Pickle the mouse on every page?"

From Ray Proudley January 7: The latest author to join our event is Martin Berry whose book The Sapphire Crystal was published by Mereo Books last March:  "Melina and her friend Lisa cannot understand why they have developed magical powers - until they are whisked away from their homes in the middle of the night by the Gamlyns, a race of small, green people from another world and another time. The Gamlyns derive special powers from an extraordinary sapphire crystal hidden deep inside a cave."

From Doug Bowden December 14: We have a new author attending, Michelle Holland, who said: "My book, The Adventures of Bella & Emily", the story of a New Forest Rescue Pony for age group 8+ is available on Amazon in paperback and for download for Kindle.  I have self-published my book and I am marketing it myself; 50% of all profits from the sales of the kindle & paperback editions will be donated to Leinster Horse & Pony Rescue, Horseworld Trust, The Retreat Animal Rescue, Helping Paws and Brooke Action For Horses & Donkeys."


Sarah Weston
Haunted Salisbury

Simon Chadwick

Ceratopia Books

Mica Ford

Julie White

Usborne Books

Martin Berry



Michelle Holland

Tom Cunliffe

Author & Sailor

Wendy Orpwood
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