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New journal brings Uttlesford past into focus

New journal brings Uttlesford past into focus

New journal brings Uttlesford past into focus

01 December 2021

The journal, edited by Jacqueline Cooper, also includes a piece by her about an exciting archaeology project in her home village of Clavering.


Chance meeting with Holocaust survivor inspires Stortford novelist

Chance meeting with Holocaust survivor inspires Stortford novelist

Chance meeting with Holocaust survivor inspires Stortford novelist

26 November 2021

Chrissy Smith, a married mother of three, spent two-and-a-half years researching and writing The Caretaker with an unlikely hero at its heart.


Win a copy of Harry Sidebottom's "enthralling" new novel The Burning Road

Win a copy of Harry Sidebottom's "enthralling" new novel The Burning Road

Win a copy of Harry Sidebottom's "enthralling" new novel The Burning Road

14 November 2021

Book reviewer Janet Gordon gives her verdict on the latest reads from Harry Sidebottom, Harriet Evans, Lynda La Plante and M.K. Hill


Cast your vote for picture perfect winner of annual children's book prize

Cast your vote for picture perfect winner of annual children's book prize

Cast your vote for picture perfect winner of annual children's book prize

07 November 2021

Lizzie Hall reveals which authors and illustrators have made the shortlist for the 13th annual Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award


The St Michael's Church bellringer with some tall tales to tell

The St Michael's Church bellringer with some tall tales to tell

The St Michael's Church bellringer with some tall tales to tell

03 November 2021

Sales of Alan Padgett's book Tales from the Tower will raise money for the next musical chapter of the Windhill place of worship.


Follow in the footsteps of everyday superheroes who walk among us

Follow in the footsteps of everyday superheroes who walk among us

Follow in the footsteps of everyday superheroes who walk among us

01 November 2021

The Federation of Children's Book Groups has chosen the theme Heroes to mark National Non-Fiction November


Win a copy of Milly Johnson's new novel The Woman in the Middle

Win a copy of Milly Johnson's new novel The Woman in the Middle

Win a copy of Milly Johnson's new novel The Woman in the Middle

29 October 2021

Indie book reviewer Janet Gordon gives her thoughts on new releases from Richard Osman, Adele Parks, Milly Johnson and Peter James


Enjoy hellishly good reads with books that go bump in the night

Enjoy hellishly good reads with books that go bump in the night

Enjoy hellishly good reads with books that go bump in the night

24 October 2021

Bishop's Stortford College Prep School librarian Lizzie Hall picks her favourite Hallowe'en stories for young readers


Children will be inspired by these tales for Black History Month

Children will be inspired by these tales for Black History Month

Children will be inspired by these tales for Black History Month

16 October 2021

Buffalo Soldier, Young, Gifted and Black and Cane Warriors on Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall's Black History Month reading list


Get lost in translation with some exciting journeys to new lands

Get lost in translation with some exciting journeys to new lands

Get lost in translation with some exciting journeys to new lands

02 October 2021

Bishop's Stortford College Prep School librarian Lizzie Hall's top children's books that have been translated from another language into English


Children's books inspire first concert of orchestra's new season

Children's books inspire first concert of orchestra's new season

Children's books inspire first concert of orchestra's new season

25 September 2021

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra's programme includes music by Bernard Hughes to accompany the stories Not Now, Bernard and Isabel's Noisy Tummy.


The new books that are sure to fire young people's imaginations

The new books that are sure to fire young people's imaginations

The new books that are sure to fire young people's imaginations

24 September 2021

Bishop's Stortford College Prep School librarian Lizzie Hall's recommended titles for Read A New Book Month


The former Tory MP in Stortford who's plotted Boris's demise

The former Tory MP in Stortford who's plotted Boris's demise

The former Tory MP in Stortford who's plotted Boris's demise

16 September 2021

Ex-Enfield North MP Nick de Bois's debut political thriller Fatal Ambition is set in the chaos of Westminster after the departure of Boris Johnson.


The droll dozen children's books short-listed for the Lollies

The droll dozen children's books short-listed for the Lollies

The droll dozen children's books short-listed for the Lollies

10 September 2021

The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards 2022 (the Lollies) celebrates the best and funniest children’s books in the UK and Ireland, voted for by children.


Stories that inspire young readers to offer hand of friendship to refugees

Stories that inspire young readers to offer hand of friendship to refugees

Stories that inspire young readers to offer hand of friendship to refugees

03 September 2021

Bishop's Stortford College Prep School librarian Lizzie Hall's top picture books to inspire children to welcome refugees into their own communities


Get children ready for starting school with Colour Monster and co

Get children ready for starting school with Colour Monster and co

Get children ready for starting school with Colour Monster and co

21 August 2021

Get your child ready for their first day at school with these fabulous books recommended by Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall


Get set for the Paralympics with tales of acceptance and perseverance

Get set for the Paralympics with tales of acceptance and perseverance

Get set for the Paralympics with tales of acceptance and perseverance

15 August 2021

Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall recommends children's books featuring characters with disabilities that encourage acceptance


Sawbo crime writer follows the award trail of le Carre, Rendell and Rankin

Sawbo crime writer follows the award trail of le Carre, Rendell and Rankin

Sawbo crime writer follows the award trail of le Carre, Rendell and Rankin

09 August 2021

Crime writer Chris Whitaker, who still works shifts at Stortford library, wins CWA Gold Dagger for third novel We Begin at the End.


9 activity and puzzle books to occupy your kids this summer

9 activity and puzzle books to occupy your kids this summer

9 activity and puzzle books to occupy your kids this summer

06 August 2021

Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall picks her top books to help keep children active during the school holidays.


Get the inside track on what it takes to be an Olympic star

Get the inside track on what it takes to be an Olympic star

Get the inside track on what it takes to be an Olympic star

28 July 2021

Story of Simone Biles among Olympic reads for a sporting summer recommended by Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall.


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