10am – 1pm Saturday November 30
at the Kennington Village Hall
Come along and discover the work of local authors and publishers.
The Friends of Kennington Library will be reading a selection of children’s stories throughout the event, so bring along your young readers to take a place while you browse some great books.
There’s a pop-up cafe for you to relax in, chat or why not take a quiet moment for a read!
If you’re an author and want to talk about how to publish Your Own book then come and have a chat with us at the Oxford eBooks stall.
Want to exhibit at the book fair? Click HERE for information.
Friends of Kennington Library
Reading from a selection of children’s books throughout the morning in a cosy corner by the stage!
Oxford Writers Group
Selling a wide selection of Science Fiction, Epic Fantasy, novels and biographies.
They’re also here to offer advice on how to publish your own book or set up a website.
Barbara is a writer of short stories and novels. Her first novel Timed Out (Driven Press, 2016) tells of an older woman’s search for love and a meaningful life after she retires. Her second novel Makeover (2019), is about a rich self-centred Oxford professor and a fortune-hunting personal shopper.
Sylvia Vetta prolific author, journalist and speaker who wrote the life stories of 120 well known people she sent to her imaginary island of Oxtopia. Her latest novel set in Oxford and India reflects her own life experience.
Penny, an Oxfordshire author writes historical novels, mystery… with a touch of romance.
Peter Tickler has written 6 crime novels set in and around Oxford. Praised for the authenticity and pace of his writing, he also runs creative writing classes, has written 2 short films and a very successful murder mystery play.
He loves talking to groups!
A former games’ industry art director, Nick has a passion for science and astronomy, often blogging about the latest mind-bending discoveries made in areas such as quantum physics. Forever influenced by growing up during the era of the Apollo moon landings, Nick developed a life long love affair with science and science fiction. It’s that early influence that moulds much of his writing today. He loves nothing better then to let his imagination run riot in his books, loosely constrained by semi-plausible science and to pose the question, What if?
Presenting his Debut novel, “A very Important Teapot”. A comedy spy thriller.
Mary describes her work as strong contemporary fiction, born out of her observations and experiences, most especially as a voyeur of ‘humankind’ and an ardent ‘earwigger’. She is also fascinated with the strange and secret life that’s lived within the mind, man’s battle with close relationships, and the profound changes, both social and moral, that have taken place in her lifetime.
Her work has been compared to Susan Hill, Henry Fielding, Virginia Woolf, Joanna Trollope, Anita Shreve, and Pat Barker. (What a diverse list!)
She has been a member of the Oxford Writers Group (OWG) for twenty years.
Local Kennington resident, Carole Newbigging, has been researching family history for over 40 years, and became interested in local history when living in Cowley, which resulted in the production of the first book – The Changing Faces of Cowley. Carole has produced 18 of the 70 titles now within the Series, including Cowley, Cowley Works, Littlemore, Marston, South Oxford, St Ebbes and St Thomas, Blackbird Leys, Abingdon and, of course, Kennington.
This group of Oxford writers is offering some of its current publications for sale at a special Exhibition Discount of £6.00 per copy:
The Boswells Connection: stories linked to Oxford’s oldest store Short stories inspired by this famous Oxford institution. 176 pages
Lucky 13: tales from the John Radclffe bus Back in print by popular demand! Over 500 copies already sold and each one has raised money for the JR. 180 pages
From Coolshade to Cowley Road: the story of Mrs Icolyn Smith The life story of how this country girl from Jamaica set up a soup kitchen for Oxford’s homeless. 124 pages
All these books are published by Bombus Books and are available from all good bookshops, including Blackwells and Amazon.
Pam’s first novel, set in the ’50s is a gently ironic account of first love.
Elisabeth Hallett lived in China (Beijing and Hunan province) for many years, working as a teacher and editor. She met her Chinese husband in Beijing and returns frequently on family visits. She now lives in Oxford. Mouse-wolf is her first published novel.
Colin started writing in 2016 after moving to part time working, giving him the time to realise the ambition of getting a book written and published. His first book The Lost Years, a fast paced conspiracy thriller, was published in September 2019. Further books are in the pipeline.
Caroline and Ray Foulk
Father and daughter, Ray and Caroline have written a play, screenplays and books together, including memoirs documenting Ray Foulk’s life as creator of the Isle of Wight Rock Festivals. They have recently published their long awaited novel ‘Picasso’s Revenge’.