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Haven't They Grown, the new standalone thriller from Sophie Hannah, queen of psychological crime, is published on 23 January and Sophie will be in Chipping Norton to launch this rivetingly original tale.
Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily Braid were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then, they haven't changed at all. Why haven't they grown?
Sophie's best-selling crime fiction is published in 51 countries. She is also the author of the Poirot continuation mysteries. And a best-selling poet. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to meet her.
Our fifth annual short story competition is now open.
Judge: Sarah Franklin
Entry fee: £5 for stories up to 2,500 words. £8 for stories up to 5,000 words
Deadline: 12 midnight GMT, Saturday 8 February 2020
First Prize: £500
Second Prize: £100
Third Prize: £50
2019 winners: here
The definitive vegetarian cookbook from the founder of Leiths School of Food and Wine, ChipLitFest patron and Bake Off judge, Prue Leith, and pastry chef and lifelong vegetarian, Peta Leith, Prue’s niece.
Join us for this very special pre-festival event. Learn more about cooking these favourite dishes that bring delight to the extended Leith family table and get an insight into the life of the legendary chef and food writer.
Is she a novelist, is she a poet, or is she a teacher? Sophie Hannah is all of those things, and she’s one of the most prolific authors writing today. Our guest at the Theatre on Saturday 23 January is an international best-seller and we’re delighted that she has chosen to come Chipping Norton on the day her latest novel, Haven’t They Grown, is published.
Directors: Martin Neild (chair), Penny Chapman, Helen Dance, Cathy Horlick, Jo Howard, Liz Sich
Registered Charity: 1152866