Rare 1930s murder mystery republished

Ealing Times: The murder takes place in Belsize Park station

10:30am Sunday 13th April 2014

The British Library has republished Mavis Doriel Hay's Murder Underground, set in Belsize Park and on the Northern Line, as part of its classic crime series

Would like to meet like-minded writers

3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

An aspiring writer from Mill Hill is looking to set up a new writers' group in the area

Blurring the lines between adult and child, kidnapper and hostage

Ealing Times: Warren Fitzgerald

11:18am Thursday 3rd April 2014

East Barnet author and film-maker Warren Fitzgerald talks to Rosy Moorhead about his new book, Tying Down the Sun

Golders Green author makes the finals of the People's Book Prize

Ealing Times: Richard Hall writes under the pen name of RJJ Hall

11:29am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Golders Green author Richard Hall makes the finals of the People's Book Prize with his debut novel, Theatres of War

Barnet in the Great War

Ealing Times: Ballon factory at the former Bohemia Cinema, Finchley

11:41am Thursday 27th March 2014

Friern Barnet & District Local History Society has put together a book about the Barnet Home Front during World War One

Barnet libraries host a series of events based around books on World War One, as part of Cityread 2014

Ealing Times: My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young

12:04pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Barnet libraries host a series of events based around books on World War One, as part of Cityread 2014

Life after One Day

Ealing Times: PICTURE: Kristofer Samuelsson

9:49am Thursday 20th March 2014

Author David Nicholls talks to Rosy Moorhead ahead of his appearance at the North London Lit Fest in Hendon

North London Lit Fest line-up

Ealing Times: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

9:53am Thursday 20th March 2014

David Nicholls, Lesley Pearce and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown are just some of the guests at this year's North London Lit Fest in Hendon

Cutting a path through the natural beauty jungle

Ealing Times: Sarah Stacey

10:06am Thursday 20th March 2014

Co-author of The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible Sarah Stacey will be at Brent Cross next week

'The most interesting dead people per square mile'

Ealing Times: 'The most interesting dead people per square mile'

1:21pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Times parliamentary sketchwriter Ann Treneman talks to Rosy Moorhead about her book, Finding the Plot: 100 Graves to Visit Before You Die

The life and tiny eyes of Joe Dunthorne

Ealing Times: Joe Dunthorne

3:40pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

Poet and novelist Joe Dunthorne talks to Rosy Moorhead ahead of his poetry reading at Keats House in Hampstead

Curl up with a good book this winter

Ealing Times: Barnet Then and Now by Yasmine Webb

2:53pm Thursday 12th December 2013

Rosy Moorhead curls up with three books by authors from north London this winter

H is for Hummus

Ealing Times: H is for Hummus was inspired by Joel's experiences as a modern, middle class parent

4:45pm Thursday 28th November 2013

North Finchley author and publisher Joel Rickett has published a thoroughly modern ABC book for kids - and parents - H is for Hummus

Books by north London authors

Ealing Times: Books by north London authors

3:10pm Thursday 17th October 2013

A selection of books by authors from in and around Barnet for you to read on these cold winter nights

Summer reading

Ealing Times: Amy Bird, from Finchley Central

3:35pm Thursday 1st August 2013

Rosy Moorhead selects some books by north London authors for you to enjoy this summer

Making a life in another country

Ealing Times: Rosy Moorhead talks to journalist and genealogist Melody Amsel-Arieli about her book Jewish Lives

9:00am Sunday 26th May 2013

Who among us has not had a peddler, pawnbroker, grocer, or tailor in the family? Who among us does not boast ancestors who forged new lives in faraway lands?” says journalist and genealogist Melody Amsel-Arieli.

The Greenacre Writers Literary Festival hits town

Ealing Times: Gina Blaxill, author of Pretty Twisted, is from Highgate

11:41am Wednesday 15th May 2013

The Greenacre Writers Literary Festival hits town

‘Without the railways we couldn’t have won the war’

Ealing Times: Arnold Powell was evacuated twice during World War Two

11:46am Thursday 2nd May 2013

East Finchley's Arnold Powell features in a history of Britain's railways during World War Two, Steaming to Victory

Greenacre Writers have got the write stuff

12:22pm Thursday 25th April 2013

Greenacre Writers from Finchley release the second volume of their anthology

Talk on Colney Hatch Asylum

3:45pm Thursday 11th April 2013

Barnet historian David Berguer will give a talk on Colney Hatch Asylum at North Finchley Library

Tea with Dame Barbara Cartland inspired a novel

Ealing Times: Irene Panter also studied history of art with Nikolaus Pevsner, a subject which she uses in the novel

9:50am Thursday 21st March 2013

Friern Barnet author Irene Panter tells Rosy Moorhead how tea with Dame Barbara Cartland inspired her novel, The Contessa's Last Dance

The cream of the literary world comes to Hendon

Ealing Times: Prize-winning author Lucy Caldwell will be speaking

10:33am Thursday 14th March 2013

Middlesex University's Hendon campus plays host to the prestigious North London Literary Festival 2013

Think yourself thin

Ealing Times: Janet Thomson runs classes and workshops in Borehamwood

11:09am Thursday 14th March 2013

Life coach Janet Thomson talks to Rosy Moorhead about her new book, Think More Eat Less

British master of horror James Herbert makes a rare appearance at the North London Literary Festival in Hendon

Ealing Times: James Herbert will be answering questions on his almost 40 years of publishing books

10:38am Thursday 14th March 2013

British master of horror James Herbert makes a rare appearance at the North London Literary Festival in Hendon

Hertfordshire Litfest 2013 comes to libraries all over the county

3:00pm Wednesday 27th February 2013

Hertfordshire Litfest 2013 comes to libraries all over the county

Jenny is nominated for a writer's award

Ealing Times: Jenny Barden is thrilled to have been nominated for the award

11:25am Wednesday 30th January 2013

St Albans author Jenny Barden has been nominated for a Romantic Novelists' Association new writing award for her book, Mistress of the Sea

Luton Hoo was a house with royal connections

Ealing Times: Luton Hoo was built in 1767 for the Third Earl of Bute, John Stuart, by Robert Adam

12:00pm Thursday 24th January 2013

The 245-year history of Luton Hoo has now been captured in a book, writes Rosy Moorhead

Do you sleep on your commute? You're wasting your time says Watford author Andy Leeks who used the time to write his first book

Ealing Times: Andy Leeks on his commute

4:01pm Friday 11th January 2013

Find a seat, unbutton coat, eyes shut, head down, wake me up at London. For hundreds of commuters the daily trek to the office passes in a dream-like state, a chance to claw back your rightful share of winks before work. But not for Watford-born author Andy Leeks...

What life is like for Palestinians in Israel

Ealing Times: John McCarthy's experience as a hostage in Lebanon gave him a real sense of the importance of home

10:01am Thursday 10th January 2013

John McCarthy talks to Rosy Moorhead about his research into the Arab-Israeli conflict for his book, You Can't Hide the Sun, which he will be reading from at the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green

The art of selling

Ealing Times: Tony Morris has 15 years of sales experience

10:13am Thursday 10th January 2013

Shenley salesman Tony Morris talks to Rosy Moorhead about his how-to book on selling, Coffee's for Closers

'The Mumblyjunk is both a creature and a feeling'

Ealing Times: Joanna was inspired to write The Mumblyjunk while living in New York

10:34am Thursday 10th January 2013

Former Golders Green musician and artist Joanna Wallfisch pens her first children's book, The Mumblyjunk

Rich history of Stanmore explored in new book

Ealing Times: The rich and charming history of Stanmore has been brought to life courtesy of author, historian and local resident Geoffrey Hewlett.

2:41pm Thursday 10th January 2013

The rich and charming history of Stanmore has been brought to life courtesy of author, historian and local resident Geoffrey Hewlett.

Court in the act

Ealing Times: Jo Kessel was born and grew up in Hendon and has lived in Highgate since qualifying as a barrister at university

9:42am Thursday 20th December 2012

Former Hendon journalist Jo Kessel has published her first novel, Lover in Law

Marrying into a dynasty

Ealing Times: Jane Dismore was inspired to write the biography by a ghostly incident that happened to her father

9:42am Wednesday 19th December 2012

St Albans solicitor Jane Dismore talks to Rosy Moorhead about her historical biography of Pamela Hambro, who married into the banking Hambro dynasty

Snuggle up with a good book this Christmas

Ealing Times: Pets in Pants is a fully illustrated children's book by Finchley author Omri Stephenson

11:25am Thursday 6th December 2012

It’s cold out - so why not get cosy with a great read from one of north London’s new authors?

The secret life of John Williams is uncovered

Ealing Times: John Williams in Air Studios with the ‘Stavrou’ microphone set-up

10:34am Thursday 22nd November 2012

George Nott talks to John Williams, the award-winning classical guitarist who grew up in Barnet, on the publication of a book about his life and music

'Not treated, but not ill-treated'

Ealing Times: Friern Hospital, formerly known as Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, is now a development of luxury flats

9:57am Thursday 15th November 2012

David Berguer talks to Rosy Moorhead about his book that looks at the history of Friern Hospital

Cistercian monks lived in Friern Barnet during the 16th Century Reformation

Ealing Times: The tomb of freeholder John Bacon in the churchyard of St James' parish church

10:01am Thursday 15th November 2012

Finchley historian Dr Pauline Ashbridge uncovers Friern Barnet's past in her book, The Fields of Friern

The art of moving Londoners around

Ealing Times: An early poster in Walthamstow

12:07pm Thursday 8th November 2012

To celebrate 150 years of the London Underground, David Bownes, Oliver Green and Sam Mullins have compiled a lavishly illustrated coffee table book on the Tube, writes Melanie Dakin

Friern Hospital is the backdrop to Will Self’s latest novel

Ealing Times: Will Self grew up in East Finchley and Hampstead Garden Suburb

9:38am Thursday 8th November 2012

The author and TV personality talks to Rosy Moorhead about Umbrella, set in Friern Barnet

Author Gill Gregory to give talk at Golders Green Library

4:53pm Wednesday 7th November 2012

Author Gill Gregory to give talk at Golders Green Library

Sent home from school for being a dunce - Colin Cossor proves his doubters wrong with his debut novel On Wings Of Song

Ealing Times: Sent home from school for being a dunce - Colin Cossor proves his doubters wrong with his debut novel On Wings Of Song

1:06pm Thursday 1st November 2012

Colin Cossor left school at 15 without any qualifications after his headmaster labelled him a dunce. This month he’s launched his first novel, On Wings of Song, which is proving a hit with fans of historical fiction all over the world.

Barnet's libraries celebrate Black History Month

Ealing Times: Whetstone author Ellie Daines will be talking about her book Lolly Luck

12:55pm Thursday 4th October 2012

Barnet's libraries celebrate Black History Month

Going on holiday can be murder

Ealing Times: Barnet writer Mark Billingham will be talking about his book at Chipping Barnet library on September 21

11:28am Thursday 13th September 2012

Top crime writer Mark Billingham talks to Rosy Moorhead about his latest novel

The Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival attracts top names

Ealing Times: Ann Treneman, author of 'Dave and Nick: The Year of the Honeymoon', is from Arkley

9:37am Thursday 23rd August 2012

The Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival attracts top names, writes Rosy Moorhead

On the ball with Final Whistle

Ealing Times: Author Dan Freedman uses his experience working for the FA to write his children's books

12:12pm Thursday 16th August 2012

Mill Hill author Dan Freedman talks to Rosy Moorhead about his last football novel in the Jamie Johnson series

Winning excellence under the sea

Ealing Times: Sea Olympics is illustrated by Whetstone piano teacher Elisabeth Newson

10:16am Thursday 9th August 2012

Hadley Wood author Aubrey Rose talks to Rosy Moorhead about how writing stories for his grandchildren led to the publication of Sea Olympics

Is the future in freefall and collapse?

Ealing Times: Mark Ballabon hopes his book, Courting the Future, will give people new ways of thinking about what is to come

10:38am Thursday 9th August 2012

Potters Bar writer and philosopher Mark Ballabon tells Rosy Moorhead his vision for the future

Summer reading from local authors

Ealing Times: Best-selling author Mark Billingham is from Barnet

10:58am Thursday 2nd August 2012

Rosy Moorhead rounds up the best books by people living in the area

Sci-fi happenings in Finchley

Ealing Times: Robert Samuels has set his sci-fi novella in Finchley

10:35am Thursday 5th July 2012

Robert Samuels tells Rosy Moorhead why he set his sci-fi novella in such an unlikely area



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