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Book Reviews

Barbara's novel entwines her father's real-life story with elements of fiction

Novelist tells father's fascinating tale of growing up in 1930s South Africa in her début work Off the Voortrekker Road

Teen poet and University College London student Sam Kaplin wins prestigious national poetry competition

Jemma will find out if she has made the short-list on Monday, April 3.

Mill Hill author Jemma Wayne has début novel nominated for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

Novel by Hendon author Steve Howell tackles the shocking facts about steroid abuse

Shine Izzy Shine is Ellie's second children's novel

Tough topics tackled in new children's book by Whetstone author Ellie Daines

Jenny's book was inspired by her childhood and her children

Golders Green author helps sad children to feel happy again with new book tackling bereavement

A Hamlet in Hendon

A selection of books by north London writers to read this autumn

Leading authors come to Golders Green for the 2014 Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival

Leading authors come to Golders Green for the 2014 Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival

Sgt Leslie Todd kept a diary during the last year of WW2

Life in the firing line

Harrison is a pupil at Finchley Catholic High School

Twelve-year-old Harrison pens a school survival guide for kids

Mill Hill author Jemma Wayne

Books by local authors for you to read by the pool this summer - After Before by Jemma Wayne, from Mill Hill

Books by local authors for you to read by the pool this summer - Elly's Adventures in the Animal Park by Linda Nissen Samuels, from Finchley

Books by local authors for you to read by the pool this summer - Elly's Adventures in the Animal Park by Linda Nissen Samuels, from Finchley

Edoardo Albert

Books by local authors for you to read by the pool this summer - Edwin: High King of Britain by Edoardo Albert, from Arnos Grove

Dan Freedman

Going football mad in Brazil - and Mill Hill

RJJ Hall and his wife with his People's Book Prize award

Meet the People's Book Prize winner from Golders Green

AL Michaels

A taster of what's on offer at this year's Finchley Literary Festival

The murder takes place in Belsize Park station

Rare 1930s murder mystery republished

Would like to meet like-minded writers

Warren Fitzgerald

Blurring the lines between adult and child, kidnapper and hostage

Richard Hall writes under the pen name of RJJ Hall

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

Ballon factory at the former Bohemia Cinema, Finchley

Barnet in the Great War

My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young

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

PICTURE: Kristofer Samuelsson

Life after One Day

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

North London Lit Fest line-up

Sarah Stacey

Cutting a path through the natural beauty jungle

'The most interesting dead people per square mile'

'The most interesting dead people per square mile'

Joe Dunthorne (PHOTO Angus Muir)

The life and tiny eyes of Joe Dunthorne

Barnet Then and Now by Yasmine Webb

Curl up with a good book this winter

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

H is for Hummus

Books by north London authors

Books by north London authors

Amy Bird, from Finchley Central

Summer reading

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

Making a life in another country

Gina Blaxill, author of Pretty Twisted, is from Highgate

The Greenacre Writers Literary Festival hits town

Arnold Powell was evacuated twice during World War Two

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

Greenacre Writers have got the write stuff

Talk on Colney Hatch Asylum

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

Tea with Dame Barbara Cartland inspired a novel

Prize-winning author Lucy Caldwell will be speaking

The cream of the literary world comes to Hendon

Janet Thomson runs classes and workshops in Borehamwood

Think yourself thin

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

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

Jenny Barden is thrilled to have been nominated for the award

Jenny is nominated for a writer's award

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

Luton Hoo was a house with royal connections

Andy Leeks on his commute

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

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

What life is like for Palestinians in Israel

Tony Morris has 15 years of sales experience

The art of selling

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

'The Mumblyjunk is both a creature and a feeling'

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

Rich history of Stanmore explored in new book

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

Court in the act

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

Marrying into a dynasty

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