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Matt Coyne & The Unmumsy Mum£12

Two social media stars who understand the wonders, perils, joys and heartbreaks of parenting. Sarah Turner AKA The Unmumsy Mum has over 360k followers on Instagram and two Sunday Times bestsellers, followed now by The Unmumsy Mum A-Z – An Inexpert Guide to Parenting. Man vs Baby blogger Matt gives hope to all fathers with his hit books Dummy and Man vs Baby but most recently Man vs Toddler. Interviewed by Steph Douglas.

This event is sponsored by Laithwaite’s Wine

Saturday September 28 - 08:30 pm
Festival Hub

Hannah Beckerman, Janet Ellis & Harriet Evans: Families in Fiction£9

Three brilliant novelists taking families as the subjects of their books. In If Only I Could Tell You, Hannah tells of Audrey’s estranged daughters and the cousins who have never been allowed to meet. Sunday Times bestseller Harriet presents The Garden of Lost and Found, the story of a family ripped apart. And broadcaster turned acclaimed writer, Janet’s How It Was follows Marion’s struggles as a wife and mother in 1970s Kent. Interviewed by Francesca Perryman.

Sunday September 29 - 10:00 am
Town Hall

Liz Fost: Moomins Event£6

Step into the magical world of Moominvalley with readings and crafts from children’s storyteller Liz Fost. A fun-filled session with the beloved Moomin characters.

Suitable for children aged 7-9

Sunday September 29 - 12:00 pm
Town Hall

Charlie Hart & Beth Lynch: Gardening Therapy£10

Two people who found that gardening can heal the wounds of grief share their heart- warming tales in the special setting of the Hibernia boat. In Skymeadow: Notes from an English Garden, Charlie shows how he found salvation from the grief of losing his father by turning meadowland into an audacious garden. Beth struggled with the loss of her parents and her cherished garden, but as we see in Where the Hornbeam Grows, she found respite in building a new garden overseas. In conversation with Rosalind Sack.

This event is sponsored by Sarah Ducker

Sunday September 29 - 04:00 pm
Hibernia

Steph Booth: Married to Alzheimer’s£9

Until his death two years ago, Steph was married for two decades to the actor Tony Booth, most famous for his role in Till Death Do Us Part and as father-in-law to Tony Blair through his daughter Cherie. In 2004 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Steph’s moving account Married to Alzheimer’s tells of the frustration, laughter, anger and joy of their relationship and the effects of this increasingly common disease. In conversation with Cindy Burrowes.

Monday September 30 - 12:00 pm
Town Hall

Terry Waite£12

Terry wrote his first book ‘in his head’ while being held captive in Beirut. Now a respected author and speaker, he returns to Henley with an affectionate and honest book, Travels with a Primate, about his decade travelling the globe with Robert Runcie, then Archbishop of Canterbury. This event will be a nostalgic return to the 1980s and as a delightful tribute to enduring friendship. He will be in conversation with James Runcie, the Archbishop’s son and acclaimed author.

Monday September 30 - 02:00 pm
Phyllis Court

Clarissa Farr & Tony Little: Master Class£9

Education prompts much parental agonising, as Clarissa, former high mistress of St Paul’s Girls’ School, and Tony, head master of Eton from 2002-2015, know. In The Making of Her: Why School Matters Clarissa examines what contributes to the success of women and how we can inspire confidence and nurture excellence in children. In Adolescence: How to Survive It Tony and co-author Herb Etkin offer a guide for parents, teachers and young adults on coping with those fraught years. Lessons from two top educators. Interviewed by Gerry Foley.

Tuesday October 01 - 12:00 pm
Festival Hub

Muddy Stilettos Book Club Live£12

The award-winning lifestyle site Muddy Stilettos is back with lashings of Prosecco, plenty of pizzazz and a panel of brilliant authors. Actress, Celebrity Master Chef winner and Meant to Be author Lisa Faulkner, former deputy editor of Elle and How to be a Gentlewoman author Lotte Jeffs, and Five Steps to Happy debut novelist Ella Dove, will be chatting to Muddy Stilettos’ founder Hero Brown and the site’s books editor and Sunday Telegraph contributor Kerry Potter. Grab your girlfriends and join the conversation.

Saturday October 05 - 08:30 pm
Phyllis Court

Johnny Ball£7

It is hard to think of the live-wire Johnny as an 81-year-old, so sharp is his mind and so keen is he on his favourite subject, maths. He has delighted us before and will do so again talking about Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical. Don’t underestimate this master communicator who has no formal university experience in mathematics….it’s just his personal passion and one which he has inspired in millions of others. This event is sponsored by The Head Partnership Solicitors.

Suitable for ages 10-100

Sunday October 06 - 02:00 pm
Town Hall

Matt Coyne & The Unmumsy Mum£12

Two social media stars who understand the wonders, perils, joys and heartbreaks of parenting. Sarah Turner AKA The Unmumsy Mum has over 360k followers on Instagram and two Sunday Times bestsellers, followed now by The Unmumsy Mum A-Z – An Inexpert Guide to Parenting. Man vs Baby blogger Matt gives hope to all fathers with his hit books Dummy and Man vs Baby but most recently Man vs Toddler. Interviewed by Steph Douglas.

This event is sponsored by Laithwaite’s Wine

Saturday September 28 - 09/28/2019 08:30 pm
Festival Hub

Clarissa Farr & Tony Little: Master Class£9

Education prompts much parental agonising, as Clarissa, former high mistress of St Paul’s Girls’ School, and Tony, head master of Eton from 2002-2015, know. In The Making of Her: Why School Matters Clarissa examines what contributes to the success of women and how we can inspire confidence and nurture excellence in children. In Adolescence: How to Survive It Tony and co-author Herb Etkin offer a guide for parents, teachers and young adults on coping with those fraught years. Lessons from two top educators. Interviewed by Gerry Foley.

Tuesday October 01 - 10/01/2019 12:00 pm
Festival Hub

Charlie Hart & Beth Lynch: Gardening Therapy£10

Two people who found that gardening can heal the wounds of grief share their heart- warming tales in the special setting of the Hibernia boat. In Skymeadow: Notes from an English Garden, Charlie shows how he found salvation from the grief of losing his father by turning meadowland into an audacious garden. Beth struggled with the loss of her parents and her cherished garden, but as we see in Where the Hornbeam Grows, she found respite in building a new garden overseas. In conversation with Rosalind Sack.

This event is sponsored by Sarah Ducker

Sunday September 29 - 09/29/2019 04:00 pm
Hibernia

Terry Waite£12

Terry wrote his first book ‘in his head’ while being held captive in Beirut. Now a respected author and speaker, he returns to Henley with an affectionate and honest book, Travels with a Primate, about his decade travelling the globe with Robert Runcie, then Archbishop of Canterbury. This event will be a nostalgic return to the 1980s and as a delightful tribute to enduring friendship. He will be in conversation with James Runcie, the Archbishop’s son and acclaimed author.

Monday September 30 - 09/30/2019 02:00 pm
Phyllis Court

Muddy Stilettos Book Club Live£12

The award-winning lifestyle site Muddy Stilettos is back with lashings of Prosecco, plenty of pizzazz and a panel of brilliant authors. Actress, Celebrity Master Chef winner and Meant to Be author Lisa Faulkner, former deputy editor of Elle and How to be a Gentlewoman author Lotte Jeffs, and Five Steps to Happy debut novelist Ella Dove, will be chatting to Muddy Stilettos’ founder Hero Brown and the site’s books editor and Sunday Telegraph contributor Kerry Potter. Grab your girlfriends and join the conversation.

Saturday October 05 - 10/05/2019 08:30 pm
Phyllis Court

Hannah Beckerman, Janet Ellis & Harriet Evans: Families in Fiction£9

Three brilliant novelists taking families as the subjects of their books. In If Only I Could Tell You, Hannah tells of Audrey’s estranged daughters and the cousins who have never been allowed to meet. Sunday Times bestseller Harriet presents The Garden of Lost and Found, the story of a family ripped apart. And broadcaster turned acclaimed writer, Janet’s How It Was follows Marion’s struggles as a wife and mother in 1970s Kent. Interviewed by Francesca Perryman.

Sunday September 29 - 09/29/2019 10:00 am
Town Hall

Liz Fost: Moomins Event£6

Step into the magical world of Moominvalley with readings and crafts from children’s storyteller Liz Fost. A fun-filled session with the beloved Moomin characters.

Suitable for children aged 7-9

Sunday September 29 - 09/29/2019 12:00 pm
Town Hall

Steph Booth: Married to Alzheimer’s£9

Until his death two years ago, Steph was married for two decades to the actor Tony Booth, most famous for his role in Till Death Do Us Part and as father-in-law to Tony Blair through his daughter Cherie. In 2004 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Steph’s moving account Married to Alzheimer’s tells of the frustration, laughter, anger and joy of their relationship and the effects of this increasingly common disease. In conversation with Cindy Burrowes.

Monday September 30 - 09/30/2019 12:00 pm
Town Hall

Johnny Ball£7

It is hard to think of the live-wire Johnny as an 81-year-old, so sharp is his mind and so keen is he on his favourite subject, maths. He has delighted us before and will do so again talking about Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical. Don’t underestimate this master communicator who has no formal university experience in mathematics….it’s just his personal passion and one which he has inspired in millions of others. This event is sponsored by The Head Partnership Solicitors.

Suitable for ages 10-100

Sunday October 06 - 10/06/2019 02:00 pm
Town Hall