Waverton Good Read

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Events and Meetings in 2008-2009

The last meeting was on Monday 23rd March, when the speaker was Nicola Upson, author of "An Expert in Murder"

The first meeting of 2009 was on Monday 19th January in Waverton Primary School. The speaker was Alis Hawkins, author of "Testament" an historical novel which switches between the fourteenth century and the present day. A very appreciative audience listened attentively to Alis' thoughtful analysis of her novel and the process of writing it.

Alis Hawkins talking about Testament
Alis Hawkins talking about Testament

The meeting on Monday 24th November in Borders at Cheshire Oaks celebrated the new partnership between Waverton Good Read and Borders. The speaker was Gareth R Roberts, local author of "That Immortal Jukebox Sensation", which is set in Liverpool and The Wirral. Gareth gave an excellent talk to more than 50 people about his experiences as a speech-writer and barrister before he also became an author.

At the meeting on Monday 6th October 2008 in Waverton Primary School the speaker was Marina Fiorato, author of "The Glassblower of Murano".

The Award dinner was held at Eaton Golf Club, Waverton on 2nd October 2008. Paul Torday was introduced by John Scrivener and presented with his award by the Mayor of Chester, Brian Bailey. Paul gave an illuminating and amusing account of writing "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and his subsequent books.

At the dinner Paul Thornton, Manager of Borders at Cheshire Oaks, announced - to loud applause - that Borders would be sponsoring the Waverton Good Read Award.

Some pictures of the event follow.

Paul Torday accepting the award from Wendy and the Mayor

Paul Torday accepting the award from Wendy and the Mayor
Paul Thornton tackles the quiz while Paul Torday chats to Gwen
Paul Torday addressing the diners
Paul Torday addressing the diners
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