Readers' Day 

Authors confirmed include Polly Clark, Rachel Joyce, Lucy Atkins, Fiona Barton, Kate Eberlen and Veronica Henry

Saturday 14 October
Guildford Cricket Pavilion

New host author Fanny Blake 

10:00 - 16:00

Includes lunch, refreshments and a goodie bag

What is Readers' Day?

> A mini festival in a day
> One ticket, 8 speakers including authors and publishing professionals
> Hear authors speak about their latest books and what inspires them
> Discover new ideas for your own reading and writing
> A chance to ask authors about their work and the writing process
> A chance to share your enthusiasm for reading with like minded people

If you are an avid reader of fiction what better way to spend the day than in the company of authors and professionals from the world of publishing sharing their stories and providing inspiration and advice for your own work, and all under one roof.

Early booking is essential for this event as it is always a sell out!



Lucy Atkins

The Night Visitor

The Night Visitor is a compelling exploration of ambition, morality and deception that asks the question: How far would you go to save your reputation? The stunning new noir thriller from the author of the bestselling The Missing One and The Other Child.


Seriously gripping, seriously scary and seriously brilliant
— Clara Kendal author of The Book of You

Polly CLark 


A beautiful debut novel about a woman's struggle with isolation and sanity woven with the story of the poet W.H. Auden.

A meeting of minds across time, between a modern-day women poet and a young WH Auden, illustrates the redemptive power of poetic imagination
— The Lady
An atmospheric, haunting time-slip novel about a new mother struggling to survive in a claustrophobic town where poet W.H. Auden lived
— Charlotte Heathcote, S Magazine, Sunday Express

Rachel Joyce

The Music Shop

From the author of the world-wide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a new novel about learning how to listen and how to feel; and about second chances and choosing to be brave despite the odds. Because in the end, music can save us all...


Veronica Henry

The Forever House

An irresistibly feel-good story set in the Cotswolds from bestseller Veronica Henry, all about why home really is where the heart is.



Penny Vincenzi

A Question of Trust

When a man is faced with a dilemma that threatens his principles, his reputation, his marriage and a child, what choices will he make? An irresistible novel from the No 1 bestselling Penny Vincenzi.



Fiona Barton

The Child

The author of the stunning New York Times bestseller The Widow returns with a brand-new novel of twisting psychological suspense


Tense, tantalizing, and ultimately very satisfying…definitely one of the year’s must-reads.
— Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author