The Third Chiswick Book Festival takes place from September 16th to 18th 2011. Make a weekend of it, at St Michael & All Angels, Chiswick House and the Tabard Theatre! And don’t forget – entries for the Young People’s Poetry Competition close on August 31st….

Once again we have an exciting lineup of speakers, including: Michael Morpurgo (Warhorse, Shadow, Little Manfred), Kate Mosse (Labyrinth, Sepulchre, The Winter Ghosts),
Daisy Goodwin (My Last Duchess), Rosamund Lupton (Afterwards), Andy McNab (War Torn and Dead Centre), and many more!

There are events for most tastes, including a Children’s Book Festival.

The 2011 Festival is based in St Michael & All Angels Church & Parish Hall, with some events taking place in the Tabard Theatre, Bath Road.

The Chiswick Book Festival is a non-profit-making, community event. The previous two Festivals raised over £11,000.

Go to the Chiswick Book Festival website for more information

Programme Saturday Afternoon
Saturday Day Pass – £5

Tickets will go on sale from Saturday August 27th at:
Waterstone’s (1st Floor)
220-226 Chiswick High Road
London W4 1PD
Tel: 020 8995 3559
or via Advance Booking Form

5.45pm Andy McNab: War Torn and Dead Centre (requires individual ticket!!)

The latest book by the best-selling author of Bravo Two Zero, War Torn traces one platoon’s experience of warfare in the 21st Century. Packed with high-octane excitement, it also explores the impact of war’s aftershocks upon the soldiers and those who love them. On September 15th, his latest Mark Stone book is published – Dead Centre. And in October, Andy McNab publishes Battlefield 3: The Russian, a novel based on the game Battlefield 3, on which he is a creative advisor.
Please note: photography is not permitted at this event.

# Please note: the printed leaflet incorrectly says admission for this event is by Saturday Day Pass. We apologise for the error.


Here are this years tour dates (so far).. it’s got to be possible to meet Andy McNab sometime!!! Good luck all

Saturday 17 September, 12-2pm
12-13 High St
Colchester CO1 1DA
(Tickets free)
Further details: 0843 290 8251

We are very excited to have the thriller writer Andy McNab coming to the store to sign copies of his latest Nick Stone novel. Unfortunately photography will not be permitted during this event.

Monday 19 September, 8pm (though not mentioned on their website yet!)
Toppings Bookshop
Paragon, Bath BA1 5LS
(Tickets £7 redeemable against the price of the book)

Tuesday 20 September, 12-2pm
7-9 High St
Salisbury SP1 2NJ
(Tickets free)
Further details: 0843 2908575

The new Nick Stone thriller is coming out, and Andy McNab will be in Salisbury signing copies. Come and meet the Bravo Two Zero legend turned bestselling novelist and patron of Help for Heroes. Signed copies can be reserved. Unfortunately, no photography will be permitted at the signing.

Tuesday 20 September, 7.30pm
The Drill Hall – Organised by Chepstow Bookshop
Lower Church St
Chepstow NP16 5HJ
(Tickets £4 redeemable against price of book)

SAS hero and author of the bestseller “Bravo Two Zero” Andy McNab returns to Chepstow to talk about his new Nick Stone novel “Dead Centre.”  Please note that tickets must be bought in advance for this event and strictly no photography is allowed (including mobile phone).

Wednesday 21 September, 7pm
National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
(Tickets £10 Standard /Concession: £7.50)
Further details: 020 7881 6600
See also our earlier post on Grey Man’s Land

Friday 23 September, 12.30-2pm
Leadenhall Market
(Tickets free)

Friday 23 September,  7pm
297a High St
Lincoln LN2 1AF
(Tickets £3)
Further details: 01522 540011

Andy McNab will be in store talking about and signing his new thriller.

Saturday 24 September, 12.30-2pm
1/5 Bridlesmith Gate
Nottingham NG1 2GR
(Tickets free)

Saturday 8 October, 4.45pm
The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival (Montpellier Gardens)
(Tickets £8)
Further details Cheltenham Festivals website

Bigger and better than ever, the Festival returns for its 62nd year with a heady brew of the best writers, thinkers and agenda-setters brought together for an amazing 10 days of discussions, debates and happenings that will stay with you for ever.
To celebrate 50 years since it was first published, Catch-22 has been selected as this year’s Big Read. It’s a particularly appropriate choice given that its author, Joseph Heller, did his last ever public event at Cheltenham in 1999. Now, admirers of this classic novel, academic Sarah Churchwell, and authors Mohammed Hanif and Andy McNab discuss its enduring appeal. Photography is not permitted at this event.

Saturday 8 October, 8.45pm
The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival (Imperial Square)
(Tickets £10)
Further details Cheltenham Festivals website

What is it really like to be a soldier in the thick of battle? Who better to ask than SAS man turned author, Andy McNab. Here he reflects on “modern day heroes fighting modern day wars”, and the real-life stories from the battlefields of Afghanistan collected in his book, Spoken From the Front. Photography is not permitted at this event.



The new Nick Stone will be released 15 September and is named ‘Dead Centre’:

Indonesia, January 2005. Nick Stone is working undercover, to retrieve incriminating material from amongst the tsunami-ravaged chaos of a devastated landscape. His team is attacked and a man dies — but not before he makes an agonising promise that will return one day to haunt him…

Moscow, March 2011. Semi-retired but restless, Stone finds himself at the centre of an extraordinary encounter which turns his world upside down. An oligarch’s young son and heir has been snatched — with his mother — from aboard a luxury yacht in the Seychelles, and only one man has what it takes to track them down and bring them home.

The fuse is lit, and Stone is hurtled into his most complex and compelling mission yet — a mission that leads him from the Alpine enclaves of the super-rich to the savage underbelly of war-torn Somalia. And in a world where piracy, extortion and betrayal lurk in the twisted wreckage of imperial ambition, Stone’s principal objective turns remorselessly from liberation to revenge…

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam Press (15 Sep 2011)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0593065220
ISBN-13: 978-0593065228