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Author learns of cultural divide while writing book

Victoria Road, Deal. Local author Anstey Spraggan with her dog Iggy

04 July 2015

Deal author Anstey Spraggan had plenty of cultural shocks when writing her first book under the pen name Ruth Ahmed with co-writer Dimmi Khan

Former Jam drummer comes to a town called Maidstone

Rick Buckler (left) with Ian Snowball

09 June 2015

The first member of The Jam to write his autobiography launched it in the County Town and met fans.

Get a taste of Greece with this new book

Chef Lakis Bouas

14 May 2015

Celebrate traditional Greek cookery with a new recipe book

NEW: What's On Book Club launches

What's On Book Club

18 April 2015

We've got a new book club that you can be part of, by simply reading our featured book each month and feeding back your thoughts!

Meet the internet's most talked about author

Anna Todd

14 April 2015

With one billion online reads Wattpad sensation Anna Todd is big business. The 26-year-old will be meeting her army of fans in Bluewater this weekend.

Love reading? Read this and join our book club

13 April 2015

Find out how you can join the new What's On Book Club that launches this week all across Kent.


Crime Fiction convention is a first for Deal

18 March 2015

Some of the UK’s most celebrated crime fiction authors are set to descend on Deal for the first Deal Noir Crime Fiction Convention.

Boxley's secrets revealed

Butler Thomas Sales. Picture: David Airston

04 February 2015

The haunting tale of a butler's tragic end is just one of the untold stories of Boxley revealed in a new book.

Mum's frank autobiography tells of struggle with addiction

Recovering alcoholic Emma Bushen with the book she has written about her struggles with addiction

24 January 2015

An East Malling mother has launched a book about her battle with alcoholism, after she nearly lost everything.

Festival's final chapter

Psychologist Jenny Boyd will be closing the festival with her talk

19 November 2014

This year's Folkestone Book Festival is gearing up for its climax but will go out with a bang with a packed weekend of author talks.

Maidstone man's Monster Hunter book launched

Kit in his studio in Maidstone

03 November 2014

Maidstone man Kit Cox has swapped working with veterans to being a full-time author.

Counting down to Katie Price's Kent visit

Katie Price the model

23 October 2014

Celebrity royalty will be causing a commotion in a Kent town centre tomorrow afternoon in the shapely form of queen of all she surveys, Katie Price.


Driving instructor writes horror

Mark Cassell will be launching his new book in Tonbridge

14 October 2014

A driving instructor in Kent has been leading a double life for years and now wants to reveal his hidden talents.

Poet Laureate at literary festival

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy

09 October 2014

Richard III, the First World War and rock ’n’ roll all get a look in at this year's Folkestone Book Festival where Carol Ann Duffy is the star name.

Why TV star is now carving out new living in our county

Ronald Forfar with his book

20 September 2014

Remember this actor? He was the toast of the TV comedy scene... who's now found a novel way of making a living in Kent.


Explorer and presenter will hold book signing this month

Steve Backshall will be signing copies of his book in Tunbridge Wells

13 August 2014

A presenter and exlporer who has released a new novel will be signing copies at a Waterstones bookstore in Kent.

Astor book will tell of theatre's past

James Tillitt from the Astor Theatre, Del

03 August 2014

Memories, past programmes and ghosts could feature in a new book about the Astor Theatre

Library set for makeover, KCC reveals

Dartford library

03 July 2014

Dartford Library has been earmarked for a makeover linking it to the museum, see bookshelves disappear and adding an independent living skills room.

Local author will be signing copies of the third book in her thrilling "Roma Nova" series

Alison has released the third book "Successio" in her "Roma Nova" series.

04 June 2014

Local author Alison Morton will be signing copies of the third book in her "Roma Nova" series at Tunbridge Wells Library on June 10th.

Terrifying tales of ghostly goings-on

Kent Big Cat Research's Neil Arnold, who has released his new book Haunted Isle of Sheppey

13 May 2014

A book featuring spooky stories from across the Island has hit the shelves after a year of planning.

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