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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.


Poetry and art marks centenary

11 May 2014

A book of war poetry by a Sandwich poet has been illustrated by local artists and photographers in the area.

Poptastic! Book marks golden years of TV hit show

Jimi Hendrix

12 January 2014

Tantrums, miming... and those dancers! It's 50 years since Top of the Pops hit our screens, and one Kent author is hoping for a new record.

Nostalgic Ladybird literature exhibition

Ladybird book exhibition

09 January 2014

Revisit your youth with new exhibition A Ladybird Childhood at Maidstone Museum

Read all about it this Christmas

What books will Santa bring?

20 December 2013

Find out which books are flying off the shelves this year

Life has been bonkers!

Jennifer Saunders and pet Olive

27 November 2013

Comedy legend Jennifer Saunders will be signing copies of her new autobiography, Bonkers: My Life In Laughs, at Bluewater this weekend

The final chapter

Lionel Shriver

22 November 2013

Don't miss our final round-up of the events on offer at the 2013 Folkestone Book Festival, which draws to a close this weekend.

Keep on track with Steve

Deadly 60 presenter Steve Backshall

14 November 2013

Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall will be meeting fans and signing copies of his new children's book in Kent this weekend

For the love of the book

Kate Adie

14 November 2013

The Folkestone Book Festival kicks off this weekend. What's On rounds up some of the best events on offer during the 10 day literary celebration.

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