Welcome

As a writer and editor, I have enjoyed many years meeting and interviewing many fascinating people, and visiting wonderful locations worldwide. 

First working as an industry expert, reporting and commenting on the European health and fitness market, I now specialise in profiling authors and artists for magazines.

I contribute reviews and recommendations on new fiction to various publications, websites and local radio, and I interview, chair and organise author events for children and adults. 

I hope you will enjoy reading this selection of my articles, reviews and recommendations.

Catherine

My current work

Just published

in 'Suffolk', July 2017
After a career that took her to the top of MI5, Stella Rimington turned novelist. She visits Felixstowe Book Festival this month.

Website projects

Enthused and inspired by working on my own website, I have continued to collaborate with a colleague on devising websites for a few select clients, as CGwebdesign

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Bookfest

I was thrilled to act as the Coordinator for the Suffolk Libraries Bookfest on 21-30 October 2016. Author talks, events and activities took place throughout libraries in the county.

Events

View of recommended events

I am always planning new events but at the moment I have nothing quite ready to announce.

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Most recent events

Monday 19 June 2017
When novelist Laura Barnett conceived her story about the life of a singer-songwriter, she wanted the music to ring from the pages from the book. So she invited 'real life' musician Kathryn Williams to work on the project with her. They both joined us for a very special evening at Woodbridge Library, announced by Clive Anderson on BBC Radio 4's 'Loose Ends' the weekend before!
Wednesday 26 April 2017
Launching her new novel, 'Dead Woman Walking', the award-winning crime writer, Sharon Bolton proved a hugely entertaining guest. There were laughs and gasps in equal measure as she talked to us about creating and publishing her compelling and sometimes horrifying plots.

BOOK GROUPS

BROWSERS

The Bricks That Built The Houses
by Kate Tempest
Join us for a friendly discussion over coffee and flapjack, or a glass of wine, at Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge. No charge for attending.
Monday, 31 July 2017 - 8:00pm

Woodbridge Primary School

Longbow Girl
by Linda Davies
This term, I'm meeting with pupils from Year Six to discuss this historical adventure set in the Welsh countryside.

Book reviews

Look out for

by Rachel Joyce
The healing power of music, the strength of community, a belief in second chances, and characters as vivid and touching as Harold Fry. A wonderful book! Published 13 July.

Recent recommendations

by Ruth Padel
A magical poem about Christmas
Review date: 07.12.16
by Gregoire Delacourt
Review date: 06.12.16

On the radio

BBC Radio Suffolk

Catherine at BBC Radio SuffolkOn the first Tuesday of each month, at 2.30pm, Catherine reviews a book on the BBC Radio Suffolk afternoon programme with Lesley Dolphin. The following month they discuss the book and include comments from listeners.

Lesley's Readers are reading...

Olive Kitteridge
by Elisabeth Strout

We have just read.....

Black Water
by Louise Doughty
A man lies in an isolated hut in Bali, listening to the rain on the roof, waiting for his killer, looking back on his life and the events leading to...

My blog

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Making the news

The Browsers Book Group made quite a splash in the local newspaper on the last day of the year.

Our recommendations evening held earlier in the month was noted by the books editor on the East Anglian Daily Times, and he requested that we provide him with an account of the occasion and a list of our favourite titles.

The resulting double page spread provided a great reminder of what is a very popular annual event, and we've all added to our 'must read' booklists after hearing so many passionate and fascinating recommendations.

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