Buy this year’s books from our local Guildford Bookseller.

13 fabulous books from our guests to dip into before the festival. Or grab one after an inspirational reading or workshop to find out how the story finished.

Our Top Picks:

The Happy Writing BookElise Valmorbida

A collection of 100 inspiring prompts, insights and exercises specially devided by an award-winning author and creativing writing teacher to show you how creative writing can enhance your wellbeing.

Write well. Live well.

The Woman Who Came Back to Life Beth Miller

This emotional and heartwarming novel is for anyone who knows it’s never too late to look for happiness. Fans of Matt Haig, Mike Gayle and Camille Pagán will fall in love with this feel-good and moving story.

A State of Freedom – Neel Mukherjee

Set in contemporary India and moving between the reality of this world and the shadow of another, this novel delivers a devastating and haunting exploration of the unquenchable human urge to strive for a different life.

Other Books to Purchase:

The Madonna of The Mountains – Elise Valmorbida

High Salvage – edited by Chiara Fumanti, Frankie Walters & Hilary Macey Dare (led by Iain Sinclair)

Viral Odes: Pandemic Poems—a souvenir of a unique year – Sharron Green

Still Laughin’ – Dara Kalima

The Woman Who Came Back to Life – Beth Miller

663 Reasons Why – Stephen Mooney

Amitabh Bachchan – Sunny Singh

Hotel Arcadia – Sunny Singh

The Nerves Centre – Angela Szczepaniak

Missing Last Year’s Books? Visit the 2021 Bookshop