NEXT HULF TALK: Christmas Special

Saturday 26th November 2022 (2-5pm)


The final HULF Talk of 2022 will be a lighthearted Christmas special, featuring guest authors of books that make great Christmas presents for all the family, such as:

  • A A Abbott‘s Lies at Her Door, a crime thriller set in Bristol in which a dead body is discovered in a sinkhole that opens up in the middle of community carol singing
  • Steve Berry‘s memoir Straight Up! – Himalayan Tales of the Unexpected
  • Kate Frost‘s wintry romantic escape novel, The Amsterdam Affair
  • Michael Macmahon trio of books on three timely topics: how to get your bank balance into the black and keep it there, how to make effective wedding speeches, and memorable quotes (a great stocking-filler!)
  • Alice Rosewell with her Little Book of Encouragement
  • John Ruthven‘s The Whale in Your Living Room for everyone interested in wildlife documentaries
  • Betty Salthouse‘s delightful chapter books for children including Mother Koala Knows Best
  • Trevor Stubbs‘ novels for young adults, including his Flip! and White Gates trilogies and anthology Stardust
  • Debbie Young‘s Murder in the Manger and Sinister Stranger at St Bride’s, entertaining cosy mystery novels set in the run-up to Christmas

There will also be heartwarming readings from Christmas classics by our guest readers Gerard Boyce and Michael Macmahon.

Chairing the afternoon will be HULF Director Debbie Young.

Once the formal part of the programme is over, the authors will be pleased to sign and sell copies of books and to chat informally to members of the audience.

The ticket price of £5 includes coffee, tea, cakes and biscuits, plus a £2 discount voucher valid against a book bought at the event.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Capacity of our beautiful historic venue is limited, so advance booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival is a series of not-for-profit book-related events run by Debbie Young. This is a HULF Mini event. For more information about HULF, please visit

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