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Book Review: The Optician of Lampedusa

By Alice Fowler Four years ago, an optician living on the Italian island of Lampedusa went on a boat trip. From the sea he heard cries which at first he…

Guildford Book Festival 2017 Line-Up Announced

Guildford Book Festival 2017 Line-Up Announced

By Jan Todd The Guildford Book Festival, now said to be recognised as the premier literary event in the South-East, has announced its 2017 programme and a new venue. This…

Notice: A Talk On Overpopulation, Quaker Meeting Rooms, Dorking

‘End the deadly deafening silence on overpopulation’ The statistics and our own observations all point in one direction – the frightening rate of global population increase and the finite resources…

Dragon Book Review: The Darkroom Boy – Local Lad Does Good!

The Darkroom Boy – 40 Years in Fleet Street is a fascinating autobiography by local boy, Roger Allen. It is incredible that a chance meeting with his schoolteacher ended up with him…

Book Review: The City Boys Are Back In Town

Anyone with a love of senior football in Guildford and its players will enjoy a new book – The City Boys Are Back In Town. Written and compiled by Stuart…

Launch Night Of David Rose’s New Book: Guildford Pubs

Local historian and Guildford Dragon NEWS writer David Rose’s new book Guildford Pubs has been published and there will be a launch night with a talk by him on Wednesday, October 19,…

More Than 50 Events Lined Up For Guildford Book Festival

Once again the Guildford Book Festival is packed with authors and writers coming to talk about their work. Heading the line-up of more than 50 events this year, between October 9…

New Faces Running Guildford Book Festival

By Drew Lernihan There are some new faces running this year’s Guildford Book Festival. Co-director Alex Andrews, who managed Puffin Post and the Puffin Book Club Magazine as a sales…

Guitarist Mick Douglas’ Autobiography Is A Musical Delight

By David Rose Anyone who has enjoyed live music in the Guildford area at any time over the past six decades will surely have heard the guitar playing of Mick Douglas.…

Review: New Publication Tells The Story Of Alan Turing And His Guildford Roots

By David Rose It has taken a long time, but the strong connection that genius Alan Turing had with Guildford is now finally being recognised. Some people have known that…

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