Arundel Festival 2019


This year we were rewarded with sunny weather for most of the festival and together we raised over £286 for Cancer Research UK.  We would like to say a big thanks to all those who came along, said hello, bought our books and supported us.

CHINDI authors books at Arundel festival

Arundel Festival is one of the largest volunteer-led, community based, multi-art festivals in the south.

There is entertainment, all day, every day!
Find us outside the Cancer Research Charity Shop, High Street, Arundel, a short distance from the bridge of the river Arun. We will be selling a selection of great books for children and adults, many of which are signed.

Listed below are the authors who took part in this year’s festival.

Peter Bartram will appeal to fans of crime fiction. He has written a series of murder mysteries set in Brighton based on the adventures of a crime reporter in the 1960s. Peter spent 40 years working as a freelance, having writing thousands of articles for newspapers and magazines, which inspired his series.

Helen Christmas has a passion for gripping stories with strong characters. Her novel, ‘Beginnings’ is a page-turning thriller and first book of a decade spanning series, ‘Same Face Different Place.’ New for 2019 is Rosebrook Chronicles, a collection of interwoven short stories filled with social history and suspense.

Former journalist and Chindi member Patricia Feinberg Stoner is a writer of humorous books set in the Languedoc: the memoir ‘At Home in the Pays d’Oc’, which won a Five Star award from One Stop Fiction, and a collection of short stories, ‘Tales from the Pays d’Oc’. She has also published two books of comic verse: ‘Paw Prints in the Butter’ – a collection of cat poems sold in aid of a local charity – and ‘The Little Book of Rude Limericks’.

Some of the many books that will be on sale at Arundel Festival by CHINDI authors

BAFTA award-winning writer/director Bob Harvey has worked on some of television’s most iconic programmes, from Magpie to Candid Camera, Horizon to The World at War. In between broadcast assignments he tutored film students at Ealing Studios and published his reference book How to Make Your Own Video or Short Film. His memoir, Falling Through Trapdoors, is a humorous account of fifty eventful years in the wonderful world of broadcasting.

Lynne Healey is a Life Coach of many years and now rather surprised award winning children’s author. She created Birdham Bear to help children and their adults remember who they really are as they grow up and discover and celebrate their ‘unique’. Gentle, magical, hand illustrated stories for ages 5-100.

Children’s author Gunvor Johansson writes books for 7-12-year-olds, which entertain and educate her readers, leading them on adventures under the sea or back through time. Her new series is about about a small troll, whose ancestors came to Scotland from Scandinavia by hiding in the Vikings’ longboats.

Julia Macfarlane’s short stories explore business life, personal lives and impossible situations with dark wit and well-drawn characters. She also produces anthologies of stories and poems with fellow Sussex writers, including the Chichester Ghost Tour.

Isabella Muir is the author of the Sussex Crime Mysteries. Set in the 1960s, the novels feature young librarian and amateur sleuth, Janie Juke, who has a passion for Agatha Christie. Isabella’s latest novel, The Forgotten Children, is inspired by true events and follows a mother’s desperate search for her son.

Rosemary Noble writes page turning historical novels set in the 19th century. She’ll make you cry, she’ll make you gasp, and she’ll make you burn with indignation, but sometimes she’ll let you sigh with pleasure and relief.

Having worked in the defence industry, Derek Nudd has fulfilled his long-dormant dream, having written two books under the genre of World War II naval history and biography. He loves the thrill of the chase, drawing out hidden insights and making them accessible.

Carol Thomas writes contemporary romance novels with relatable heroines whose stories are layered with emotion, sprinkled with laughter and topped with irresistible male leads. She also writes children’s books with irresistibly cute, generally furry characters, young children can relate to.

School teacher, Sue Wickstead, has worked with Children’s Charity, The Bewbush Playbus Association, which led her to write a photographic history book about it. This prompted her next book ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’ and to date, she has since written six children’s picture books with a bus theme.

CHINDI Authors at their book stall with range of signed paperbacks for sale and 20% of profits donated direct to the charity.

16th – 26th August 2019

Chindi authors running their book stall at Arundel Festival

CHINDI Authors return to Arundel Festival for their 4th year
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