Tag Archives: book club

Meet the author

Regulars at our book club will already have met Christine Raafat, a regular attendee. But they might not know that Christine is a published author with a fascinating story to tell. And she’s going to be here to tell it, on Thursday April 18. Christine  grew up in the Eden Valley, in what was then  […]

Top crime writer will launch book here in Bowness

The latest novel by an award-winning crime writer is to be launched here at our book club at the Burn How Hotel. We will stage the launch party for The Concert Hall Killer, by Jonathan Whitelaw, in May. The novel is the third in the Bingo Hall Detective series, which sees Penrith pensioner Amita Khatri […]

Bowness book club is back!

The Book Club is back for a new season. And we are very pleased that our first guest author will be Steve Chilton, a leading figure in the world of fell-running. Steve is a runner, writer and cartographer, and a qualified athletics coach, with considerable experience of fell running and a marathon personal best of […]


Our final book club event of the year labelled us not just as the literary hotel of the Lake District but also brought a wonderful artist to our attention. Liz Wakelin has recently published Sketching a Year in Lakeland, a 52-week personal journey in which handwritten notes accompany beautiful water-colour pictures. These are of the […]

The thrill of paddle-boarding

Jo Moseley had a mid-life crisis in Tesco. She remembers exactly where she broke down in tears, opposite the shelf of chocolate Hobnobs. A 50-something single parent with teenage sons and poorly parents, she felt overwhelmed and unable to cope, until a friend suggested that exercise – any exercise – would help. And from an […]

Adventure women will be book club guests

Two adventurous women with a love for the outdoors are the final guests at the Bowness Book Club this year. The club meets at the Burn How Garden House Hotel, and unlike others there’s no requirement to join or read a particular book each month. Instead, visitors are treated to talks from a wide range […]

Thriller writer for Bowness book club

A writer of psyhological thrillers will be the guest at the next meeting of Bowness book club. The club meets every month at the Burn How Hotel and on October 18 they will welcome Paul Teague, whose stories have been sold in more than 110 countries. Paul, born in Kent, raised in Lincolnshire and now […]

Exciting authors at our book club

We have two exciting authors for you to meet at our book club meetings this summer. In June we will welcome the adventurer Heather Dawe who is a writer, artist and data scientist from West Yorkshire. She lives a life of adventure, and for twenty years she has spent as much time as possible running, […]

Popular poet will be book club guest

ONE of the most popular of contemporary Lake District poets is to be the guest speaker at the Bowness Book Club in May. Kerry Darbishire will be at the event on May 17 at the Burn How Hotel to talk about her work, and about poetry in general. She was recently appointed to be poet […]