Knaresborough Library are having two author events in August as part of Knaresborough’s Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts.

Jackie Buxton will be at the library on Tuesday 15th August talking about her novel ‘Glass Houses – a topical and contemporary morality tale of two women, the mistakes they make and the devastation they cause, as well as the silver linings. It’s about people taking responsibility for their actions and others learning to forgive.

Jackie lives near Harrogate and is a writer and editor as well as a teacher of creative writing. She will be talking about her inspiration for writing the novel and how she tackled such serious themes while keeping the reader gripped. Jackie’s book, and her talk, is sure to appeal to fans of authors such as Liane Moriarty, Marian Keyes & Jodi Picoult.

She is also the author of ‘Tea and Chemo’, an informative and upbeat account of how she dealt with treatment for breast cancer which has received over eighty 5 star reviews on Amazon.

On Thursday 17th August the library will host author & charity fundraiser Andy Dennis, who will be talking about his first-hand experience of fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and his fascinating work with Medicines Sans Frontieres.

Andy, a Registered Nurse in the Endoscopy Department at Harrogate District Hospital is the co-author of the recently published book “Ebola – Behind the mask”.

In the book, Andy and his friend and colleague Anna Simon describe their experiences from the decision to commit to a mission, the training with Doctors Without Borders in Amsterdam, the journey to Kailahun, and most importantly, the work in the Ebola Management Centre.

The authors responded to MSF’s call for volunteers, and left behind their regular jobs for two months to work in an Ebola Management Centre in the remote province of Kailahun in Sierra Leone. Working alongside dozens of men and women from Sierra Leone, they cared for more than 150 patients with Ebola.

Andy is a passionate supporter and fundraiser for MSF UK. Over the years he has walked by himself across Europe, from Amsterdam to Barcelona. Recently Andy and his partner Tracey cycled across the US, from San Francisco to New York fundraising and raising awareness on MSF and its work.

Both events start at 7.00pm. Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre in the library or can be purchased direct from the feva website:

Tickets for Jackie’s talk are £5 each.

Andy’s talk is free but donations to MSF on the night would be much appreciated.

Signed copies of the books can be purchased at the event.

For more information please contact Knaresborough Library on Tel: 01609 533610 or via email:

You can find out more about both authors by visiting their websites:

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FEVA Events at Knaresborough Library