Welcome

As a writer and editor, I have enjoyed many years meeting and interviewing many fascinating people, and visiting wonderful locations worldwide. 

Reporting and commenting on the European health and fitness market, I became an industry expert and I have written extensively about the spa market and leisure industry in the UK, Europe and USA. Interviews with business leaders, politicians and decision-makers included Sir Richard Branson, Tom Peters and David Lloyd.

Now I also specialise in profiling and promoting authors and artists for magazines, websites and radio. Browse this website for my articles on Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Antony Gormley, Rose Tremain, Esther Freud and Cressida Cowell among others.

I chair and organise author talks for children and adults. Past events include Alexander McCall Smith, Margaret Drabble, Victoria Hislop, Griff Rhys Jones, Kate Mosse, Deborah Moggach, Maggie O'Farrell, Michael Morpurgo, Katherine Grainger, Alan Johnson MP and many more.

I hope you will enjoy reading this selection of my articles, reviews and recommendations.

Catherine

My current work

Just published

in 'Suffolk', December 2017
Columnist India Knight swapped city life for a rural idyll near Framlingham. Catherine Larner caught up with her

Website projects

Enthused and inspired by working on my own website, I have continued to collaborate with a colleague on devising websites for a few select clients, as CGwebdesign

Read more here ....

Bookfest

I was thrilled to act as the Coordinator for the Suffolk Libraries Bookfest on 21-30 October 2016. Author talks, events and activities took place throughout libraries in the county.

Events

Forthcoming events

7.00pm Thursday 11th January
at Woodbridge Community Hall
Journalist Robert Peston helps us make sense of recent events in his new book 'WTF'. In this very special evening event, you can hear him explain more.
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Most recent events

Monday 6 November 2017
The bestselling novelist will be discussing her stunning new memoir 'I Am, I Am, I Am'..
Monday 4 September 2017
Bestselling Middle Eastern cookery writer, Sabrina Ghayour came to Browsers to give us a very special introduction to her new book Feasts, due to be published three days later. We sampled the recipes, heard about Sabrina's career and shared experiences in a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

BOOK GROUPS

BROWSERS

Thin Air
by Michelle Paver
Join in the friendly discussion over coffee or wine and flapjack.
Monday, 27 November 2017 - 8:00pm

Book reviews

Look out for

Available soon
by Joanna Cannon
A wonderful book. First, it's funny, with great characters and entertaining and perceptive observations on life. Then, ultimately terribly sad, thought-provoking and clever. It's brilliant! Published in January 2018.

Recent recommendations

One
by Sarah Crossan
A moving and sensitive account of conjoined twins, told in verse. Amazing!
Review date: 11.10.17
by Claire Tomalin
A fascinating and moving account of the life of this respected biographer, beautifully written.
Review date: 16.09.17

On the radio

BBC Radio Suffolk

Catherine at BBC Radio SuffolkOn the first Tuesday of each month, at 2.30pm, Catherine reviews a book on the BBC Radio Suffolk afternoon programme with Lesley Dolphin. The following month they discuss the book and include comments from listeners.

Lesley's Readers are reading...

The Reader on the 6.27
by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
Enduring a soul-destroying job pulping books, a man saves random pages from destruction and reads them out loud to fellow commuters on his morning...

My blog

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Making the news

The Browsers Book Group made quite a splash in the local newspaper on the last day of the year.

Our recommendations evening held earlier in the month was noted by the books editor on the East Anglian Daily Times, and he requested that we provide him with an account of the occasion and a list of our favourite titles.

The resulting double page spread provided a great reminder of what is a very popular annual event, and we've all added to our 'must read' booklists after hearing so many passionate and fascinating recommendations.

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