Local schools are invited to a special event to meet children's writer Elen Caldecott, author of How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant, Operation Eiffel Tower, The Marsh Road Mysteries and her latest book Dogs and Doctors.
Thursday 19th October
Dorchester Library and Learning Centre
Very well organised, excellent variety in terms of author and presentation. Favourite was Tony Robinson, but I also really enjoyed Julia Shaw (memory very thought provoking), Richard Dannatt (good solid start to festival) JOHN Wright (local and good humour) Alison Weir (such research and knowledge) and Victoria Hislop (novel in a different style).
It was much appreciated that you included Victoria Hislop in this year's festival. As always she was charming and entertaining.
All of us in the Hardy Society were very positive about 'our' first night and the subsequent events. I thought Tony's event with Rachel and Dinah worked very well with interesting conversations from the both of the women.
You and Paul must be very happy with the positive way Dorchester people are continuing to embrace the Festival, and in impressively increasing numbers. Congratulations to both of you.
Next year's dates are already in our diaries and we are looking forward to meeting up with you soon to discuss our involvement.
Paul was an excellent interviewer, and I loved the format. Great audience, acoustics...
I very much enjoyed giving my talk and meeting you and all your colleagues. I can think of no way you could have been more accommodating.
Thank YOU for hosting us so brilliantly on Sunday. Dad and I had a great time and were both really impressed by the very smooth running of your festival. It was a total pleasure being there with you, Helen, and the team. Congrats to all concerned on a job well done. It was fun to be a part of it.