Much loved Antiques Roadshow expert and author Paul Atterbury has written more than 60 books on subjects ranging from Weddings to Canals, Moorcroft Ceramics to Railways, River Walks and Holidays to World War One. His latest, celebrates four decades of one of the nation's most beloved television programmes, Antiques Roadshow. During the past 40 years the show has told thousands of unique stories about the beautiful, curious and priceless gems, toys, furniture, paintings, ceramics and more that have been handed down through the generations, or found in attics around the world.
Paul will choose his eight Desert Island Books, and talk about his new book and wonderful adventures on the programme, in conversation with fellow Roadshow expert Hillary Kay.
4.00 pm Sunday 22nd October
Dorset County Museum
I'm now back at my desk after Ann Cleeves' mammoth book tour and wanted to send a note to say a huge thank you for hosting such a fantastic event for us. It was a definite highlight out of the 30 events!
I thoroughly enjoyed all six events I attended and would have done many more if my time had allowed. Congratulations to all the people involved for a very well organised event. I am most certainly looking forward to next year's events calendar- the dates are already in my diary.
We thoroughly enjoyed all of our visits and all being well will be there again next year.
I was particularly delighted by how many of the audience seemed to know and appreciate my work. As you know, authors are solitary creatures - mostly - and for me at least it's a real pleasure to have good reason to leave my work-room (a shed in the garden with a too-seductive view of the Cambrians) and meet and talk with readers and fellow writers (not forgetting that many of us are both).
...Enjoyable, engaging, enthralling...
It was much appreciated that you included Victoria Hislop in this year's festival. As always she was charming and entertaining.