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  • Polly introducing the Crime Time panel
  • Jason Goodwin, Minette Walters and Rob Ryan, with co Director Janet Gleeson and Polly from Domvs
  • Marc Allum signing The Antiques Magpie with the Waterstones team
  • Marc Allum talks about the wonderful world of antiques
  • Tom Fort entertaining the audience with his travels along the Channel Shore
  • Hardy Today - Katie Fforde, Natasha Solomons, Barrie Bullen in discussion with Dr Tony Fincham
  • Julian Fellowes and Danny Danziger with festival organizers Paul Atterbury, Janet Gleeson, Chrissie and Paul
  • Tracy Chevalier in conversation with Paul Atterbury
  • The Gallery at Dukes'
  • Technician Ollie Titterington and Paul Atterbury
  • Paul Atterbury introduces Dom Joly
  • Directors Paul and Janet in the Green Room
  • Setting up for the first event
  • DLF window at the Tourist Information Centre
  • Controlling the sound and lighting
  • DRIVEN- The Story of a Story - Toby Vintcent
  • Richard and Judy with Catherine Mayer and festival directors
  • Preparations: Catherine Mayer and Jason Goodwin
  • Crime Time: Minette Walters with Jason Goodwin and Rob Ryan
  • In conversation with Julian Fellowes
  • Dorset County Museum
  • Book SIgning with Kate Adie
  • Catherine Mayer, Judy Finnigan, Janet Gleeson, Richard Madeley and Paul Atterbury
  • New Hardy Players at Max Gate
  • The Victorian Gallery at Dorset County Museum

This Year's 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.

    Andrea Clarke
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • Thank you for organising the Dorchester Literary Festival. It was our first year...and will certainly attend again. We particularly enjoyed Victoria Hislop (with a good interviewer), Kate Adie and Dr Julia Shaw on Memory - excellent presentation and interesting subject.

    Daphne Larner
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • 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. 

    John Wright
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • Going from strength to strength, well done!

    Polly Greenway, Domvs
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • We thoroughly enjoyed all of our visits and all being well will be there again next year.

    Edwina Toone
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • It was much appreciated that you included Victoria Hislop in this year's festival. As always she was charming and entertaining.

    Christine Savill
    Feedback From 2016 Festival