Festival all set for the next chapter, writes Harry Hogger in the Dorset Echo...
A diverse line-up for this year's Dorchester Literary Festival will cover everything from squirrel pie and hedgerows to Nazi hunters and the Russian Revolution. Read more from the Dorset Echo.
Janet Gleeson: 25th Apr 2016 09:38:00
Ian Mortimer The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain
If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history...
Fergal Keane Wounds
Fergal Keane OBE will join us at the Dorchester Literary Festival to talk about his latest book Wounds A Memoir of Love and War, a family story of a murder, blood and betrayal that tore an Irish town apart and causes men to be silent still.
Thomasina Miers Home Cook
Thomasina Miers, founder of Wahaca, winner of BBC Masterchef in 2005, will be joining us to talk about Home Cook her book of over 300 of her favourite, fuss free, mouthwatering recipes.
Iby Knill The Woman with Nine Lives
An Auschwitz Holocaust survivor, Iby Knill survived capture, imprisonment and torture before volunteering as a nurse with a slave labour transport. Now in her 90s she will join us to tell her remarkable story.
A N Wilson Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker
Best selling historian A N Wilson will talk about his latest book a radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin
It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary map
Going from strength to strength, well done!
A really enjoyable and unusual event. I got a good feeling from it. And am so glad the Festival in general has gone well.
Absolute pleasure, thanks for such an enjoyable night. I think having Tony Robinson there promoting his autobiography was a great idea...
Kate Adie's Desert Island Books was thoroughly enjoyable! I had no idea she was (a) so glamorous and (b) so delightfully funny.
We really enjoyed the talks we attended... and look forward to next year's event... Kate Adie was brilliant