If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history. It is the age of Samuel Pepys, the Great Fire of London and the libertine court of Charles II. Best - selling author and historian Ian Mortimer will tell the Dorchester Literary Festival what it would be like to really be alive in Restoration Britain: where you would stay, what you would eat, what you would wear, and how much a wig would cost as well as describing the changing 17th century world.
Janet Gleeson: 15th Mar 2017 16:26:00
Ben Fogle and Thomasina Miers
Minette Walters is back
The Last Hours is crime-writer Minette Walters' first full length novel in ten years.
Take A Look At Our #DorchLitFest2017 Festival Flyer
We have now published the flyer for Dorchester Literary Festival 2017. Download your copy in PDF format now.
Henry Blofeld coming to Dorchester
Henry Blofeld the voice of cricket is coming to the Dorchester Literary Festival on Saturday 21st October to discuss his memoir Over and Out.
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.
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).
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.
Absolute pleasure, thanks for such an enjoyable night. I think having Tony Robinson there promoting his autobiography was a great idea...
Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.
I did so enjoy being with you and doing my stuff. I hope to see you again, though I am so busy I don't seem to have time for writing much at present! I am
sure your festival will go from strength to strength….
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.