We have now printed our festival flyer for the 2017 Dorchester Literary Festival. You can download a free copy in PDF format here by clicking on the image below:
Jon Sloper: 7th Jul 2017 12:54:00
Minette Walters is back
The Last Hours is crime-writer Minette Walters' first full length novel in ten years.
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.
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.
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.
It was much appreciated that you included Victoria Hislop in this year's festival. As always she was charming and entertaining.
Kate Adie's Desert Island Books was thoroughly enjoyable! I had no idea she was (a) so glamorous and (b) so delightfully funny.
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!
Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.
It is really great to have a Literary Festival in Dorchester and I really appreciate all the hard work that goes into making it happen.
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).