Minette Walters is back with her first full length novel in ten years. The master of crime fiction for nearly two decades has now turned her talents to a bold new direction: a sweeping and gripping novel set in Dorset during the Black Death. We can't wait to hear Minette  discuss her work in conversation with Antiques Roadshow expert and festival Co Director Paul Atterbury on Friday 20th October at 6.00pm.

Janet Gleeson: 25th Jul 2017 09:47:00

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