Minette Walters is back

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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Feedback from 2015

  • I sip my Dorset tea and just wanted to say thanks so much for the invitation to the lit fest - I thoroughly enjoyed it... Rob Ryan
  • Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.Catherine Mayer
  • Paul was an excellent interviewer, and I loved the format.Great audience , acoustics...Tracy Chevalier
  • We really enjoyed the talks we attended...and look forward to next year's event...Kate Adie was brilliantG Farmlloe
  • ...Enjoyable,engaging, enthralling...A Hick
  • It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary mapR Binney

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  • 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!

    Maura Brickell
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • The festival was well organised, we enjoyed the talks we attended and very much hope to attend next year.

    Sue Jennings
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  • 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
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  • Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.

    Catherine Mayer
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  • A really enjoyable and unusual event. I got a good feeling from it. And am so glad the Festival in general has gone well.

    Tracy Chevalier
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • William and I had a very interesting and often hilarious time putting (our presentation) together – fortunately we both wanted to be thoroughly prepared, so we refined and refined… we enjoyed ourselves, aided and abetted by the helpfulness of you and yours behind the scenes, the warmth of the audience, and the pleasantness of the setting. Speaking at your festival was an altogether happy experience. I only wish I had managed to organise listening to many of the other talks, which I really wanted to do… Many congratulations to you and all your team, and all wishes for Festival no. 3!

    Penrose Halson
    Feedback From 2016 Festival