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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  • It was much appreciated that you included Victoria Hislop in this year's festival. As always she was charming and entertaining.

    Christine Savill
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • I felt truly privileged to be able to enjoy so many events in your excellent programme...quite sumptuous! Had I been able to, I would have booked every event!

    Evelyn Price
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  • 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
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  • 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).

    Jeanne Holmes
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed the Literary Festival again this year and eagerly await the next one...Thank you for bringing a great event to Dorchester. 

    Christina Hicks
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  • Thank you for allowing me to be part of this great event. Well done to both of you, fantastic event.

    Michael Dooley, Poundbury Clinic
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