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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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
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Paul was an excellent interviewer, and I loved the format.Great audience , acoustics...Tracy Chevalier
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I very much enjoyed the events I came to at the Dorchester  Literary festival. It was all very well organised. The sessions on The Seabird's cry, Bee Quest, and The Otter's Tale were brilliant. 

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It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary map

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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.

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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.

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I enjoyed my festival event in Dorchester very much. What a friendly welcome the audience gave me! Good luck with future festivals -- and well done.

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