We've begun one of our favourite jobs. Talking to publishers to find out about forthcoming books and deciding who to invite to Dorchester this year. There are some  fascinating publications in the pipeline so we're hoping some of their authors can join us. We'll keep you posted.

Janet Gleeson: 12th Jan 2022 11:07:00

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