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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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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The event I attended - Brian Patten - was excellent. I thought the format made for a very interesting session: better than just a talk.

My stand out event would have to be Prof Tony Redmond with Kate Adie - could have listened for another hour.

We'd like to say 'thank you' to everyone involved. We were very impressed with the arrangements, the quality of the speakers and the refreshments provided at the hall. We look forward to next year.

Penny Latty
Feedback From 2021 Festival

I thought the event was well organised and the ticket price was right, so well done to everyone.

Pamela Mann
Feedback From 2021 Festival

Thank you very much for such a warm welcome and lovely (huge...) audience...Emma made the whole event such an easy pleasure for me.

Joanna Trollope
Feedback From 2018 Festival

Thank you so much for having me, it was so kind of you and such a wonderful event! I am so thrilled with the audience response and all the signing.

Professor Kate Williams
Feedback From 2019 Festival

This was an excellent festival, very well run from ordering tickets on. The quality of speaker was outstanding and the venue at Dorford Centre comfortable and well Covid organised. More of the same please.

Richard Mann
Feedback From 2021 Festival

Thanks again for organising a lovely event.

Dave Goulson
Feedback From 2017 Festival

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