Last year was the inaugural book festival held at this delightful seaside town. It was a great success and so here we are again. Difficult to follow up on such a great start and hoping that lots of people will come as they did in 2013 and enjoy. On reading the comment sheets left after each event it was clear that those who had attended had thoroughly enjoyed themselves, one of the best quotes being 'felt like it had been established for years'.
So thanks to the Orwell Hotel for being our sponsor and location for the events in 2014 and am writing today to tell you all about it and to urge those of you who can to attend.
I will be introducing various speakers, including of course my wonderful daughter, Helen McCarthy who will be talking about her book Women of the World (click on link on right hand side of my blog if you wish to buy a copy) and the whole family may attend which will be a delight. I am also introducing Liz Trenow whose first novel The Last Telegram was so enjoyed by me and many others and who gave a great chat about it. She has a new one, The Forgotten Seamstress, and we are delighted to have her back. Then I have the honour of introducing our speaker at our Gala Dinner on Saturday evening, Steven Gauge who will be talking about his life in Rugby when he had a pair of boots but no idea how to play. This sounds as if it is going to be fun.
Loads and loads of interesting things including events at the Fort, Felixstowe to chime in with the anniversary of the Great War, vintage tea parties, events for children - a packed schedule.
Please check out the website and buy some tickets and if you can make it come along - see you there!