Philomena Dwyer Literary Lunch
Daisy Goodwin is a screenwriter and novelist. Her speciality is the 19th century, where her first two novels My Last Duchess and The Fortune Hunter are set. Her most recent novel is Victoria, The Story of a Young Queen, which she adapted for television last year. The hit TV series starring Jenna Coleman, was a tremendous success, and Daisy is currently writing the second series, which will be hopefully screened this Autumn.
Venue: Frinton Tennis Club Tickets: £28.00
Each year, Frinton Literary Festival arranges for children’s authors and illustrators to visit all the local primary schools, as well as Tendring Technology College to talk with the students about their work and their books.
This is a service that is provided free by the festival, thanks to the continued support of local sponsors and loyal festival goers.
We hope this helps to promote the love of literature amongst the young people of our community.
This year, we’re pleased and excited to welcome two authors to our school programme:
is a real-life adventurer. He asked for a pair of mountain boots for his tenth birthday and since that point he has never looked back! In his thrilling presentations he introduces us to his life of adventure as an award winning Director/Cameraman for National Geographic TV, Discovery Channel and the BBC.
Recently Matt has been busy writing books to inspire a whole new generation of climbers and explorers. His teen/ya action series ‘Mortal Chaos’ was well received by readers and critics alike and he is now two books into his Carnegie Medal nominated trilogy ‘The Everest Files.’
CRIME and WINE EVENING
with SOPHIE HANNAH and FERGUS McNEILL
Frinton Tennis Club. 7:30pm £12.00 (including wine and nibbles)
Sophie Hannah is an internationally-renowned, best-selling author, best known for her psychological thrillers. Her new book, The Telling Error, is the latest in her Culver Valley crime series.
‘One of the finest crime writers of our generation’ – Daily Mail
Fergus McNeill is the author of 3 D.I. Harland crime thrillers. His latest book, Cut Out, is due to be published during the festival, and follows on from his thrilling debut Eye Contact and the follow-up Knife Edge.
Eye Contact – a chilling game of cat and mouse that should keep you awake long after bedtime. D.I. Harland is a welcome addition to the growing ranks of British Detectives – Peter Robinson
AN EVENING WITH … OGGY BOYTCHEV
Frinton Tennis Club. 8:00pm £8.00
Oggy grew up in poverty in communist Bulgaria, came to this country as an asylum seeker in 1986, and became one of the BBC’s most respected foreign journalists.
His memoir, Simpson & I: Between Two Worlds, paints a ‘warts and all’ insight into the sometimes turbulent relationship between Oggy and the BBC’s World’s Affairs Editor John Simpson, who he produced. He has travelled the world, reporting and producing news reports from many of the war zones of recent times.
The book also provides fascinating insights into the world of international journalism during his career spanning 25 years and reporting from over 40 countries, many times undercover.
THE PHILOMENA DWYER LITERARY LUNCH
with SANTA MONTEFIORE
Frinton Tennis Club. 12.30pm £27.50 (including two course lunch)
Santa Montefiore was born in Hampshire and was educated at Sherborne School for Girls. At Exeter University, she read Spanish and Italian, and spent much of the 1990s in Buenos Aires, where her mother grew up.
She has written a string of best-selling novels, which have been described as ‘engaging and charming’, ‘a beautiful read’, and ‘a gripping romance’.
In her latest novel, The Beekeeper’s Daughter, her story sweeps from1940s England to America in the 1970s, The Beekeeper’s Daughter is a moving and mysterious tale of two women’s enduring love. ‘Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart’ — Jojo Moyes
AFTERNOON TEA with CLARE and CHRISTY CAMPBELL
Frinton Tennis Club. 3:00pm £15.00 (including afternoon tea)
Clare Campbell is an author and journalist, writing regularly for the Daily Mail and Marie Claire. Christy Campbell is the former defence correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph.
Bonzo’s War is the untold story of what happened to the nation’s pets during the Second World War – an unforgettable account of the comfort pets bring us in times of strife. ‘Filled with fascinating detail, this is a heavenly and most touching book. I was deeply moved’ – Jilly Cooper