SUNDAY, 16th OCTOBER 2016

“Afternoon Tea” with Julie Summers.

Julie Summers is the author of eleven works of non-fiction, including the best-selling book Jambusters which inspired the ITV drama series Home Fires. Julie’s first book Fearless on Everest was published in 2000 and was followed by The Colonel of Tamarkan in 2005, a biography of Brigadier Sir Philip Toosey the true architect of the Bridge on the River Kwai.

Since then she has been exploring the impact of the Second World War on people’s lives, with particular focus on women on the Home Front. Stranger in the House looked at how women coped when the men came home from the war, while When the Children Came Home examined the impact of evacuation on family life in the war’s aftermath. Jambusters celebrates the extraordinary work of the Women’s Institute in the Second World War and last year she published Fashion on the Ration which was selected as one of The Times history books of 2015. The book accompanied an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum which opened this Spring.

THURSDAY, 15th OCTOBER 2015

Crime and Wine Evening – Lynda La Plante

Lynda La Plante needs absolutely no introduction. From the TV series Widows in the 1980s, through Prime Suspect in 1990s, and many other projects since, Lynda has achieved incredible, award-winning success both on TV and in print.

For her latest book, Lynda has returned to her award-winning series Prime Suspect, and in Tennison, she has written a prequel to the previous novels.

‘She is, without doubt, one of the finest writers working today’ – Karin Slaughter.

FRIDAY, 16th OCTOBER 2015

An Evening With … Deborah Cadbury

Cadbury is an award-winning author and BBC television producer. She specialised in the effect of science and history on modern society, and her work onHorizon won her an Emmy award.

In her best-selling book The Chocolate Wars, she took a journey into her own family’s history to uncover the rivalries that have driven 250 years of chocolate empire-building.

In her latest book, Princes at War, Deborah Cadbury goes behind palace doors to uncover the very private conflict between George VI and his too charming older brother; a conflict so bitter it was unresolvable while they were both alive.

‘A gripping account of love and war’ – The Boston Globe

SATURDAY, 17th OCTOBER 2015

The Philomena Dwyer Literary Lunch – James Runcie

James is no stranger to Frinton Literary Festival, having appeared at our inaugural Crime and Wine evening in 2012. We’re pleased and delighted to welcome him back.

As well as writing the Grantchester Mysteries series, James is also a playwright and director. The first season of The Grantchester Mysteries has been aired on ITV, with a second season being filmed in July 2015.

His latest book, Sydney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins, is the fourth in the Grantchester Mysteries series.

‘There is no denying the winning charm of these artfully fashioned mysteries’ – The Independent

SUNDAY 18th OCTOBER 2015

AFTERNOON TEA WITH DEBORAH MOGGACH

Deborah has had a prolific career in writing, having had over 15 novels published, as well as short story collections. She’s also had a number of screenplays and teleplays commissioned.

She also wrote the screenplay for the 2005 BAFTA-nominated film Pride and Prejudice, and her comic novel These Foolish Things has been made into the hit film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Something to Hide is a novel about personal relationships, and her characters’ struggle with betrayal in a multitude of global settings.

‘She’s witty, and heroically generous with the warmth she dispenses’ – The Guardian.

THURSDAY, 9th OCTOBER 2014

CRIME and WINE EVENING

with SOPHIE HANNAH and FERGUS McNEILL

Frinton Tennis Club. 7:30pm £12.00 (including wine and nibbles)

sophie hannahthe telling error-200HSophie 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 mcneillFergus 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

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 

 

THURSDAY, 9th OCTOBER

CRIME and WINE EVENING

with SOPHIE HANNAH and FERGUS McNEILL

Frinton Tennis Club. 7:30pm £12.00 (including wine and nibbles)

sophie hannahthe telling error-200HSophie 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 mcneillFergus 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

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 

 

FRIDAY, 10th OCTOBER 2014


AN EVENING WITH
OGGY BOYTCHEV

Frinton Tennis Club. 8:00pm £8.00

Oggy grew up in poggy boytchevoverty in communist Bulgaria, came to this country as an asylum seeker in 1986, and became one of the BBC’s most respected foreign journalists.

SimpsonI-front_smHis 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.