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2021 Festival

A Taste of Dahl

Special Children’s Show
with
Anthony Pedley
Sunday, 24th October 10.30am-11.30am

Venue: Frinton Tennis Club, Holland Avenue, FRINTON
Time: 10.30am
Tickets: Admission free

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2021 Festival Crime and Wine

Thursday, 21st October 2021

Some photos from the event

Book signings!
Guest speakers Fiona Barton and S.J. Watson
L-R: Lesley Kara, Fiona Barton, S.J. Watson.

Crime and Wine
with
Fiona Barton & S. J. Watson

We are thrilled to welcome two crime authors for our opening night – Fiona Barton and S.J. Watson.

Fiona Barton is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Widow, The Child and The Suspect.


S J Watson’s first novel, Before I Go To Sleep, has sold more than six million copies worldwide and was turned into a major motion film. His subsequent novels, Second Life and Final Cut, have also been published to great acclaim.

Venue: McGrigor Hall, Fourth Avenue, FRINTON
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £12.50 (includes a glass of wine)


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2021 Festival Friday evening

Friday, 22nd October 2021

Some photos from the event

L-R: Katharine Thomson, Archivist at the Churchill Archives Centre; Allen Packwood OBE, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre; and The Hon. Emma Soames, daughter of Mary Churchill and granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill.
L-R: Allen Packwood OBE, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre; The Hon. Emma Soames, daughter of Mary Churchill and granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill; and Katharine Thomson, Archivist at the Churchill archives Centre.

Friday Evening
with
Emma Soames

In 1939 a 17-year-old found herself in one of the most extraordinary positions at an extraordinary time: it was the outbreak of WWII, and her father was about to become Prime Minister.  In Mary Churchill’s War: The Wartime Diaries of Churchill’s Youngest Daughter, edited in association with the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, her daughter, Emma Soames, presents a unique perspective of this remarkable historical moment, capturing what it was like to be a young woman full of joie de vivre coming of age in the wartime years.

Venue: McGrigor Hall, Fourth Avenue, FRINTON
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £10.00


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2021 Festival Literary Lunch

Saturday, 23rd October 2021

Some photos from the event

Lady Glenconner signing books after the event under the watchful eye of her agent, Gordon Wise from the Curtis Brown Literary Agency.
Lady Glenconner entertaining the audience with a fascinating talk about her life as Lady in Waiting for Princess Margaret and as maid of honour at the coronation of the Queen.
A full house for Lady Glenconner.

The Philomena Dwyer Literary Lunch
with
Lady Glenconner

Anne Glenconner’s memoir Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown has become a global sensation. She returns to Frinton for the first time since her childhood summer holidays to share her experiences of life with Princess Margaret, being a Maid of Honour to the Queen at the Coronation and the inspiration behind her second novel, set in East Anglia:  A Haunting at Holkham. ‘Remarkable: if your jaw doesn’t drop at least three times every chapter you haven’t been paying attention’ – Sunday Times.

Venue: Frinton Tennis Club, Holland Road, FRINTON
Time: 1.00pm
Tickets: £28 (includes two course lunch)


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2021 Festival Afternoon Tea

Sunday, 24th October 2021

Some photos from the event

Charlie Corbett giving a fascinating and entertaining view on the countryside and enjoying simple pleasures.
Charlie Corbett, signing copies of his book after the event.

Afternoon Tea
with
Charlie Corbett


By reconnecting with the wildlife all around him and learning to move with the rhythms of the natural world, Charlie Corbett discovered nature’s powerful ability to heal.  In 12 Birds to Save Your Life he shows there is joy to be found if we know where to look and how to listen.  From solitary skylarks to squabbling sparrows, he explores the place of these birds in our history, culture and landscape. ‘Lyrical and life-affirming’, Raynor Winn.

Venue: Frinton Tennis Club, Holland Avenue, FRINTON
Time: 3.00pm
Tickets: £15.00 (includes afternoon tea)


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Competition

Short story competition 2019

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition. The winners have been chosen – full details are on the competition page
http://www.frintonliteraryfestival.co.uk/short-story-competition-2019/

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Competition

Short story competition 2019

Thank you to everyone who entered our “Tendring Tales” short story competition.

The deadline has now passed, and the entries (all 28 of them) are currently being sent out to the 3 judges. They will hope to announce a winner by the 10th of November, or very shortly afterwards.

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Photos from the Festival – Vaseem Khan

Another fantastic turnout for Afternoon Tea at the Frinton Golf Club (website).


We were delighted to welcome Vaseem Khan (website), whose Inspector Chopra and Baby Ganesh Agency series are incredibly popular.


We were delighted that Vaseem stayed on to sign some of his books and talk to attendees to his event.

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Photos from the Festival – Janet Ellis

The dining room at the Frinton Golf Club (website) was full for the Philomena Dwyer Literary Lunch.


We were delighted to welcome Janet Ellis, who was interviewed by her agent, Gordon Wise (website).


Janet did readings from, and signed her two books, The Butcher’s Hook and How It Was.

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Photos from the Festival – Alan Johnson

A full sell-out house at the McGrigor Hall for the visit of ex-MP, Alan Johnson.


Alan Johnson (website), signing his fascinating memoirs.


Alan’s latest memoir traces his love of music, from when he was a child to the present day.