Thursday, 21st October 2021

Crime and Wine
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)

Friday, 22nd October 2021

Friday Evening
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

Saturday, 23rd October 2021

The Philomena Dwyer Literary Lunch
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)

Sunday, 24th October 2021

Afternoon Tea
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)

2020 Festival Cancelled

We are very sorry to announce that we have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel this year’s festival.
The feedback we’ve been receiving locally, coupled with the increasing and continuing uncertainty over the ongoing virus situation, meant we felt we had no alternative.

We expect to be running the festival in 2021. We hope to see you there.

Short story competition

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.