Big names at Appledore Book Festival
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Host of big authors on the line up for the seventh book festival in the village.
RICHARD and Judy, Kate Adie, Michael Palin, Jeremy Vine and Duncan Bannatyne are just some of the big names hitting Appledore Book Festival next week.
Kicking off with a sold-out performance by the Military Wives Choir on Friday, September 27, the village will see talks from top authors run until October 6.
This year’s festival, set to be the biggest yet, will see a variety of authors both on an international, national and local level talk about their literary works.
Special guests include Springwatch presenter Kate Humble, who will be talking on October 1 about her book documenting her move to Wales, and top chef Michael Caines who will talk about his passion for cooking on October 3.
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Ann Widdecombe will return to the festival this year on October 6, and the 10 day event will culminate with television favourites Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan who will talking about what inspired them to write.
Local historian David Carter will be leading a guided walk around Instow after catching the ferry across the estuary on September 28.
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Charity worker Deri Rundle will be talking about her time in Rwanda on October 3, and there will be a chance for locals to meet with old friends for an ‘Appledorian Day’ on September 29.
There will also be a number of workshops, including poetry workshop by Ruth Padel and a fiction writing workshop by Dr Sally Flint.
With dozens of visiting authors there’s a wealth of choice, and despite some of the bigger names being sold-out many tickets are still available.
For the full schedule and to buy tickets, visit www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk.