events found: 6
23/10/2014 Kate Charlesworth, Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot
19:30 Festival
Venue details: Chester Festival, Chester Festivals, Town Hall Assembly Rooms, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HJ
Events details: Bryan and Mary Talbot’s first collaboration, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, won the Costa biography prize. Their second, written alongside acclaimed illustrator Kate Charlesworth, explores what life was like on the inside of the suffragette movement as protagonist Sally Heathcote joins the Pankhurst household as a seamstress. A potent blend of brutality, despair, hope and passion, Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is one of the most talked-about graphic novels of recent years.
Contact details: Chester Festival
28/10/2014 Sofka Zinovieff
14:00 Festival
Venue details: Wantage (not just) Betjeman Literary Festival, The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BX
Events details: The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me<br><br>If you have visited Faringdon Folly and enjoyed the four-and-twenty blackbirds and their pie nestled in the trees, you must come to this talk by the grand-daughter of Robert Heber Percy, the eponymous mad boy, and long-time companion of eccentric Lord Berners. The two were irrepressible enough, indulging in exquisite food and practical jokes and cavorting with the likes of Salvador Dali and Siegfried Sassoon, without Heber Percy introducing Zinoffiev’s grandmother, a pregnant Jennifer Fry into the household to create a notorious ménage à trois,<br><br>Sofka Zinoffiev first encountered Faringdon at the age of 17 when Robert was living there alone, having been gifted the place by Berners on his death in 1950. She, in her turn, was left the house by her grandfather Robert and, after many years abroad, is returning to live there.<br><br>An acclaimed author who studied social anthropology at Cambridge, Zinoffiev brings to life a vanished world of decadence and High Bohemia, and the wild lives of the fantastical people who lived in it.
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28/10/2014 Adele Nozedar
19:00 Author Talk / Signing
Venue details: Rossiter Books, The Corn Exchange, 7, The High Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5HL
Events details: Adele Nozedar's Great British Sweets
Contact details: Rossiter Books
15/11/2014 Horatio Clare
14:30 Festival
Venue details: The Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NY
Events details: Horatio Clare will be speaking about his latest novel Down to the Sea in Ships at Bridport Festival
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15/11/2014 Xiaolu Guo
13:00 Festival
Venue details: Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BU
Events details: Xiaolu Guo will be speaking at Tower Hamlets Write festival
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