• 26.06.17
    Felixstowe Book Festival 2017 this weekend!

    There's a wider variety of events than ever at this week's Book Festival.  Do take a look at their website where you can also book tickets -

    A few events at the Orwell Hotel that you may not have heard about are:

    An Afternoon of Romance - Saturday 2-4.30 pm

    Julia Jones will be thinking about Jane Austen as Chick-Lit.  Kate Hardy will tell us what it is like to be a Mills and Boon author.  Jan Jones, a writer of Regency novels, will be talking to us about her writing life and the Romantic Novelists' Association.  Round off the afternoon with a cup of tea and a scone (included in the ticket price) and the chance to chat to the authors.

    Brenna Hassett - Sunday 12.15-1.15 pm, 

    Hassett is a bioarchaeologist who works at London's Natural History Museum.  Her book "Built on Bones" is an upbeat, wisecracking attempt to trace the development of cities through thousands of years of human disease, violence and misery!  She asks "If cities are so great, why are they ful of things that kill us?".

    Jemma Wayne - Sunday 4.30 to 5.30 pm

    Set between London and Israel amidst the turmoil of war, "Chains of Sand" is driven by the powerful love stories of young Israeli Jews, Arabs, and Brits alike, each battling to forge their own identities against the hopes, fears and prejudices of their families, and the societies they find themselves trapped within.  Chaired by Richard Walker.

    A L Kennedy - Sunday 1.30 to 2.30 pm

    A L Kennedy author of five collections of stores, most recently "What Becomes", and seven novels including "Paradise and Day", winner of the 2007 Costa Book of the Year Award. Her most recent novel, "Serious Sweet", was published in 2016.


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