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  • 20.06.16
    Felixstowe Book Festival 25-26 June


    Jackamans sponsored Laura Thompson at the Festival.  Laura's spoke about her two most recent biographies, one on the Mitford sisters and the other on Agatha Christie. Laura's talk was absolutely fascinating - particularly when she described her meetings with two of the Mitford sisters!  Laura was very ably interviewed by thriller writer Nicola Upson.

    Laura Thompson attended stage school and at the age of sixteen won an exhibition to read English at Oxford. In 2003 she wrote LIFE IN A COLD CLIMATE, a biography of Nancy Mitford, which was reissued in early 2015.

    This was followed by AGATHA CHRISTIE: AN ENGLISH MYSTERY, the first major biography of Christie for more than twenty years.

    Picture shows Meg Reid, Felixstowe Book Festival Director with Laura Thompson.

    REVIEWS OF LIFE IN A COLD CLIMATE

    'Well-nigh perfect.' Lady Diana Mosley, Literary Review 'A brilliant study, original, perceptive, passionate and very nearly as enjoyable to read as the subject's own novels'. Selina Hastings, Sunday Telegraph 'This book is a gem: fresh, intelligent and assured.' Sunday Times REVIEWS OF AGATHA CHRISTIE: AN ENGLISH MYSTERY 'Laura Thompson's outstanding biography... is a pretty much perfect capturing of a life.' Kate Mosse, Book of the Year 2007, The Guardian, The Independent and The Independent on Sunday 'A triumphant success', A.N. Wilson, Daily Mail 'Laura Thompson has certainly written the last word on Agatha Christie.

    Her book is a superb piece of biography.' Literary Review 'Affectionate, admiring, perceptive and absolutely convincing'. Sunday Telegraph. 'This splendid account of [Christie's] life and work is unlikely to be bettered.' Evening Standard.

     

     

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