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September 2017

An Afternoon with Ann Cleeves – Bestselling Author of ITV’s Vera

Ann Cleeves

Saturday 23rd September
2.30pm
- 3.30pm

| £10.00

St Mary’s Church

Ann Cleeves is the author of the novels which inspired ITV’s Vera played by Brenda Blethyn and BBC One’s Shetland.
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Deadly Dance – Hilary Bonner in conversation with Judi Spiers

Hilary Bonner BC1

Saturday 23rd September
5.00pm
- 6.00pm

| £8.00

St Mary’s Hall

Hilary Bonner, originally from Bideford, is the author of thirteen psychological thrillers almost all set in the West of England and inspired by real life events.
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Rather Be The Devil – Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin

Sponsored by:

Webbers

Saturday 23rd September
7.00pm
- 8.00pm

| £12.00

Kingsley School Theatre, Bideford

2017 marks the thirtieth anniversary of one of crime fiction’s greatest characters, John Rebus, created by one of the world’s leading crime writers, Ian Rankin.
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Anne Boleyn – A King’s Obsession – Alison Weir

Sunday 24th September
11.00am
- 12.00pm

| £10.00

St Mary’s Hall

Alison Weir is the UK’s top-selling female historian selling over 2.7 million books worldwide. Join Alison as she discusses her new biography a dark, powerful tale of Henry VIII’s second wife
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Box Set Britain – Dan Sefton in conversation with Veronica Henry

Dan Sefton

Sunday 24th September
5.30pm
- 6.30pm

| £8.00

St Mary’s Hall

Dan Sefton is the screenwriter behind The Good Karma Hospital, Delicious and Trust Me. Join him in conversation with bestselling author Veronica Henry as they discuss the similarities between script and novel writing.
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The Outcasts of Time – Ian Mortimer

Ian Mortimer

Monday 25th September
1.00pm
- 2.00pm

| £8.00

St Mary’s Hall

Ian Mortimer, who is best known for his Time Traveller’s Guides, will be talking about his novel, The Outcasts of Time, which is set in and around Exeter. He will discuss the unique plot of the book – which sees medieval people live one day in every subsequent century from 1300s -1900s and talk about how life has changed for ordinary people over the last seven centuries. Photo Credit: Ric Horner
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The Importance of ‘The House’ in Fiction – Veronica Henry & Lulu Taylor

Lulu Taylor and Veronica Henry

Tuesday 26th September
12.30pm
- 1.30pm

| £8.00

St Mary’s Hall

From Manderley to Pemberley, from Wuthering Heights to Cold Comfort Farm, the house has always played a fascinating role in literature.
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Poison, Pottage and Plague – Karen Maitland

Karen Maitland

Sponsored by:

Market Street Kitchen

Friday 29th September
5.30pm
- 6.30pm

| £8.00

Market Street Kitchen

Step back into the dark world of the Middle Ages with thriller writer Karen Maitland as she discusses the historical background to her latest novel The Plague Charmer, featuring pustules and fake dwarfs, ghost ships and a hidden village in Somerset to which the witches and heretics were banished. Karen will explore the medieval belief in the supernatural which influences all her novels, and how we still continue their superstitions today. Includes tea and cake provided by Market Street Kitchen
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