2007

Messages from the stars of the 2007 festival


Anita Ganeri

“What a brilliant place for a festival. Horrible Geographers love nothing better than being beside the sea. Congratulations to Nick and all the Festival organisers, and good luck for this year.”


Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson

“I think the Appledore Book Festival sounds a wonderful idea – and it’s for such a worthwhile cause too. I’m sure it will be a big success. I hope to take part next year!”


Jeremy Strong

“The Appledore Book Festival is a brilliant idea, run by brilliant people and featuring brilliant writers and illustrators. All it needs now is a brilliant audience, and that’s YOU! Come and join the fun! With best wishes to Appledore Festival.”


Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore

“Help! We are being held captive in Nick Arnold’s cellar until we say how brilliant the Appledore Book Festival is. Well, it is! Great place, Great people, Great idea. You’d be mad to miss it! Can we come out now – please, Nick?!”


Martin Brown

“Of the Festivals I’m doing this year, Appledore is the one I’m looking forward to the most – and being there for the first one is the icing on the cake!”


Tony De Saulles

“It’s so nice to visit somewhere like Appledore, it’s a village which has just saved its library and a place where people obviously have a love and need for books.”


Michael Rosen
Wendy Cope
Jenny Uglow
Peter Christie
Mark Horton
Michael Jecks
Roy & Lesley Adkins
Julian Stockwin
Vivian French
Margaret Drabble
David Kennard
The two Steves
Tim Bowler
Philip Reeve
Hazel Bird
Tony de Saulles
Martin Brown
Anthony Bailey
Kate Adie


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    • Jeremy Paxman and Jeremy Vine in conversation tonight. The seventy second and last event of the 2017 Appledore book festival.  What an amazing way to finish. 
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    • The fantastic Pat Hadley-Smith who as well as making sure the festival runs smoothly also organises the  schools' programme,  which manages to reach over thirty schools. 
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    • Some of the ladies from the Riverside support group for North Devon hospice who have ran the festival cafe this week. A massive thank you to them for all their hard work and good humour. 
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    • The Appledore book festival Cafe run in aid of the North Devon Hospice has done Stirling work keeping our guests and visitors well fed this week. 
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    • Andrew Cooper being interviewed by Lyn Callaghan in the Author's Yurt. 
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    • Appledore.
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    • Part of the brilliant Appledore book festival team: Lyn Callaghan, Brooke Phillips and Mick Kavanagh. 
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    • Our wonderfully entertaining patron Jeremy Vine. 
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    • Some of Becky Bettesworth's amazing work on show today. 
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    • Alex Preston's 'As Kingfishers Catch Fire'. #appledorebookfestival #bookstagram #goodreads #amreading  #books #booksandbirds #alexpreston
    • Alex Preston preparing for his talk on his beautiful book 'As Kingfishers Catch Fire'. #appledorebookfestival #bookstagram #booktour #goodreads #amreading #birds #birdsinliterature #booksandbirds  #alexpreston
    • Our amazing festival artist Becky Bettesworth signing copies of her work to a very appreciative Appledore audience. 
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