2009

Messages from the stars of the 2009 Festival


 Patrick Gale, author of Notes from an Exhibition

“This has to be the best view I have enjoyed from a book festival anywhere!”


 Kate Furnivall, author of The Russian Concubine

“Great to be here”


 Martin Bell, broadcaster, author and MP

“With thanks for events”


 Sally Nicholls, author of Ways to Live Forever

“Thanks for inviting me to Appledore! I’ve had a lovely time so far …”


Tania Crosse, Dartmoor historical novelist

“Delighted to be here to speak at the Appledore Book Festival!”


 Charlie Elder, author of While Flocks Last

“Delighted to take part in this lovely festival”


 Ian Mortimer, historian and author

“What a pleasant moment looking at the estuary about to talk about history I feel in my element!”


 Alison Hallett, poet

“What a treat … thank you for running such a fantastic festival”


 Susan Taylor, poet

“… What a wonderful place to read. I loved the venue …”


Michael Morpurgo
Benedict Allen
Patrick Gale
Peter Lord
Peter Christie
Kate Furnivall
Mary Cadogan
Martin Bell
David Carter
Barbara Haddrill
Tanya Landman
Victoria Glendinning
Tania Crosse
Charlie Elder
Sam Llewellyn
Commander Ade Orchard
Ian Mortimer
Julian Richards
Chris Mullin
Justin Somper
Ion Trewin
Barry Evetts
Miles Russell
Simon Hall
Tony de Saulles
Colin Dexter
Philip Reeve
Andrew Lambert
Colonel John Blashford-Snell
Tony Koorlander
Julian Fellowes


Click here for a report and photographs of the 2009 festival
Click here to download the 2009 brochure


 

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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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    • Our wonderfully entertaining patron Jeremy Vine. 
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    • Some of Becky Bettesworth's amazing work on show today. 
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