2010



Click on the thumbnails above to view photos of the fantastic events that happened during the Appledore Book Festival 2010.


Messages from the stars of the 2010 Festival


Michael Rosen

Great to be back at this wonderful Festival


Virginia McKenna

“This wonderful literary festival at Appledore is proof that ‘the book’ is alive and well. There is no substitute for holding it, turning the pages and getting the feel of it. Long may that last.”


 Kate Adie

“Lovely to be back again, and it gets better and better.”


Norman Tebbit

“What a great festival, The first time I’ve been to Appledore for almost 30 years and it is still as much fun as ever.”


Paddy Ashdown

“What a wonderful setting, organisation & achievement. May you go from strength to strength.”


P D James

“A wonderful festival.”


Ann Widdecombe

“Thank you so much for inviting me to Appledore. It was Strictly Entertaining. Je Reviens.”


Please find below a list of authors who appeared in the 2010 festival. You can visit their websites and find out more information about them by clicking the authors name.

Babette Cole
Prue Leith
David Carter
Andrew Lycett
David Johnson
Terence Frisby
Virginia McKenna
Andrew Secombe
Kate Adie
Nicolas Ridley
Julie McGowan
David Lawrence Jones
Ian Davidson
Jenny Uglow
Chris Waters
Julie Hegarty
Shirley Williams
Robert Goddard
Kate Ellis
Ian Mortimer
Damian & Siobhan Horner
Lord Norman Tebbit
Paddy Ashdown
Liz Shakespeare
Candy Neubert and Jane Spiro
General Sir Mike Jackson
Colin Shaddick
Travel writers panel
P D James
Stella Rimington
June Spencer
Michael Wood
Ann Widdecombe
Jacqueline Wilson


Click here to download the 2010 report
Click here to download the 2010 brochure


 

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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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