2011


Click on the thumbnails above to view photos of the fantastic events that happened during the Appledore Book Festival 2011.


Messages from the stars of the 2011 Festival


Michael Rosen

Great to be back at this wonderful Festival


Veronica Henry

So delighted to be at the Festival – both as a speaker and a visitor.  Keep up the good work


Joss Ackland

Good to be Home


Martin Dory

I’m honoured to be among such esteemed company. Thanks for having me


Peter Hennessy

Thank you so much for inviting me – a special day and evening in Appledore


Anthony Tucker-Jones

Great Festival – keep up the good work


Richard Fortey

What a privilege to come to beautiful Appledore and thanks you so much for your generous hospitality


Helen Castor

Thanks you so much for a wonderful Appledore welcome – it’s a privilege to be here


Julia Churchill

Great Festival, such lovely people & so well organised. What a line up!


Ann Widdecombe

A great evening in Appledore and what a warm up act by Martin Bell!


Martin Bell

And what a privilege to be associated with a national treasure” (N.B. this followed Ann’s comment – I believe his reference to a national treasure is regarding Ann and not us!)


Josceline Dimbleby

I’m so glad to be here in dazzling sun, breathing in sea air and making friends


Nicholas Evans

Thank you for such a lovely event in such a lovely place. Please ask me back!


Mark Logue

Lovely place, great weather & a fantastic experience


Peter Sissons

Thank you for a terrific time and such warm hospitality


William Nicholson

It’s a joy for me to be here. Thanks you for inviting me


Virginia Nicholson

It’s great to be here on the hottest October day in history!


Please find below a list of authors who appeared in the 2011 festival. You can visit their websites and find out more information about them by clicking the authors name.

Michael Rosen
David Carter
Veronica Henry
Chris Waters
Joss Ackland
Martin Brown
Tony de Saulles
Alan Gibbons
Beast Quest
Jeremy Strong
Nicola Morgan
Ann Widdecombe
Martin Bell
David Jenkins
Cyprus Well Writers Workshop
Trevor Hill
Nicola Upson
John Riddington-Young
Laurence Shelley
Penny Vincenzi
Francis Spufford
Hugh Michael Bone
Tom Vowler
Tim Coates
Lawrie McMenemy
Martin Dorey
Tim Kevan
Jan Mazzoni
Belinda Bauer
Peter Hennessy
John Summers
Kathryn Ferry
Anthony Tucker-Jones
Richard Fortey
Helen Castor
Colin Shaddick
Julia Churchill
Josceline Dimbleby
Ann Cleeves
Nicholas Evans
Mark Logue
Peter Sissons
Virginia Nicholson
William Nicholson


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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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    • 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
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    • Our amazing festival artist Becky Bettesworth signing copies of her work to a very appreciative Appledore audience. 
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