Our Supporters

PATRONS

A huge thank you to our Patrons, who give up their valuable time to advise and guide us and introduce us to some fantastic authors and celebrities.

ABF FRIENDS

Our Friends continue to support us every year. They provide us with valuable feedback, support and funding. Thank you to each and everyone of you. We are very lucky to have your support. If you would like to join our Friends community for 2018 visit www.appledorebookfestival/friends
In return for your membership donation, you’ll receive priority booking and access to exclusive Friends events.

FESTIVAL TEAM AND VOLUNTEERS

The Festival wouldn’t happen without our fantastic team.

  • David Carter
  • Jenny Carter
  • Pat Glover
  • Pat Hadley-Smith
  • Peter Hames
  • Simon Mugglestone
  • Marilyn Young
  • Judith Byrne
  • Brooke Phillips
  • Sara Mendosa
  • Miche Tompkins

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

Festival Sponsors

Waterstones and Holiday Cottages.

Event Sponsors and Hosts

Clearwater Brewery, Coffee Cabin, The Champ, Harding Estate Agents, Hocking’s, Everything Westward, The Seagate, The Beaver, Walter Henry’s Bookshop, Market Street Kitchen, Kingsley School, Samuels Solicitors.

Business Supporters

Bideford Pannier Market, Blights Motors, Chocolate, Daisy Park, Jill Rosseau Gallery, Kind Design, Marshford Organic, Royal North Devon Golf Course, Webbers, North Devon Carpentry, BMW at Westerly Barnstaple, Margaret Cottage, Blue Frog Media, Witten Park Vets, Johns, St Johns Garden Centre, GWR, Becky Bettesworth, S.E.L. Clarke, Watertown Garage, Skern Lodge, The Pier House.

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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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