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Maidenhead

The event at the Norden Farm Arts Centre in Maidenhead feels like a home gig. As readers of ‘Please,Mister Postman’...

Southampton

Back to the ‘An Evening With….’ theatre tour with regular compare Andrew Wilson. These differ from literary festival gigs in...

Keswick

Is there a more beautiful setting for a book festival than Keswick? Not in my experience there isn’t. This year...

Portsmouth

Marie and Colin have been running The Hayling Island Bookshop for 15 years. Running an independent bookshop is a perilous...

Chelmsford

The Essex Book Festival is held at venues across the county. I’m in Chelmsford being interviewed by Dave Monk the...

Beverley

A home match 30 miles up the road in Beverley. I’m appearing at the magnificent East Riding Theatre. It’s a...

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton City Council has been organising a literary festival for several years now. It’s a fine example of municipal culture...

Much Wenlock

To Shropshire,  A.E. Houseman country, for the first date on my 2019 theatre tour. It’s in a lovely performance space called...

Woodbridge, Suffolk

Catherine Larner works with Browsers, a fabulous independent bookshop in Woodbridge, to bring authors to the lovely cinema/theatre next to...

Cambridge Literary Festival

At Cambridge I’m doing something slightly different to the normal book festival interview. David Hepworth (signing books next to me in...

Buxton Festival

Buxton is a uniquely beautiful town, it’s Regency splendour reminiscent of Bath but on a smaller scale and with streams...

Official Tour dates

The official media Productions tour for Alan Johnson. Please note this poster does not include the Book Festival Events. For...

Southwold Literary Festival

To the Suffolk coast for the literary delight that is Southwold. The town was home to George Orwell but whilst...

Topping & Co – independent bookshop

Topping has two bookshops, in St.Andrews and Bath. It was my absolute pleasure to be at the Bath shop on...

Stroud Literary Festival

Stroud Literary Festival began four years ago and this years was bigger and better than ever. Over 250 people came to...

Jarrolds in Norwich

Jarrolds may well be unique. I know of no other department store outside London which still sells books. The store...

Market Drayton

For fellow aficionados of P.G.Wodehouse, Shropshire (or SALOP as it used to be abbreviated in my days at the GPO)...

Yeovil

One of the best things about attending the Yeovil Festival is the opportunity it provides to visit one of our...

Off the Shelf – Sheffield

It took us two hours to drive 45 miles to Sheffield Hallam University for my appearance at the ‘Off the...

Bewdley

Bewdley has a place in the political history of this country as the birthplace of Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister three...

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