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Worcester

Back to the theatre tour on Saturday evening at the beautiful ‘The Countess of Huntingdon’s Hall’ in Worcester. This 18th...

Chipping Camden

Noon on Saturday and I’m with John Sutherland discussing George Orwell at the Chipping Camden Literary Festival. John is Emeritus...

Stamford

Here I am signing books provided by Walkers Bookshops, an independent bookseller with shops in Stamford and Oakham. My ‘Evening...

Whitstable

The Whitstable Literary Festival had a year off in 2018. I provide the opening interview of 2019.  This event had...

Hexham

From Wrexham to Hexham. Such a shame there’s not a theatre in Wexham, Bucks that could have completed the journey!...

Wrexham Carnival of Words

Back to Wrexham for my third appearance at the annual ‘Carnival of Words’ festival. It’s held in the Gwersyllt Centre and...

Bromley

The final show of this intensive Tour week is at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. We have a few close...

Henley

Here I am outside the theatre that I’m most familiar with. This is my fourth appearance at the Kenton Theatre...

Stratford-Upon-Avon

And so to Stratford, in the week of Shakespeare’s birthday. I’m appearing at the Bear Pit on Friday night. It’s...

Swindon

Andrew Wilson rejoins the tour as my interviewer at the Swindon Arts Centre. I was here in 2014 at the...

Hertford Theatre

Hertford Theatre is a big and beautiful venue, Council owned, it is thriving to the extent that the local authority is...

Deal

One of the advantages of this theatre tour is that we get to see parts of the country we’ve never...

Scarborough

The weather is cold with a biting wind as we set off for Scarborough in our native East Yorkshire. But...

Laugharne

Here is a photo of me and music journalist/script writer David Quantick looking like Simon and Garfunkel (without the guitar)....

The Forum in Northallerton

The Forum in Northallerton was the venue on Saturday night with Andy Richardson my interviewer once again. A wonderful audience...

Thirsk

Sue Lake opened the White Rose Book Cafe in Thirsk, North Yorkshire in 1995. The fact that this independent bookshop...

Workington

Here I am with Andy Richardson, my interviewer at Workington. After finishing ‘This Week’ with Andrew Neil and Michael Portillo...

Glasgow ‘Aye Write’ Festival

After 15 years of existence, ‘Aye Write’ is now firmly established amongst the best book festivals in Britain. Glasgow City...

York Literature Festival

It’s five years since I appeared at St Peters school as part of the York Literary Festival to discuss my...

Maidenhead

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

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