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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...

Knutsford Literature Festival

Sunday afternoon at the Cottons Hotel in Knutsford. It’s wet and windy but over 200 people turn up in the...

Manchester Literature Festival

After brilliant weather all week it begins to rain as we enter Manchester in the early evening. Stereotypical it may...

Drake’s Bookshop

On the way from Durham to Manchester we stop off for an hour at Drake’s Bookshop in Silver Street, Stockton-on-Tees....

Durham Literature Festival

Steve Drayton from BBC Newcastle wins the prize for the most innovative and imaginative interviewer. As can be seen from...

Cheltenham

To Gloucestershire for one of the biggest most prestigious literary festivals of them all.  Cheltenham is basking in the Indian...

Borderlines Book Festival

The Borderlines book festival in Carlisle had gone from strength to strength since it’s inception five years ago.   For...

Ilkley Festival

Ilkley is one of the longest running book festivals in the country. The location of this spa town nestled in...

Althorp Literary Festival

Here I am with Bernie Keith who interviewed me in the palatial surroundings of Althorp. This glorious stately home was...

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