Appledore Book Festival

Date:September 19, 2021 Cost:£12
Appledore Book Festival


Venue: Skern Lodge
Address: Torridge Road Appledore Devon EX39 1NG
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Time: September 19, 2021, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


This event is open to the public.


Cost: £12
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Alan Johnson will be making a welcome return to Appledore to talk about his debut thriller The Late Train to Gypsy Hill due to be published in September.  It’s the book he’s been waiting 50 years to find time to write. Described as a fast-paced, elegant and warm-hearted story, a chance encounter on a train leads his main character Gary Nelson on a chain of events that puts him on the run from secret agents, the mob and the police.  Alan is delighted with this book, and is confident that his old English teacher, who is still alive, will also be proud of this work!

Gary Nelson has a pretty uneventful life, even though he does live in London.  That life gets turned on its head when on his commute home he has a chance encounter with Arina, a young waitress who he has noticed on the train each day but never spoken to.  There is so much more to Arina than meets the eye, and when Gary does finally speak to her it sparks a chain of events that leads to him finding himself on the run from Russian secret agents, mobsters and even the Metropolitan Police.  The Late Train to Gipsy Hill is a masterful thriller and the start of an exciting new direction for this highly respected writer and former politician.

This event is sponsored by Too Far Media