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Sunday 6th May C O N S U L T U S

10.30-11.30am £12

Adult Day


Diana Henry & Bee Wilson How to Eat a Peach Enjoy culinary inspiration from two award-winning food writers; journalist and broadcaster Diana Henry and food historian Bee Wilson. Planning a menu is Diana Henry’s favourite part of cooking. She will talk about the inspiring places behind some of her favourite menus in her new book How to Eat a Peach, and her recipes, memories and stories will transport you to San Francisco, Mexico City and beyond. Diana Henry is the author of eleven books including Simple. She is the Sunday Telegraph’s food writer and hosts At the Kitchen Table podcast. Bee Wilson is an acclaimed food writer, historian and author of 4 books including First Bite. Sponsored by Knocker & Foskett


11.45-12.45pm £12

Anna Pasternak with Imogen Lycett Green With readings by Geoffrey Streatfeild Lara: The Untold Story that Inspired Dr Zhivago In this centenary year of the Russian Revolution, Anna Pasternak will talk to Imogen Lycett Green about the true love story that inspired Dr Zhivago; the passionate affair between Boris Pasternak and Olga Ivinskaya, love of his life and literary muse. With unprecedented access to family sources, Anna has gained unparalleled insight into their story of unimaginable courage, loyalty, suffering, tragedy, drama and loss. Olga paid a huge price for loving ‘her Boria’ and was imprisoned twice in Siberian labour camps because of her association with him and his controversial work. Anna Pasternak is the great-niece of Nobel Prize winning novelist Boris Pasternak. Imogen Lycett Green is a writer and director of the Betjeman Poetry Prize. Actor Geoffrey Streatfeild (RSC, National Theatre) will read excerpts from Boris’ works. Sponsored by Consultus Care and Nursing

1.30-2.30pm £12

Ian Rankin in conversation with Jake Kerridge Rankin and Rebus: 30 Years in the Crime Trade Join the No 1 UK bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin in conversation with Jake Kerridge, (crime reviewer for the Daily Telegraph) to discuss 30 years spent living with the irascible and brooding Detective Inspector John Rebus. Ian is currently writing a new adventure for Rebus, to be published in October, so there may be a few hints dropped...or even an exclusive reading from the work in progress. Ian Rankin’s first John Rebus novel was published in 1987, since when the maverick cop has appeared in a further twenty full-length stories.  Ian continues to live in (and write about) Edinburgh. Sponsored by Berry & Lamberts Solicitors

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Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival 2018  

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival 2018