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Welcome

We are delighted to share our 2018 Festival Programme. Appledore’s reputation for being one of the friendliest, independent literary festivals continues to grow and as a result, we continue to attract a superb range of quality talks, discussions and fringe events. Our reputation has been built by our dedicated team of volunteers, our unique and beautiful location, the warm welcome offered by our village community and our Festival audience who make author’s events such a success. Appledore enables you to rub shoulders with literary greats, challenge your mind, be inspired and meet new friends in a spectacular setting. We hope you will join us and help us continue to build our reputation in 2018 and beyond. Appledore Book Festival is a charity and delivering the Festival and Schools Week would not be possible without the generous support of our patrons, sponsors, advertisers, Friends and volunteers. Every business featured in our programme supports us in many ways from Josie’s who decorate our Green

Room, creating a restful haven for our authors, to BMW who collect our VIPs from Tiverton Parkway. Everyone featured plays a part in making our Festival possible so please support them in return if you can. Our Schools Week continues to attract a fantastic line-up of renowned children’s authors and promises to deliver another inspirational week of talks and workshops from 1st October – 5th October. An essential part of the work that we do is to inspire our future generations’ love of reading, writing and creativity. Over five thousand North Devon school children will participate in an event thanks to the voluntary work and dedication of this team. We look forward to welcoming old and new Friends to Appledore in 2018 and we hope you enjoy the amazing line-up.

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We are honoured to feature Pine Feroda’s lastest work, Northern Light, as our Festival Programme front cover. Each year the team selects a renowned locally based artist or group of artists to feature a piece of work that encapsulates our unique Festival location. Northern Light is currently featured in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Find out more about Pine Feroda’s work at their talk on Monday 24th September. To book tickets visit www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk or call our Box Office 01237 424 949

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1st-5th October

SCHOOLS WEEK Our Schools Programme has already inspired six hundred secondary school students this year by bringing Lord Professor Robert Winston to Appledore in May and the Festival’s Schools Week 2018 is set to be the best ever. School budgets are still being cut but nevertheless our Schools Week is becoming increasingly popular. With support from various sources we are now reaching out to forty schools and three libraries in North Devon, offering ninety events in an action packed programme. Our nineteen nationally and internationally renowned children’s authors will be whisked through Devon’s country lanes by a team of volunteers to

challenge and inspire the readers and writers of the future. From toddlers to teenagers, children will be engaged in discussions, talks, writing and creative workshops, singalongs and book signings. None of this would be possible without the voluntary hard work and dedication from Pat Glover, Pat Hadley-Smith, Marilyn Young and Judi Unwin who plan and deliver this exciting programme. Our thanks go to Waterstones for sponsoring the Schools Week, Bideford Rotary Club for enabling small schools to participate, Bideford Bridge Rotary Club for providing prizes for the Young Writers’ Competition and to Jan and Phil at the Seagate for hosting our authors.

VISITING AUTHORS

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Philip Ardagh

Guy Bass

Emma Carroll

Steve Cole

Tamsin Cooke

John Dougherty

Tanya Landman

Layn Marlow

Bali Rai

John Townsend

Claire Barker

Fleur Hitchcock

Tom McLaughlin

Dave Cousins

Miriam Latimer

Catherine Johnson

Duncan Beedie

Alex Wheatle

To book tickets visit www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk or call our Box Office 01237 424 949


FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 11am-5pm

WHIZZIPOPBANG Sandy Brown’s Gallery, FREE ENTRY Sandy Brown is one of the world’s leading ceramic artists. Her work is held in over forty five museum collections internationally. She is known for her bold exuberant use of colour and for the joyous freedom in her work. Her new collection WhizzipopBang features paintings and ceramic artwork focussing on colour and rituals. Her exhibition is open daily throughout the Festival 11am-5pm. Sandy will launch her new collection WhizzipopBang with an exclusive event ‘A Modern Banquet’ on the evening of Friday 21st September. Contact Sandy for details at sandy@sandybrownarts.com.

8.30pm-11pm

LA VIE EN ROSE St Mary’s Hall, £10 You are invited to kick off the Festival French-style with the South-West’s top gypsy jazz band. Enjoy the foot tapping ‘hot jazz’ styles made famous by Django Reinhardt and others in 1930’s/40’s Paris, featuring swinging guitar sounds, hot fiddle playing, soulful clarinet and slaptastic bass. St Mary’s Hall will be open from 7.30pm for a selection of French cheese and charcuterie at an additional fee of £5 which must be ordered in advance. Vegetarians can be catered for and the bar will be open. B

is proud to be official bookseller at this year’s Festival. We look forward to seeing you at the events for author signings and a range of books by the guest writers. To book tickets visit www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk or call our Box Office 01237 424 949

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SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 10am-4pm

11am-12pm

BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP

Chris Ryan

HEAD HUNTERS

Megan Stallworthy

Appledore Library, £45 Learn to make three different pamphlet-sewn books, including a single-section case binding, a twosection book with a soft cover and a dos-à-dos (back-to-back) book. Take home your own handmade books along with a set of workshop notes. All equipment and materials will be provided. Megan Stallworthy is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen (perfectbindings.co.uk).

Baptist Hall, £10 10.30am-12.30pm

PETER RABBIT – FILM

PG

Community Hall, £5 Peter Rabbit and his three sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail - enjoy spending their days in Mr McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives suddenly moves in, he’s less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter - a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

12.30pm-1.30pm 11am-12pm

SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW Wendy Mitchell St Mary’s Hall, £8 When she was fifty eight years old, Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with early onset dementia. All at once, her demanding career in the NHS, her ability to drive, cook, run were suddenly gone. Her memoir is the first of its kind and is both a heart-rending tribute to the woman she once was and a brave affirmation of the woman dementia has seen her become. Important, philosophical, moving and hopeful. Publisher credit: Bloomsbury 4

FLAMINGO BOY & IN THE MOUTH OF THE WOLF Michael Morpurgo

St Mary’s Church, £12 / £6 children

Come and meet former SAS corporal and the only man to escape death or capture during the Bravo Two Zero operation in the 1991 Gulf War. Chris Ryan turned to writing thrillers to share the stories the Official Secrets Act prevents him from including in his non-fiction releases. Chris will be in conversation with Martin Pailthorpe, Chris’ producer on BBC series Britain’s Toughest Family and Hunting Chris Ryan; Chris will talk about Head Hunters, his latest Danny Black release. Publisher credit: Coronet

Much-loved storymaker Michael Morpurgo returns to Appledore to discuss his two new stunning wartime novels Flamingo Boy and In The Mouth of the Wolf. Inspired by his autistic grandson, Flamingo Boy looks at those in society who were treated as outsiders in occupied France in the Second World War. Also inspired by a true story, In The Mouth of the Wolf tells the story of Michael’s uncle who was a Special Forces executive in the Second World War. Michael will be interviewed by Festival Patron, Jeremy Vine. Publisher credit: Harper Collins & Egmont Sponsored by: Kingsley School

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SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 4pm-5pm

TAKE NOTHING WITH YOU Patrick Gale Baptist Hall, £10 Join Patrick Gale in conversation with Veronica Henry as they discuss Patrick’s sixteenth novel. Described by Gale as ‘a comedy of resilience and survival’, Take Nothing With You is partly inspired by his own boyhood. It’s a story of a fifty-something gay Londoner undergoing radiation therapy, remembering his eccentric 1970’s childhood in Weston-super-Mare and a life-changing intervention by a glamorous cellist. Publisher Credit: Tinder Press

2.30pm-3.30pm

THE ONE SENTENCE YOU NEVER FORGET Jeremy Vine

St Mary’s Church, £10 Presenter, author, broadcaster and Festival Patron Jeremy Vine, returns in 2018 with an Appledore exclusive.  As a journalist he has always been fascinated by the single sentence - or maybe just a phrase - that stops you in your tracks. It gets you thinking and it might even change your life. The sentence could come from an interviewee on a remote African hilltop or from a Prime Minister in a London studio. It could just be something you hear from a friend. Come to Jeremy’s session and hear the single sentences he can’t forget - and tell him yours! Sponsored by: Samuels Solicitors

5.30pm-6.30pm

FOREVER AND A DAY Anthony Horowitz

St Mary’s Church, £12 / £6 children

One of the most prolific and successful UK writers, Anthony has written more than forty books including two Sherlock Holmes novels, The Word is Murder and one previous James Bond novel. His teen spy Alex Rider books have sold nineteen million copies worldwide and he has created and written some of the UK’s most loved TV series including Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War. Join Anthony in conversation with our Festival Patron Jeremy Vine as he discusses his latest James Bond release. Publisher credit: Jonathan Cape Sponsored by: Webbers

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SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 7.30pm-10pm

FRIENDS VIP DINNER The Royal George, £30 Join Jeremy Vine, Kate Mosse, Anthony Horowitz, Veronica Henry, Simon Mayo and Patrick Gale for VIP drinks and a sumptuous two-course dinner at The Royal George. Meet and mingle with our authors and meet fellow Festival Friends at what promises to be a fabulous evening. Your ticket price includes a glass of wine or prosecco and a two-course meal in the upstairs room overlooking the estuary. Sponsored by: The Royal George

8pm-11pm

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* achieves record A Level and BTEC results, 39% at A and A* * competes regionally and nationally in sport - judo, gymnastics, cross country and handball squads * benefits from a renowned Learning Development Centre to support a range of learning needs * offers 50+ extra curricular clubs * set on a 25-acre campus with superb facilities just 5 minutes from the beach * provides full, weekly and flexi boarding * guarantees small class sizes and a personalised education * and, reassuringly outstanding pastoral care Then, Kingsley maybe a school for you to visit. For more information please contact the Admissions team on 01237 426200, or by email at admissions@kingsleyschoolbideford.co.uk or visit our website www.kingsleyschoolbideford.co.uk Methodist Schools

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SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 10.30am-4pm

BOOKFAIR Community Hall, Free Entry Our annual Book Fair offers book lovers a great opportunity to find an elusive tome or simply to browse and chance upon some literary gem. A fascinating range of second-hand and antiquarian books will be displayed for sale by local booksellers, who will also offer maps, prints, ephemera and postcards.

11am-12pm

THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER Kate Morton St Mary’s Hall, £8 Kate Morton, a native Australian, holds degrees in Dramatic Art and English. Her previous novels, The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden and The Distant Hours, all became #1 bestsellers in the UK and Australia and the United States. Kate will share her dazzling sixth novel in an event hosted by Veronica Henry. Publisher credit: Mantle

HORRIBLE SCIENCE LAB

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CHILDREN’S WRITING WORKSHOP

Rebecca Alexander Appledore Library, £4 History, myth and mystery: writing new stories about the past. There are stories about witches, villains and ghosts in Appledore – many of them true. Sometimes the past needs a bit of imagination to breathe life into it. Bring pen and paper and write new myths and legends. Suitable for children 11+.

2pm-3.30pm

Nick Arnold

12.30pm-1.30pm

Appledore Primary School, £5

THE BURNING CHAMBERS

CALLING ALL HORRIBLE SCIENTISTS!! Here’s a rare chance to learn how to do some gross and funny Horrible Science experiments with the creator of the Horrible Science series - Nick Arnold! Suitable for ages 6-14. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need to purchase a ticket.

11.30am-1.30pm

Kate Mosse

St Mary’s Church, £12 Discover The Burning Chambers, the first novel in a new epic trilogy by bestselling author Kate Mosse. A story of love and loss, war and displacement. Ranging across three hundred years, from sixteenth century in Kate’s beloved Languedoc to tenth century Southern Africa. Embark on a bold journey through history with Kate. Publisher credit: Mantle Sponsored by: Everything Westward

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SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2pm-3pm

3.30pm-4.30pm

FABULOUS FINN

MAD BLOOD STIRRING

Baptist Hall, £8 Adults / £4 Children

St Mary’s Church, £10

PC Dave Wardell

At around 2am on October 5th 2016, PC Wardell and his dog, PD Finn, were trying to apprehend a robbery suspect. Finn was stabbed with a ten-inchbladed knife, both through his chest and then, with the knife bound for Dave, through the top of his head. Finn no doubt saved Dave’s life, but the race was now on to try and save Finn’s. Listen to PC Dave Wardell’s heartfelt memoir, an incredible journey of friendship and loyalty and meet the 2017 Daily Mirror Animal Hero of the Year. Publisher credit: Quercus Sponsored by: Witten Park Vets

5pm-6pm

RIVAL QUEENS Kate Williams Baptist Hall, £10 A revelatory dual biography of Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots and their intense, fraught relationship which would end in betrayal, brought to you by bestselling historian and broadcaster, Kate Williams. Publisher credit: Hutchison

Simon Mayo

Join Simon Mayo award-winning presenter of BBC Radio 2’s Drivetime and the renowned Radio 2 Book Club. Simon will be in conversation with Fitz from BBC Radio Devon discussing his debut adult novel. Inspired by real events and real characters, Mad Blood Stirring tells the story of the American sailors held captive in Dartmoor Prison in the Second War of American Independence. Publisher credit: Doubleday

6.30pm-7.30pm

A LADDER TO THE SKY John Boyne

St Mary’s Hall, £10 John Boyne continues to build on the staggering success of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. His new release A Ladder to the Sky, is a novel about literary ambition; the fascinating portrayal of Maurice Swift, a wouldbe writer who finds that literary success can come by stealing stories. Beautifully written and psychologically intense, this looks set to be another major hit for the Irish novelist. Chaired by Fitz of BBC Radio Devon. Publisher credit: Doubelday Sponsored by: Walter Henry’s Bookshop

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SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

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8pm-10pm

8.30pm-10pm

THE SHOUT - FILM St Mary’s Hall, £6

GHOST WALK 1 15

Crossley (Alan Bates) is a mysterious travelling man who invades the lives of a young couple, Rachel and Anthony Field (Susannah York and John Hurt). Crossley’s sinister intentions are gradually revealed when he claims he can produce a “terror shout” that can kill anyone who hears it unprotected. Released in 1978, and filmed in North Devon. B

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Terry Bailey

Meet at The Coach & Horses, Market Street, £6 Appledore is full of ghosts, if you know where to look. Listen for the fishermen’s footsteps in Appledore’s back streets. Who is the curlyhaired young girl seen in Market Street? As darkness falls let Terry guide you through Appledore’s winding lanes, alleys and churchyards with their stories of haunting and unexplained happenings.

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FREE FRINGE EVENTS

On throughout the festival for you to enjoy and stay with us a while longer...

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SEPTEMBER

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Saturday 22 Sept: Sam Dowden

Friday 21 Sept: Chris Stuckey

Sunday 23 Sept: Marmalade Club (jamming session, all welcome)

Saturday 22 Sept: Rat Pack Pete

Monday 24 Sept: Simon Blake

Wednesday 26 Sept: Open Mic

Wednesday 26 Sept: The Beaver Inn Quiz night, all welcome

Thursday 27 Sept: Open Mic

Saturday 29 Sept: Mark Jenkins

Saturday 29 Sept: The Jukes

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Tuesday 25 Sept: Open Mic

Friday 28 Sept: River Roots

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MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 11.30am-1pm

3pm-4pm

NORTHERN LIGHT

THE FUTURE OF BRITISH FLORA

Pine Feroda

Chris Thomas

Sandy Brown’s Gallery, £8

St Mary’s Hall, £6 Enjoy a glass of wine with Sandy Brown, who will be in conversation with two of Pine Feroda’s artists, Merlyn Chesterman and Judith Westcott, as they discuss their latest work Northern Light, which is currently on display at the Royal Academy Summer Show and our 2018 Festival programme front cover! Sponsored by: The Coffee Cabin

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1.30pm-2.30pm

A COUNTRY ESCAPE Katie Fforde

St Mary’s Hall, £8 Katie Fforde loves being a writer; to her there isn’t a more satisfying and pleasing thing to do. She particularly believes falling in love is the best thing in the world, and wants all her characters to experience it. Join Katie in conversation with Veronica Henry as they explore Katie’s life and love of writing and the research she undertakes to help her bring her characters to life.

In the context of climate change evolutionary biologist Chris Thomas suggests that so-called ‘invasive species’ have a vital role to play in the palette of UK flora. He challenges us to re-imagine our relationship with the plant realm and to accept the evolving ecosystems around us, specifically relating to North Devon. In conversation with Andy Bell of North Devon Biosphere. A joint event with The Plough Arts Centre.

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MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

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7pm-8pm

A WOMAN’S WORK Harriet Harman

St Mary’s Church, £12 When Harriet Harman entered politics, a woman couldn’t sign for a mortgage and jobs were advertised at a lower ‘woman’s rate’. Since then Harriet has been politics’ most prominent champion for women’s rights, introducing the National Childcare Strategy, the Equality Act and changing the law on domestic violence. Join Harriet as she talks about her thirty years in politics and her engrossing new memoir. Publisher credit: Allen Lane

4.30pm-5.30pm

THE DARTMOOR CONCHIES Simon Dell St Mary’s Hall, £6 In 1917 Dartmoor Prison was emptied and received one thousand conscientious objectors who refused to fight in The Great War. This lecture is based upon Simon’s book The Dartmoor Conchies which was published last year on the centenary of this controversial event. A powerful and challenging presentation which still stirs emotive feelings.

8.30pm-11pm

BABELFISH

North Devon Jazz The Beaver, Free Entry A brilliant fusion of singer Brigitte Beraha’s voice, the piano of Barry Green, the bass of Chris Laurence and the percussion of Paul Clarvis – four of the UK’s finest jazz artists. This remarkable quartet is ‘gently seductive, it keeps you listening through the sheer power of invention’ (Dave Gelly, The Observer). A North Devon Jazz Club presentation.

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Blue Lights art group

Exhibition at the Blue Lights Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore

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The Gallery shows ceramics, paintings and jewellery by individual artists and makers all working from studios mainly within the West Country. New pieces will be brought into the gallery on a regular basis.

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TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 11am-4pm

PLAY WITH CLAY Sandy Brown

Sandy Brown’s Gallery, £40 11am-12pm

Enjoy a one day workshop in clay and experience Sandy’s dynamic, loose approach to creativity. Sandy is one of the world’s leading ceramic artists; over forty five international museums hold her work in their collections.

LANDSKIPPING Anna Pavord St Mary’s Hall, £8 Landskipping is a ravishing celebration of landscape, its iridescent beauty and its potential to comfort, awe and mesmerize. Anna Pavord explores the different ways in which we have, throughout the ages, responded to the land and investigates why there are some places we love best and considers the future of the British Landscape. Anna is the gardening correspondent for The Independent and the author of international bestseller Tulip. Anna will be in conversation with Jonathan Webster from RHS Rosemoor. Publisher credit: Bloomsbury

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Image © Emma Gibbons at Fleek Gallery, Ilfracombe

1pm-2pm

THE STORY OF BRITAIN Sir Roy Strong

St Mary’s Hall, £8 Sir Roy Strong has spent a lifetime inspiring the public with his love of art, history and gardens. His 1996 highly acclaimed bestseller has been updated this year and covers a whole sweep of British history from the Celtic tribes to Margaret Thatcher. Formerly director of the National Portrait Gallery and the V&A, his immense scholarship coupled with powerfully held convictions make a compelling contribution to the great questions facing Britain; how do we understand our past and where are we going? Chaired by Festival Patron, Andy Cooper. Publisher credit: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Sponsored by: White Moose Gallery 18

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TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 3pm-4pm

5.30pm-6.30pm

NORTH DEVON & NEWFOUNDLAND

A BABY’S BONES

John Bradbeer

St Mary’s Hall, £6 Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries the trading links with Newfoundland brought great prosperity to North Devon. In his fascinating talk local historian John Bradbeer outlines this overlooked aspect of North Devon’s maritime history, from fishing for cod to the carrying trade of the nineteenth century.

Rebecca Alexander

Market Street Kitchen, £8 Enjoy tea and cake with Appledore author Rebecca Alexander as she discusses her new novel A Baby’s Bones. A historical writer was drawn into a crime so horrible it seemed inhuman. An archaeologist finds a baby’s bones thrown down a well; the legend of a sixteenth century witch; and an obsession that led to madness - and murder. Sometimes the book chooses its author. Publisher credit: Titan Books

6pm-7pm

JEOPA RDY

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones St Mary’s Hall, £10 Award-winning entrepreneur Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones shows that only by embracing jeopardy, and liberating ourselves from the shackles of uncertainty and self-doubt, can we realise our full potential. He shares his own personal story from a deprived childhood in inner-city Birmingham to becoming one of the nation’s most famous farmers. No stranger to jeopardy, in 2005 he remortgaged his house to launch his brand ‘The Black Farmer’. Chaired by Simon Dawson. Ticket includes a Black Farmer hotdog following the event. Vegetarians can be catered for. Publisher credit: Piatkus

8pm-9.30pm

THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS - FILM

12a

St Mary’s Hall, £6 Shirley Collins is the most important interpreter of English traditional song living today. In this poignant documentary, which includes archive film clips, Shirley relates her life from song-collecting in rural USA with Alan Lomax, the start of her career, the later loss of her singing voice and the eventual return to performing and recording. ‘A revelatory, multi-layered documentary’ (The Guardian). B

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WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 11am-12pm

10.30am-12pm

THE NORTH DEVON PHOTOGRAPHS

APPLEDORE WALK David Carter

Roger Deakins

Meet at Docton Court, £6 This guided walk will be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about Appledore’s history. Who were the people who shaped the character of Appledore? David will walk you through some of our ancient streets on a guided history tour.

12.30pm-1.30pm

THE FATE OF THE BADGER Dr Richard Meyer

St Mary’s Hall, £6 11am-12pm

THE TEABOWL : EAST AND WEST Dr Bonnie Kemske Sandy Brown’s Gallery, £6

Artist and writer Bonnie Kemske explores the enigmatic Japanese teabowl and the myriad levels of understanding and misunderstanding that surround it. Using contemporary teabowls made by Sandy Brown and others, Bonnie looks at the lyrical beauty of this iconic form, and how its Western versions now embrace commentaries on politics, humour and the environment. Publisher credit: Bloomsbury

From 1971-1972 the Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins was commissioned by Beaford Arts to photograph rural North Devon, beginning the Beaford Archive. Deakins’ fascinating collection shows a region on the cusp of change and Beaford’s Sophie McCormack and photographer Dave Green lead us through a selection of his evocative work. Digitised by Beaford’s Hidden Histories project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

St Mary’s Hall, £6 Join zoologist and author Richard Meyer for an informative discussion on the modern history of badger persecution in Great Britain. Find out why badgers, a supposedly protected species, continue to be systematically slaughtered and what are the associated ecological implications. Richard will be in conversation with Pauline Kidner, founder for Secret World Wildlife, a charity that is nationally acclaimed for its work caring for over five thousand wildlife casualties each year.

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2pm-3pm

THE RACE TO SAVE THE ROMANOVS Helen Rappaport

St Mary’s Church, £10

The Race to Save the Romanovs is an incredible detective story that uncovers the truth behind the secret plans to rescue Russia’s Imperial family, published in the centenary year of their murder and drawing on an unprecedented range of unseen sources. Bestselling historian and Russian expert, Helen Rappaport sets out to uncover exactly why the Romanovs’ European royal relatives and the Allied governments all failed to get them to safety and unpicks the many false claims and conspiracies surrounding their disappearance. Publisher credit: Hutchison

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WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 4pm-5pm

THE SALT PATH Raynor Winn

St Mary’s Hall, £8 In one devastating week, Raynor Winn and her husband Moth lost their home and received a terminal diagnosis. With nowhere else to go, they decided to walk the South West Coast Path. Join Raynor as she shares her remarkable and life-affirming true story of one couple’s six hundred and thirty mile journey around the South West Coast Path as they discover the healing powers found in nature and the simple act of walking. Publisher credit: Michael Joseph

8.30pm-10pm

GHOST WALK 2 Terry Bailey Meet at The Coach & Horses, Market Street, £6

8pm-10pm

LARA CONLEY St Mary’s Hall, £8 A regular performer in Morocco and at UK music festivals, local singer Lara Conley performs original songs in an exquisite, rich-toned voice, exploring modern fable, myth, folklore and raw life, accompanied by bodhran, stick dulcimer and guitar. B

Appledore is full of ghosts, if you know where to look. Listen for the fishermen’s footsteps in Appledore’s back streets. Who is the curly-haired young girl seen in Market Street? As darkness falls let Terry guide you through Appledore’s winding lanes, alleys and churchyards with their stories of haunting and unexplained happenings.

5.30pm-6.30pm

THE POETRY PHARMACY William Sieghart St Mary’s Hall, £8 William Sieghart began the Poetry Pharmacy in 2014. Since then he has taken his poetry pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and TV, honing his prescriptions all the time. He will present the most essential poems in his dispensary; so if you are suffering from loneliness, a broken heart or lack of courage you will find a poem to ease your pain. There will be time for ‘poetry on prescription’ too but only in public as we don’t have a private consultation room! Publisher credit: Particular Books

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THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 10.30am-12pm

2pm-3pm

THE IRSHA WALK

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BEING MENTAL

David Carter

Meet at St Mary’s Hall, £6 A history walk focused on West Appledore or ‘Irsha’ as it is known locally. David will delve into the history of this ancient street, and his detailed knowledge of Appledore will make a fascinating tour through these old courts, opes and drangs.

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12pm-1pm

THE STOPPING PLACES Damian Le Bas St Mary’s Hall, £8

Natasha Devon

St Mary’s Hall, £8 We all have a brain and therefore a mental health. Natasha Devon MBE will be discussing language around mental health, gender and the skills which everyone needs to survive modern life, wherever they are on the mental health spectrum. Natasha is the author of A Beginner’s Guide to Being Mental and campaigns for better mental health awareness and provisions. Publisher credit: Bluebird

In a bid to better understand his Gypsy heritage, Damian sets out on a journey to discover the atchin tans or ‘stopping places’ – the old encampment sites known only to Travellers. In this remarkable debut he shines a light on a group of people and a way of life that has been often hidden and much maligned. Publisher credit: Chatto & Windus

4pm-5pm

CRIME PANEL Mark Billingham & Belinda Bauer

St Mary’s Hall, £10 Crime fiction is now the most popular literary genre. Join two of the leading British crime writers, Mark Billingham and Belinda Bauer, as they discuss their latest thrillers, The Killing Habit and Snap, with Financial Times crime critic and Brit Noir author Barry Forshaw. Publisher credit: Little Brown & Bantam Press

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3.30pm-5pm

BEER TASTING Barry Raynes The Champ, £8 Join Barry Raynes for a talk through the social history of beer and the brewing process whilst giving you some interesting tasting samples along the way! Cheese and biscuits and beer samples are included in your ticket price. Sponsored by: Clearwater

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THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 6pm-7pm

DARE TO TRI Louise Minchin

St Mary’s Church, £10 What started out as a fun BBC Breakfast cycling stunt in 2012 culminated in Louise Minchin wearing the colours of Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championship in 2015. This is the story of how a newly discovered sport became a passion and then an obsession. Publisher credit: Bloomsbury Sponsored by: Harding Estate Agents & Valuers

8pm-10pm

GARETH HEDGES St Mary’s Hall, £8 This fine Cornwall-based singer/ guitarist has spent many years playing with American musicians. ‘With dexterity, adaptability and deeply-felt soul, Gareth skillfully draws from his six and twelvestringed guitars melodies that cut to the heart of blues, jazz and folk traditions’ (Vermont Arts, USA). B

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FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 12pm-1pm

EREBUS

Michael Palin St Mary’s Church, £20 single ticket or £30 couple’s ticket

10.30am-11.30am A wonderful opportunity to hear from master explorer and storyteller, Michael Palin as he brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus. Michael will chart the ship’s history from its construction in the naval dockyards in Pembroke, the part it played in Ross’ Antarctic expedition of 1839-43, its abandonment during Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition and its final rediscovery on the seabed in Queen Maud Gulf in 2014. He will explore the intertwined careers of the men who shared its journeys in this wonderfully evocative and epic account. £20 single ticket includes a signed copy of Michael’s book RRP £20. Alternatively, you can buy a couple’s ticket for £30 and receive one signed copy between two people. Publisher credit: Cornerstone Sponsored by: Holiday Cottages

OLD APPLEDORE IN WORDS & FILM David Carter St Mary’s Hall, £6 Local historian David Carter will guide you through a sit-down tour of Appledore’s history. David will be using old photographs, documents and movie-clips to show how Appledore Quay has developed over the last four hundred years. See the early lifeboats and watch how they were launched, and discover the true facts about smuggling.

2.30pm-3.30pm

BREAKING THE MOULD Pamela Vass St Mary’s Hall, £6

4pm-5pm

THE LIE OF THE LAND Amanda Craig

St Mary’s Hall, £8 Amanda Craig’s new release, The Lie of the Land is a state-of-the-nation novel which dissects modern marriage, the divided society and the interplay between money and desire. A suspenseful black comedy based on a couple who downsize and move from London to Devon. Amanda’s understanding of contemporary Britain and the way we live now is insightful, sympathetic and humourous. Join her in conversation with Festival Patron Judi Spiers. Publisher credit: Abacus 26

On 4th August 1913 a Lynton mansion was destroyed. The papers blamed suffragette arson. Truth or fiction? This talk reveals the fascinating story of the fight for the vote in North Devon, of women who campaigned locally and nationally, suffered imprisonment in Holloway ...and created the biggest sleepover Devon has ever known! Publisher credit: Boundstone Books

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FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 5.30pm-6.30pm

6pm-8pm

THE TURN OF MIDNIGHT

DINNER & GIN TASTING WITH RUTH BALL

Minette Walters

St Mary’s Church, £10

The Royal George, £35 Minette Walters is one of the of the world’s bestselling crime writers famed for her psychological thrillers. In 2017, after a ten year hiatus, she released a historical novel about the Black Death turning her extraordinary talent to a new genre. She joins us to talk about her exquisitely wrought and gripping second novel in the series, set during the time of the Black Death in Dorset. Minette will be in conversation with Barry Forshaw, crime fiction expert. Publisher credit: Atlantic Books

Join author, alchemist and bar tender Ruth Ball for an exclusive gin tasting event and sumptuous two-course dinner at The Royal George. Before each course, you will be served a selected gin and Ruth will provide you with some tasting notes. Whilst you enjoy each drink Ruth will recount extracts from her latest book which covers a delicious history of Britain’s secret, exciting and often dangerous love affair with booze. Gins will be provided by East London Liquor Company and Atlantic Spirits. Menus will be available online in September, and vegetarian and other dietary requests can be catered for. Publisher credit: Elliot & Thompson Sponsored by: The Royal George

7.30pm-10pm

WINTER RIDGE PREMIER St Mary’s Hall, £8 This film is a new psychothriller about a young detective hunting a serial killer who preys on the elderly. The winner of four awards at London Independent Film Festival it was filmed in Lynton and Lynmouth and this screening will be the first in the south-west. The film will be introduced by the Director and followed by a Q&A with members of the cast. B

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SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 10am-12pm

TOY MAKING Sciencedipity

Community Hall, £5 Suitable for ages 7-11 or younger accompanied by parents Kids will love this opportunity to make a working wind turbine and a variety of toys such as the climber, the pecking bird and the balancing dragonfly, all relying on laws of physics to work.

10am-11am

NORTH DEVON MOTORING Peter Christie St Mary’s Hall, £6 Today we depend on motor transport but when did it first arrive in this area, who were the drivers and what problems did they face and create? In this entertaining, illustrated talk about the introduction of cars and motorcycles into North Devon local historian Peter Christie answers these questions and reveals some unexpected aspects of our area’s history.

12pm-2pm

LUNCH WITH GUY WATSON FROM RIVERFORD ORGANIC The Seagate, £20 Join Guy Watson, founder and farmer of Riverford Organic Farmers, for a two-course lunch using recipes by and produce from Riverford Organic. Menus will be available online in September, and vegetarian and other dietary requests can be catered for. Lunch will be served at 12.30pm. Sponsored by: The Seagate

2.30pm-3.30pm

25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Lesley Pearse

St Mary’s Hall, £8 11.30am-12.30pm

LIVE WELL TO 101 Dr Dawn Harper

St Mary’s Hall, £8 In Live Well to 101, Dr Dawn Harper from Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies, urges us to start investing in our health now to improve our chances of enjoying our latter years to the full. We are all living longer but living longer doesn’t necessarily mean living well. Find out how small, achievable and sustainable changes really can alter your future. Dawn will be in conversation with Festival Patron Judi Spiers. Publisher credit: Headline 30

Lesley Pearse is a global #1 bestseller with fans across the world and sales of over ten million copies of her books to date. One of the nation’s best-loved storytellers, 2018 sees Lesley celebrating twenty five years as a bestselling writer. We are delighted to welcome her to Appledore to talk about her life and writing and her recently published twenty sixth novel, The House Across the Street. Lesley will be in conversation with our Festival Patron Judi Spiers. Publisher credit: Michael Joseph

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SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 1pm-2pm

4pm-5pm

BEING RED

TALES FROM THE TREES

Ken Livingstone

Squashbox Theatre

St Mary’s Church, £12 Ken Livingstone is a British politician who has twice held the leading political role in London Regional Government. Ken offers a clear-sighted study on the Left’s possibilities and limitations, with reflections on the current state of the Labour Party and a look into its future. Publisher credit: Pluto Press Sponsored by: Chichester Developments

Community Hall, £5 Suitable for children aged 5+ Craig the Forest Ranger is stressed, what with a squirrel stealing his nutty snack bar, the old Wizard of the Woods up to his tricks and rumours of the Big Bad Wolf lurking! Craig wants the forest to be peaceful, find out how he gets on and along the way learn about the wonderful world of trees. For children of 5+ with their families. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

4pm-5pm

HISTORIES OF THE UNEXPECTED Dr Sam Willis & James Daybell Baptist Hall, £8 A journey of historical discovery that tackles some of the greatest historical themes - from the Tudors to the Second World War but via entirely unexpected subjects. What links zebras to the Second World War? Why is the history of the orange all about Elizabethan spies? How is the history of windows connected to the Battle of Trafalgar? You will never think about the past - or the present - in the same way ever again. Guaranteed. Publisher credit: Atlantic Books

4.30pm-5.30pm

GIRL WITH DOVE: A LIFE BUILT BY BOOKS Sally Bayley

St Mary’s Hall, £6 Author Dr Sally Bayley talks about her recently completed literary memoir, Girl with Dove: A Childhood, that tells the story of a young girl escaping from an all-female household by reading. In this interactive session, Sally will discuss the relationship between childhood reading and verbal memory. Working closely with the associations of particular words she encountered in reading Jane Eyre, Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple stories and Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield, Sally draws you into a world of imaginative etymology: word plots. Publisher credit: William Collins

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SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 6pm-7pm

8pm-9pm

THE MAKING OF BLUE PLANET II

Shappi Khorsandi

MISTRESS & MISFIT

Rachel Butler

Community Hall, £12

St Mary’s Hall, £8 Producer and Director Rachel Butler started her career with the BBC in Australia working on the series Great Barrier Reef. She returned to the UK and has been part of the BBC core production team on Shark, Blue Planet II and IMAX release Oceans. Rachel will share unseen footage and stories about the making of Blue Planet II where she spent over six hundred hours filming underwater and a year on location directing various sequences including the infamous boiling seas. A4 Print Book Festival Advert-OKI.pdf

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Shappi’s sell-out comedy tour will close the 2018 Festival presenting England’s unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson’s mistress’, a bit of a harlot. (You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation.) Women’s lib wasn’t a ‘thing’ in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from ‘scullery maid’ to ‘Lady Hamilton’. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn’t? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in. A joint event with The Plough Arts Centre. B Sponsored by: North Devon Carpentry

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THANK YOU

Judi Spiers

Jeremy Vine

Nick Arnold

Andy Cooper

Richard Wolfenden-Brown

A huge thank you to our Patrons, who give up their valuable time to advise and guide us and introduce us to some fantastic authors and celebrities.

ABF FRIENDS To date, over three hundred Friends have joined us for 2018. Our Friends provide us with essential funds that enable us to deliver the Festival each year. In addition, they provide valuable feedback through our annual survey, providing author suggestions for the following year and ideas on how we can improve the Festival. In return for their annual membership fee, our Friends get access to a ten day priority booking period when sales go live enabling them to purchase two tickets for each event during the priority booking period. They receive access to VIP events during the Festival, occasional VIP pop-up events during the year and a 10% discount on all books purchased from Waterstones Festival Bookshop. If you would like to help our charity and join our Friends community visit www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk.

FESTIVAL TEAM The Festival wouldn’t happen without our fantastic team who work all year round to plan and deliver the Festival for our community and our visitors. David Carter Jenny Carter Pat Glover Pat Hadley-Smith Peter Hames Simon Mugglestone

Marilyn Young Judith Byrne John Rankine Susan Sandon Isabella Leonard Lyn Callaghan

Sara Mendosa Miche Tompkins Judi Unwin Joy Smart

A massive thank you to all our volunteers who help us steward the events each year, we couldn’t deliver the Festival without you.

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS Festival Sponsors Waterstones and Holiday Cottages Event Sponsors and Hosts Clearwater Brewery, Coffee Cabin, The Champ,Harding Estate Agents, Hocking’s, Everything Westward, The Seagate, The Beaver, Walter Henry’s Bookshop, Market Street Kitchen, Kingsley School, Samuels Solicitors, Chichester Developments, The Royal George, White Moose Gallery, RHS Rosemoor, The Plough, Witten Park Vets, North Devon Carpentry, Webbers. Business Supporters Bideford Pannier Market, Blights Motors, Chocolate, Daisy Park, Jill Rousseau Gallery, Marshford Organic, Royal North Devon Golf Club, BMW at Westerly Barnstaple, Margaret Cottage, Blue Frog Media, St Johns Garden Centre, S.E.L. Clarke, Watertown Garage, Skern Lodge, The Pier House, Josie’s, John Byrne, Bideford Rotary, Blue Lights Art Group.

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3 EASY WAYS TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS 1. ONLINE

GROUP BOOKINGS

Visit www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk. Choose the event(s) you want to see, add them to your shopping cart and checkout. You can pay using a debit card or credit card. You can choose to have your tickets sent to you electronically or you can collect them from our Box Office or we can post them to you for an additional fee of ÂŁ1.50.

We offer Group Booking discounts for parties of 10+ for an individual event. You pay for 9 and the 10th ticket comes free. Please contact Jenny Carter for more information at boxoffice@appledorebookfestival.co.uk

2. BY PHONE Ring the Box Office on 01237 424 949. Please have your debit or credit card details and event ticket requirements to hand. You can choose to have your tickets sent to you electronically, collect them from our Box Office or have them sent to you by post for an additional fee of ÂŁ1.50.

3. IN PERSON We have our very own Box Office in Appledore which is run by David and Jenny at Docton Court Gallery. You can pop in to see them at 2 Myrtle Street, Appledore, Bideford, Devon EX39 1PH Tel: 01237 424 949. Open daily: 9:30am - 5pm (11am - 5pm Sundays). You can also email them at boxoffice@appledorebookfestival.co.uk. Tickets purchased in and collected from the Box Office are not subject to a booking fee.

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REGISTERED DISABLED Registered disabled visitors who require a chaperone will be given one free ticket for every full price ticket purchased. Bookings should be made via telephone to Docton Court Booking Office on 01237 424 949 or in person.

EVENT TIMES Event start times are punctual. Please allow plenty of time to arrive and be seated before the event starts. If you are late our stewards will do their best to show you to your seat with minimal disturbance to the event.

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING For a full copy of our terms and conditions, please visit www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk. We cannot refund money or exchange tickets except in the case of a cancelled event.

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USEFUL INFORMATION We sold over six thousand tickets last year and our line up this year is set to attract record crowds once again. Please arrive allowing plenty of time to find a car parking space, aim to be at your event at least ten minutes before the start time. We try to open our venues fifteen to twenty minutes before the event starts. This is not always possible if another event is running in the same venue. If you would like to have a meal and drinks before or after your event, at one of the pubs or restaurants in Appledore, please phone ahead and make a reservation to avoid disappointment. Enjoy your time in Appledore. HOW TO GET TO APPLEDORE

SECOND HAND BOOKS

By Road: From M5 Junction 27 head towards Barnstaple on the A361. At Barnstaple follow signs for Bideford A39. Take the third exit at the roundabout after the Torridge Bridge, then follow the signs for Appledore. By Rail: Take the Tarka line link from Exeter to Barnstaple - www.gwr.com By Bus: A bus service runs from Bideford to Appledore.

Second hand books are available at Walter’s Emporium in Myrtle Street and Uncle Wainwright’s on The Quay.

PARKING The narrow lanes and expanding population of our village during Festival time means street parking is not always available. Our Festival map highlights all the public parking in the village, please use these facilities if you can. Please be considerate to our local residents. Don’t forget to leave enough time to find a space for the headline events to avoid disappointment.

WATERSTONES FESTIVAL BOOKSHOP

DISABLED ACCESS The Appledore Book Festival welcomes everyone and is keen to help those with disabilities. If you are registered disabled and need assistance, you can enjoy a chaperone ticket free of charge with each full price ticket purchased. When booking tickets, please inform the Box Office that you are a wheelchair user so our stewards are ready to assist you.

LOOPS FOR THE HARD OF HEARING Appledore Baptist Chapel, St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Hall and Appledore Community Hall have induction loops for the hard of hearing. Please inform a steward if you need help. Presenters at all large venues will use microphones.

The Festival Bookshop at St Mary’s Hall is sponsored and managed by Waterstones and will be open daily from 11.00am until after the last talk. Authors will be in the bookshop after their event where books can be purchased and signed.

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FRIDAY 21 SEPT

11:00am Sandy Brown Whizzipopbang 7:30pm La Vie En Rose - Cheese & Charcuterie 8:30pm Music - La Vie En Rose

Sandy Brown's Gallery St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall

SATURDAY 22 SEPT

10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:00am 12:30pm 2:30pm 4.00pm 5:30pm 7:30pm

Megan Stallworthy Bookbinding Workshop Film - Peter Rabbit Chris Ryan Wendy Mitchell Michael Morpurgo Jeremy Vine Patrick Gale Anthony Horowitz Friends VIP Dinner

Library Room Community Hall Baptist Hall St Mary's Hall St Mary's Church St Mary's Church Baptist Hall St Mary's Church The Royal George

SUNDAY 23 SEPT

10:30am 11:00am 11.30am 12:30pm 2:00pm 2:00pm 3:30pm 5:00pm 6:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm

Book Fair Kate Morton Rebecca Alexander Children’s Writing Workshop Kate Mosse Nick Arnold PC Dave Wardell & Fabulous Finn Simon Mayo Kate Williams John Boyne Film - The Shout Terry Bailey - Ghost Walk 1

Community Hall FREE St Mary's Hall £8.00 Library £4.00 St Mary's Church £12.00 Appledore Primary School £5.00 Baptist Hall £8.00 / £4.00 St Mary's Church £10.00 Baptist Hall £10.00 St Mary's Hall £10.00 St Mary's Hall £6.00 Meet at Coach & Horses £6.00

MONDAY 24 SEPT

11:30am 1.30pm 3:00pm 4:30pm 7:00pm 8:30pm

Pine Feroda Katie Fforde Chris Thomas Simon Dell Harriet Harman North Devon Jazz - Babelfish

Sandy Brown's Gallery St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall St Mary's Church The Beaver

£8.00 £8.00 £6.00 £6.00 £12.00 FREE

TUESDAY 25 SEPT

APPLEDORE BOOK FESTIVAL 2018 FREE £5.00 £10.00

11:00am 11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 8:00pm

Anna Pavord Sandy Brown Play With Clay Sir Roy Strong John Bradbeer Rebecca Alexander Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones Film - The Ballad Of Shirley Collins

St Mary's Hall Sandy Brown’s Gallery St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall Market Street Kitchen St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall

£8.00 £40.00 £8.00 £6.00 £8.00 £10.00 £6.00

£45.00 £5.00 £10.00 £8.00 £12.00 / £6.00 £10.00 £10.00 £12.00 / £6.00 £30.00

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WEDNESDAY 26 SEPT

10:30am 11:00am 11:00am 12:30pm 2:00pm 4:00pm 5:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm

Appledore Walk Roger Deakins Dr Bonnie Kemske Dr Richard Meyer Helen Rappaport Raynor Winn William Sieghart Music - Lara Conley Terry Bailey - Ghost Walk 2

Meet at Docton Court St Mary's Hall Sandy Brown's Gallery St Mary's Hall St Mary's Church St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall Meet at Coach & Horses

£6.00 £6.00 £6.00 £6.00 £10.00 £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 £6.00

THURSDAY 27 SEPT

10:30am 12:00pm 2:00pm 3:30pm 4:00pm 6.00pm 8:00pm

Irsha Street Walk Damian Le Bas Natasha Devon Barry Raynes - Beer Tasting Mark Billingham, Belinda Bauer & Barry Forshaw Louise Minchin Music - Gareth Hedges

Meet at St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall The Champ St Mary's Hall St Mary's Church St Mary's Hall

£6.00 £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 £10.00 £10.00 £8.00

FRIDAY 28 SEPT

10.30am 12:00pm 2:30pm 4:00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 7:30pm

David Carter Michael Palin Pamela Vass Amanda Craig Minette Walters Ruth Ball - Rebellious Spirits Dinner & Gin Tasting Film - Winter Ridge Premier

St Mary's Hall St Mary’s Church St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall St Mary's Church The Royal George St Mary's Hall

£6.00 £20.00/£30.00 £6.00 £8.00 £10.00 £35.00 £8.00

SATURDAY 29 SEPT

10:00am 10:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 1:00pm 2:30pm 4:00pm 4:00pm 4:30pm 6:00pm 8:00pm

Sciencedipity Toymaking Peter Christie Dr Dawn Harper Lunch with Guy Watson from Riverford Organic Ken Livingstone Lesley Pearse Squashbox Dr Sam Willis & James Daybell Sally Bayley Rachel Butler Shappi Khorsandi

Community Hall St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall The Seagate St Mary's Church St Mary's Hall Community Hall Baptist Hall St Mary’s Hall St Mary's Hall Community Hall

£5.00 £6.00 £8.00 £20.00 £12.00 £8.00 £5.00 £8.00 £6.00 £8.00 £12.00

Three easy ways to book your tickets: 1. Online 2. By Phone 3. In Person For booking terms and conditions please visit our website at www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk/terms-conditions To book tickets visit www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk or call our Box Office 01237 424 949


Sandy Brown Museum

Appledore Community Hall

Appledore Primary School

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Maritime Museum

Myrtle Street

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Blue Lights Hall

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The Quay

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South West Coast Path

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Bude Street

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Appledore Library

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Docton Court (Box Office)

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Baptist Church

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15 Sandpipers 16 Appledore Bookshop

7 Sylvester’s Fish & Chips 8 Market Street Kitchen

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12 The Flame Factory 13 Uncle Wainwright’s 14 The Royal George

11 Walter’s Emporium

9 The Champ Pub 10 The Coffee Cabin

4 John’s Deli & Café 5 Coach & Horses 6 Royal Plaice

3 Sailor’s Rest

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Box Office 01237 424 949 FRIENDS TICKET SALES LIVE Friday 20th July PUBLIC SALES LIVE Monday 30th July

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