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That was me in 2006. We were a group of people planning a festival to keep Appledore Library open. In the dark end of autumn, village shops were closing around us. This was a festival born in hope and raised in the expectation of better things. Thirteen years later the ‘better future’ is now. Last year 7000 tickets were sold and world-famous authors walked our winding streets. Thirteen years ago no-one in the book world had heard of Appledore - now we’re a national cultural event. Oh yes, and we kept the Library open.

Thirteen years ago we had nothing. We dared to dream of Hay-on-Wye on the Bristol Channel. Okay, so we’re not Hay, but we found the best of what we could be. Now in its teenage years, our festival is young and strong and climbing. Come and see for yourself what makes Appledore special - and share the magic!

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Our festival was born with a beating heart forged from community support. From the hardworking committee to stewarding events and dressing venues, volunteers make the festival and we made friends with the world in all over 400 festival friends are proud to support us.

My fellow patrons Tanya Landman, Andy Cooper, Richard Wolfenden-Brown, Judi Spiers and Jeremy Vine promote the festival far and wide (look out for the Jeremy Recommends events - Emily Dean and Richard Shepherd). And generous sponsors support our events and brochures - including BMW who transport our authors and Josie’s who make the green room beautiful. We even scatter seeds for the future in the biggest literary festival schools programme in the UK just search appledorebookfestival.co.uk/schools.

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We are honoured to feature Sandy Brown’s work on our Festival Programme front cover. Sandy is an internationally renowned ceramicist with her work featuring in more than forty museums across the globe including the Victoria & Albert. Sandy creates and exhibits her work right here in her Appledore studio and gallery. Find out more about her work at her talk on Monday 23 September. To book tickets visit www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk or call our Box Office 01237 424 949

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VISITING AUTHORS

7 - 11 October

SCHOOLS’ WEEK

Joseph Coelho

Jo Cotterill

Polly Ho-Yen

Philip Ardagh

Guy Bass

Anna Wilson

Tanya Landman

Layn Marlow

Bali Rai

Tom McLaughlin

Dave Cousins

Miriam Latimer

Patrice Lawrence

Non Pratt

Nick Toczek

Steve Cole

Tamsin Cooke

John Dougherty

John Townsend

Claire Barker

Fleur Hitchcock

Catherine Johnson

Duncan Beedie

Alex Wheatle

Gill Lewis

Joshua Seigal

Our aim of inspiring the readers and writers of the future marches on! We already have the largest Literary Festival Outreach Programme of its kind and in 2019 even more schools are participating. During the week of 7-11 October, a fleet of 26 top quality authors, poets and illustrators will visit a total of 47 schools and four libraries where they will deliver over 117 engaging events. Feedback from last year was overwhelmingly glowing: schools felt inspired and privileged and the authors praised the welcome and hospitality they received. Claire Barker even nominated Kentisbury Primary School for the prestigious ‘Society of Authors Reading for Pleasure Award’ which was duly granted. Budget cuts in education mean that our charity’s work is ever more appreciated. This year we have been busy extending our fundraising so that costs to schools are kept manageable and even the smaller schools can be involved. Our writing competition, sponsored by Bideford Bridge Rotary Club, continues to surprise us with the quality of entries. The writing, often a direct response to the author visit, was not only highly competent but also genuinely entertaining and moving. Once again our thanks go to our sponsors especially Waterstones and local Rotary Clubs and to the many people who make this exceptional event possible. We look forward to a week of excitement, inspiration, challenging ideas and, of course, fun.

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FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 8pm-10.30pm

MOSCOW DRUG CLUB Community Hall, £12.50 Join singer Katya Gorrie and the band in the heady confines of the Moscow Drug Club, a curious musical place where elements of 1930s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet to provide an intoxicating and exciting musical experience. From 7pm we are serving a selection of cheese and charcuterie for an additional £6 which must be ordered in advance. Vegetarians and gluten-free can be catered for on request. 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 21 SEPTEMBER 10am-4pm

10.30am-12.30pm

PRINT WORKSHOP

CIRCUS WORKSHOP

Annabel Hill

Appledore Library, £45 Using the first letter of your favourite poem or novel, come and carve your own lino block then print onto cards and paper. Collage with old torn text, print with real leaves and embellish with metallic paints. No drawing skills are necessary as letter templates will be given. Just have fun and learn to use the little printing press! Spaces limited to 10, so book early to avoid disappointment. Drinks will be provided.

Circus Into Schools Community Hall, £7 At this exciting workshop, children can try out a number of circus skills such as diabolo, juggling, stilt walking, unicycling and clowning. Suitable for ages 5-13. Children can attend on their own or with a parent. Sponsored by:

10.30am-11.30am

THE SECOND SLEEP Robert Harris

St Mary’s Church, £25 couple, £20 single Robert Harris had a successful career as a journalist and reporter for the BBC before becoming an international bestselling author of historical fiction and thrillers including Munich, An Officer and a Spy and Fatherland. Join him in conversation with Festival Patron Jeremy Vine as he discusses his gripping new thriller The Second Sleep, which is set in a remote Exmoor village. Ticket price includes a signed hardback copy of his new release. Publisher: Hutchinson Photographer Credit: KT Bruce Sponsored by: Walter Henry’s Bookshop

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SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 12.30pm-1.30pm

THE STRAWBERRY THIEF Joanne Harris

St Mary’s Church, £12 Anglo-French award-winning author Joanne Harris (MBE) joins us to discuss the fourth Chocolat novel. Published twenty years after the original global bestseller was adapted for film, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, The Strawberry Thief continues the story of Vianne Rocher. Joanne will be in conversation with Susan Sandon, Divisional Managing Director of Penguin Random House. Publisher: Orion Photographer Credit: Kyte Photography

2pm-3pm

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? Jeremy Vine

St Mary’s Church, £12 4pm-5pm

SYRIA’S SECRET LIBRARY Mike Thomson

St Mary’s Church, £10 This is the extraordinary true story of the underground library that flourished in Darayya during the Syrian civil war. Mike Thomson is the multi-award winning BBC World Affairs correspondent who has captured the story of the people who risked their lives to save books from the devastation of war. The secret library was a symbol of hope and determination to rebuild their fractured society. Publisher: Weidenfeld Nicolson Photographer Credit: Mats Lignell

Jeremy Vine, our Festival Patron, is one of the UK’s most successful broadcasters. He’s been shot at in Croatia and had chewing gum placed on his chair in Zimbabwe (by one of Robert Mugabe’s supporters). But increasingly he finds himself asking ‘What the hell is going on?’ as information and misinformation get mixed together and the sheer volume of news that gets thrown at us all is mind-blowing. Get ready to laugh and cry as Jeremy tries to make sense of a world that increasingly makes no sense at all – where, as he puts it, my listeners have better stories than I do. Photographer Credit: Michael Kavanagh Sponsored by:

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SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 6pm-7pm

INHERITANCE Jenny Eclair

St Mary’s Church, £12 One of the UK’s most popular writers and performers, Jenny Eclair was the first woman to win the prestigious Perrier Award in 1995 and her latest solo show How to be a MiddleAged Woman (without going insane) has sold out in venues across the UK and beyond. Join Jenny in conversation with Jeremy Vine as she discusses her fifth novel, Inheritance; her trademark wit and observational humour are guaranteed! Publisher: Sphere Photographer Credit: Ray Burminston Sponsored by: North Devon Carpentry

8pm-10.30pm

FRIENDS VIP DINNER With Jeremy Vine

The Royal George, £45 Join Jeremy Vine and a host of other authors including Jenny Eclair and Mike Thomson, for a sumptuous three course VIP dinner. You will receive a gin and tonic on arrival, courtesy of Atlantic Spirit. Menus will be available in August and dietary requirements will be catered for. Sponsored by: The Royal George &

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• Wills • Powers of Attorney • Tax Planning • Help for Executors Home visits and appointments to suit you

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SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 11.30am-1.30pm

10.30am-4pm

CHILDREN’S WRITING WORKSHOP

BOOK FAIR 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.

12pm-1pm

CRABBING COMPETITION

Rebecca Alexander Appledore Library, £4 11am-12pm

ANNA OF KLEVE Alison Weir

St Mary’s Hall, £10 Alison Weir is the UK’s bestselling female historian with over 2.7 million books sold worldwide. Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets is Alison Weir’s ninth published novel and the fourth in the Six Tudor Queens series about the wives of Henry VIII. Find out about Anna of Kleve, a German princess with a guilty secret. Publisher: Headline

The Ghosts of the Past. Old places and historical buildings hold the stories of the dead in their walls. Find out what makes a thrilling ghost story set in the Appledore of the past and create new characters with Appledore author and creative writing tutor Rebecca Alexander.

Appledore Pirates The Quay, £4

Join us for our annual Festival crabbing competition. Using only line and bait, your team has one hour to catch your three largest crabs. Prizes are up for grabs and all proceeds raised support local community initiatives. You can register and pay for your team from 10am on The Quay. Happy crabbing!

1pm-2pm

KILLING EVE: NO TOMORROW Luke Jennings

St Mary’s Church, £12 BAFTA winning TV series Killing Eve and the novels which led to its creation have taken the world by storm. Author Luke Jennings will describe how he came to create his psychopathic heroine Villanelle and her nemesis Eve. In the second novel the duel and mutual obsession intensifies as Eve finally begins to unwrap the enigma of her adversary’s true identity. Publisher: John Murray Photographer Credit: Stuart Clarke Sponsor: Samuels Solicitors Interviewer: Susan Sandon

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SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 4pm-5pm

PERSONAL JOURNEYS WITH NATURE

BRIGIT STRAWBRIDGE HOWARD & KATE BRADBURY 2.30pm-3.30pm

St Mary’s Hall, £10

JEREMY THORPE A DAZZLINGLY TALENTED MAN

Join Brigit Strawbridge Howard and Kate Bradbury in conversation with Pete Yeo when they will discuss their recent personal journeys in reconnecting with nature and the importance of re-wilding and green spaces. Kate Bradbury is Wildlife Editor for BBC Gardeners’ World and featured in Springwatch 2019. Brigit is a bee advocate, wildlife gardener and naturalist. Publishers: Bloomsbury & Chelsea Green Sponsored by: St John’s Garden Centre

Philip Dalling

St Mary’s Hall, £6 Based on his recent book, Jeremy Thorpe-A Dazzlingly Talented Man, and aided by photographs and film clips, author Philip Dalling will review Thorpe’s career against a background of the West Country’s radical traditions. He will explore why, despite the allegations which destroyed his public life, Thorpe won such enduring respect and affection.

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5.30pm-6.30pm

by Jeremy Vine

EVERYBODY DIED, SO I GOT A DOG Emily Dean

St Mary’s Hall, £8 By the time she was 43 years old, Emily Dean’s eccentric and extraordinary family had all died including her sister who was the centre of her world. In her search to emerge from grief Emily finally got a puppy – an adorable Shih-Tzu called Ray. This is a funny, heartbreaking story of love, loss and starting again. Ray will of course be with her! Emily Dean is a presenter and journalist and is Frank Skinner’s co-host on Absolute Radio. Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Photographer Credit: Olivia Beasley Sponsored by: Witten Park Vets Interviewer: Rebecca Alexander 12

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SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 7pm-8pm

MY NAME IS WHY Lemn Sissay

St Mary’s Church, £12 At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in a foster family and six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth certificate. Norman was not his real name, it was Lemn Sissay. He learned that his mother had been pleading for his safe return to her since his birth. This is Lemn’s story, one of cruelty and neglect, determination and triumph. Lemn Sissay (MBE) is one of Britain’s best loved, award-winning poets and performers. Publisher: Canongate Photographer Credit: Hamish Brown Sponsored by: Market Street Kitchen Interviewer: Paul Blezard

7.30pm for an 8pm start

8.30pm-10pm

BOOK QUIZ

GHOST WALK 1

The Champ, £2

Meet at The Coach & Horses, Market Street, £6.50

In aid of Book Relief

In memory of Barry Evetts, the founder of BookRelief UK, we will be hosting our annual Quiz. Teams of up to 6 people, or join one on the night. £2 per person, payable on the night. All proceeds raised will go to BookRelief UK.

Terry Bailey

Appledore is full of ghosts if you know where to look. Listen for the fishermen’s footsteps in Appledore’s backstreets. 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.

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Shop In The Garden

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• Modern Medicine, Traditional Care • 24hr emergency service • Get to know the same vets at each visit • Locally owned and run

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

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SEPTEMBER Sat 21 Sept: H oller - folky harmonies/pop Sun 22 Sept: M  armalade Club (all welcome) Weds 25 Sept: Quiz night Sat 28 Sept: D ella and James - pop/ska

SEPTEMBER Fri 20 Sept: H elen Rimmer Quartet Sat 21 Sept: Big Beat Boogaloo Sun 22 Sept: Book Quiz in aid of BookRelief UK Tues 24 Sept: Folk Session Wed 25 Sept: Blues Open-Mic Thurs 26 Sept: Eclectic Open-Mic Fri 27 Sept: Katie and Sophie Kerslake Sat 28 Sept: Clear Waters Deep

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KINGSLEY SCHOOL

“The quality of pupils’ personal development at Kingsley is excellent” ISI report 2019 Boys and girls independent day and boarding school. Northdown Road, Bideford EX39 3LY 01237 426200 www.kingsleyschoolbideford.co.uk Nursery | Pre Prep School | Prep School | Senior School | Sixth Form

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MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 10am-2pm

BEARING WITNESS, BEARING GIFTS Sue Boyle

Appledore Library, £25 Words are a way of sharing what matters most to us. At this workshop the acclaimed poet Sue Boyle will use examples of poetry to discuss what we want to witness in our own writing. After participants have created their individual testaments there will be time to share them in a collective piece.

10.30am-12pm

APPLEDORE WALK David Carter

Meet at Docton Court, £6.50 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.

1.30pm-2.30pm

THE SALT PATH: A YEAR LATER Raynor Winn

St Mary’s Hall, £10 Raynor Winn returns to Appledore to share an update on her year following the massive success of The Salt Path. How has the couple’s six hundred and thirty mile walk around the South West Coast Path influenced their lives today? Join Raynor for a slice of cake following her talk, kindly provided by the Coffee Cabin. Publisher: Michael Joseph Sponsored by: Coffee Cabin Interviewer: Susan Sandon 18

11.30am-1pm

SANDY BROWN IN CONVERSATION WITH KIERAN COOKE Sandy Brown’s Gallery, £8 Join Sandy Brown for a glass of wine as she discusses her life and artistic career. Sandy Brown trained in ceramic art at the Daisei Pottery in Mashiko Japan which was a contributing factor in her becoming a world-leading ceramicist. Find out about her early life and career, the influences behind her Temple commission for Sotheby’s and what’s next.

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MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 3.30pm-4.30pm

A NOT SO FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT IN IRELAND Kieran Cooke

St Mary’s Hall, £8 Kieran Cooke was a foreign correspondent for the BBC, Financial Times and The Independent for more than thirty years. He will share his collection of whimsical reminiscences from his time as a correspondent in Ireland and elsewhere; chasing Colonel Gadaffi around the desert in Libya, dining with the Sultan of Brunei and conversations with villagers living in the shadow of Chernobyl.

3.30pm-4.30pm

5pm-6pm

THE FORTUNATE VOYAGER

Michael Rosen

Sue Boyle

Blue Lights Hall, £6 Sue Boyle’s rich and musical poetry sparkles with wit and wisdom. Her poem ‘A Leisure Centre is Also a Temple of Learning’ was chosen for the Forward Prize Anthology 2009, The Forward Poems of the Decade and by Cerys Matthews for this year’s National Poetry Day anthology. She is currently completing her first novel, The Venice Book.

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT St Mary’s Church, £12 adults £6 children

The legendary author, poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen, author of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and more than two hundred books for children, returns to Appledore for a poetry performance event that will delight children and grown-ups alike. Join us to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of this iconic children’s tale and more! Sponsored by: Kingsley School

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MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 7pm-8pm

THE BURNING LAND George Alagiah

St Mary’s Church, £12 George Alagiah is an awardwinning news journalist for the BBC. In his extensive career he has interviewed political legends such as Nelson Mandela and covered many world conflicts including Iraq, Rwanda and the 9/11 terror attacks in New York. He brings us his exhilarating debut political thriller set in South Africa, in which his precise detail and insight portrays the new South Africa with authority. Publisher: Canongate Photographer Credit: Jeff Overs Interviewer: Paul Blezard Sponsored by:

8.30pm-10.30pm

AMAZING GRACE Film

St Mary’s Hall, £6

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This evocative and moving documentary of Aretha Franklin with a choir in concert at a Baptist church in Los Angeles lay un-shown for fifty years. Now unearthed and reassembled, it brings to the screen the sheer energy and power of a historic event and reminds us of Aretha’s unparalled stature in the history of music. ‘One of the greatest concert films of all time’ New Musical Express. Rating U. B

HOSPICE CAFÉ St Mary’s Church Hall Kitchen Open 10am-5.30pm every day

Morning coffee, Light Lunches, Home made soups, Home made cakes, Cream teas Catering by raising money for The North Devon Hospice

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TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 11am-4pm

PLAY WITH CLAY Sandy Brown

Sandy Brown’s Gallery, £40 Immerse yourself in a one-day clay workshop with Sandy Brown, a world leading ceramic artist. Through play and being free you will find that you can be creative without really trying. You will see that being creative is as natural as breathing. Your clay creation will be fired to finish for you to collect following the workshop. There will be a break for lunch and you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

1.30pm-2.30pm

11.30am-12.30pm

UNCLE TOM COBLEY & ALL Dr Todd Gray

St Mary’s Hall, £8 In the late 1800s `Widdicombe Fair’ became Devon’s anthem but the full history of this popular ballad has never been told, until now. In word and song more than fifty variants, most of them long forgotten, will be reintroduced to North Devon after hundreds of years, including `Barnstaple Fair’. Dr Todd Gray MBE is Devon’s most widely published historian. Publisher: The Mint Press

THE FACE PRESSED AGAINST A WINDOW Tim Waterstone

3pm-4pm

St Mary’s Church, £10 Tim Waterstone is one of Britain’s most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstones empire that started with one small bookshop in 1982. In this charming and evocative memoir, he recalls the childhood experiences that led him to become an entrepreneur and outlines the business philosophy that allowed Waterstones to dominate the bookselling industry. Publisher: Atlantic Books Photographer Credit: Robin Gillanders Interviewer: Susan Sandon

APPLEDORE SALMON FISHING Morris Poole

Blue Lights Hall, £8 In this fascinating talk, Morris Poole, a member of the local Cann family, will relate his memories of catching the fish in the 1950s and 60s, going back to when he was seven years old. After his talk, local fish cookery demonstrator Felicity Sylvester will serve delicious tastings of both traditional and new salmon recipes.

‘Two men hauling in a large fishing net, possibly at Appledore, 1971.’ Documentary photograph by Roger Deakins for the Beaford Archive © Beaford Arts.

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TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER “An extraordinary journey by an extraordinary woman, beautifully told and bravely lived. Storytelling at its best.” Lyse Doucet obe BBC Chief International Correspondent

BEYOND THAT LAST BLUE MOUNTAIN Harriet with Mumtaz at 10 Canal Bank Road, Peshawar

Harriet Sandys

Harriet Sandys was brought up in Cumbria and lived a sheltered and rural life near Lake Windermere until the age of 18. In her 20s, Harriet left her comfortable home to travel solo to Parkistan and Afghanistan, embarking on a life of adventure of danger. Having trained as an oriental carpet restorer in London, she spent her time in the bazaars and learned to speak Dari. Over the next 12 years she would travel alone across the Middle and Near East, sourcing textiles for her business, starting the silk weaving project for refugees in Afghanistan and researching humanitarian aid projects for those displaced by war. She now lives with her husband, two horses and a lurcher in Somerset and continues to raise money for charity.

St Mary’s Hall, £6

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We are the Pilgrims, master: we shall go Always a little further: it may be Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow Across that angry or that glimmering sea. James Elroy Flecker, Hassan

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Beyond That Last Blue Mountain

3pm-4pm

Harriet Sandys

Harriet’s parents hoped that, after leaving boarding school and doing ‘the Season’, she would meet and marry a suitable young man. But she was to disappoint them. Just after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, she set off for the North West Frontier of Pakistan to see for herself the plight of thousands of displaced Afghan refugees. Determined to do something about their dire situation, Harriet set up a small silk weaving project for illiterate Turkmen refugees, and was sent by UNESCO to Mazar-i-sharif to work with Afghanistan’s last remaining silk ikat weavers. During those years she was arrested by the KHAD, narrowly missed being blown up, survived acute bacterial meningitis in Kabul, and rescued an abandoned pi-dog puppy who became her devoted companion.

Beyond that Last Blue Mountain my silk road journey

Harriet Sandys

Just after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Harriet Sandys set off for Peshawar to see for herself the plight of the thousands of Afghan refugees. Over the next fifteen years she would travel alone across the Middle East sourcing textiles for her business and starting a silk weaving project for refugees in Afghanistan who she still supports today. She is now a world-renowned authority on silk ikat and oriental carpets. Publisher: Medina Publishing

In 1994 she joined a group of unemployed builders driving convoys of food and aid from Croydon to the Muslim enclaves in Bosnia Herzegovina. Much has been written about conflicts in these countries, by war correspondents, diplomats and military personnel, but this is a different story. It is about a young woman travelling and working alone, in and around war zones, frequently with no financial or practical support, at a time of increasing Islamic fundamentalism.

Front cover Detail of 19th century silk and cotton suzani from Central Asia. Back cover Tents for Afghan refugees beside the Chitral river.

6pm-7pm

A SHROUD OF LEAVES

Rebecca Alexander Market Street Kitchen, £8 Enjoy an evening with Appledore author Rebecca Alexander as she discusses her gripping new novel in the engrossing Sage Westfield crime series. Rebecca wrote her first book aged nineteen. Since then she has been runner up in the Mslexia novel writing competition and the Yeovil Literary Prize. Hot drinks and a slice of cake are included in the ticket price. Publisher: Titan Books Sponsored by: Market Street Kitchen

7.30pm-8.30pm

HEADLINES & HEDGEROWS

8pm-10pm

John Craven

COLETTE

St Mary’s Church, £12

Film Throughout the 1970s and 80s, national treasure John Craven was, to both children and parents, a friendly guide on Newsround, the world’s first news programme for children. After three thousand episodes, John left to present Countryfile where he has brought the glorious British countryside to our television screens ever since. In this funny, moving and unique memoir, John recounts his childhood and the highs and the lows of one of the longest careers in the history of entertainment. Publisher: Michael Joseph Photographer Credit: Chris Terry Sponsored by: Webbers Interviewer: Susan Sandon

St Mary’s Hall, £6

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After moving to Paris, author SidonieGabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. The success of the novel soon inspires Colette to fight for creative ownership of her work and to overcome the social constraints which governed women’s lives at the start of the twentieth century. Starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West. ‘A highly enjoyable and bracing piece of work’ (The Guardian). Rating 15. B

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WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 11.30am-12.30pm

REMEMBERING JOHNNY KINGDOM David Parker

St Mary’s Hall, £8 Gravedigger, wildlife enthusiast and utterly unique television personality Johnny Kingdom did more than anyone since R D Blackmore’s Lorna Doone to bring the wonderful landscape and wildlife of Exmoor to millions of people. Johnny died tragically in Autumn 2018 on land he had bought and transformed into his own personal Eden. David Parker brought Johnny to television. He will use clips from over fifty television programmes they made together. Publisher: Halsgrove

4pm-5pm

ROCK POOL

Heather Buttivant St Mary’s Hall, £6 This is the story of a woman who turned a childhood fascination with the sea into a career and a calling. Focused on twenty four creatures, Heather transports us to the magical, miniature worlds that exist in the shallows of our seashores. Publisher: September Publishing Photographer Credit: Hannafore Sponsored by:

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1pm-3pm

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE Martin Unwin

Meet at St Mary’s Hall, £6.50 On this walk, local expert Martin Unwin will be your guide to the wonderful bird life to be found along the coastline from Appledore to the sea. It is recommended that you bring a pair of binoculars.

4pm-5pm

HOUSES IN LITERATURE Veronica Henry & Harriet Evans Baptist Church, £8 Harriet Evans and Veronica Henry discuss the importance of the house in their novels - the secrets and lies contained inside, but also what home means to us all. They will use examples from their own work and also the fictional houses that have inspired them, from Wuthering Heights to Manderley. Publisher: Orion & Headline Sponsored by: Moreton House

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WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 5.30pm-6.30pm

HOW TO THINK LIKE A FISH Jeremy Wade

St Mary’s Hall, £10 Biologist, extreme angler and intrepid traveller Jeremy Wade rose to public prominence as the presenter of River Monsters for Discovery Channel and ITV. He has travelled to some of the world’s most hostile and challenging waters in pursuit of the remarkable fish that lurk beneath the surface. Recounting his own experiences, Jeremy will explain how fishing is about deception, and how success is an artful blend of drawing on experience and keeping an open mind. Publisher: Weidenfeld Nicolson

8.30pm-10.30pm

GHOST WALK 2 Terry Bailey

Meet at The Coach & Horses, Market Street, £6.50

8pm-10pm

ANNIKA SKOOGH St Mary’s Hall, £8

Appledore is full of ghosts if you know where to look. Listen for the fishermen’s footsteps in Appledore’s backstreets. 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.

7pm-8pm

A-Z: AN INEXPERT GUIDE TO PARENTING The Unmumsy Mum St Mary’s Church, £10 Join The Unmumsy Mum for a hilarious, irreverent and candid compendium of parenting experiences. With entries including D is for Desperation, F is for Fish Fingers and V is for Vagina, it’s safe to say this is not your average A-Z. Sarah’s tales from the thick of it will resonate with and reassure you and her commitment to tell the truth will make you laugh out loud. Includes a glass of wine. Publisher: Transworld Photographer Credit: Rosie Parson Sponsored by: Daisy Park Interviewer: Veronica Henry

Born in South America and raised in Sweden, jazz singer Annika Skoogh brings a special blend of Scandinavian charm and Latin flavour to her performances. Annika will perform a rich mix of jazz standards with some of the finest musicians in the South West: saxophonist Martin Dale, pianist Tom Ball, bass player Al Swainger and drummer Coach York. B

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THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 11am-12pm

PLAY STORY

Richard Wolfenden-Brown Appledore Library, £3

10am-11.30am

THE IRSHA WALK

A drama workshop run by Richard Wolfenden-Brown, Director of The Plough Arts Centre and a Patron of Appledore Book Festival. Children will explore a classic Ladybird book story then bring it to life with characters and costume. This is a fun one-hour drama workshop for children aged 3-5yrs. Bring energy, imagination and an adult!

David Carter

12pm-1pm

D-DAY 1944: THE MAKING OF VICTORY Anthony Tucker-Jones

Meet at St Mary’s Hall, £6.50

Meet at St Mary’s Hall, £8

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

Meet military historian Anthony Tucker-Jones for a unique insight into what made Operation Overlord such a resounding success. D-Day was unprecedented; an invasion of this scale had never been carried out before. Anthony brings his expert eye to bear and places the reader in the thick of the action. Publisher: The History Press

2pm-3pm

THE BOY WITHOUT LOVE Simon Dawson

St Mary’s Hall, £6 Simon Dawson is a broadcaster, smallholder and author of several humorous books about life on his farm. Behind his cheery exterior is a very unhappy past. Simon faces up to the emotional damage his mother inflicted on him and tries to understand her. This is a warts-and-all celebration of mothers everywhere. Simon will be in conversation with Dr Jessamy Hibberd, Chartered Clinical Psychologist. Publisher: Mirror Books 30

3.30pm-5pm

BEER TASTING The Champ, £8 Join the Clearwater team for a talk through the social history of beer and the brewing process whilst sampling some interesting brews along the way. Cheese and biscuits and beer samples are included. Sponsored by: Clearwater

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THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 4pm-5pm

5.30pm-6.30pm

THE BONE HILL

THE GREAT EXPLORERS

St Mary’s Hall, £6

St Mary’s Church, £10

James D Mortain

Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Bodmin Moor based veteran explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE looks at what inspired forty of the world’s most intrepid men and women to risk their lives to push back the boundaries of the world. Who are the great pioneers of land, sea and space? From da Gama to Gagarin he looks at how they survive at the limits of human endurance. And where will they go next? Publisher: Thames & Hudson Sponsored by: Skern Lodge

As Detective Andrew Deans pieces together the fragments of his shattered life, another corpse washes up on the North Devon tide. Meet former CID detective, James D Mortain, as he discusses his gripping trilogy, featuring some of this area’s most iconic landmarks. Hear how James got started, why the North Devon landscape is important to his writing and how the legend of King Hubba provided inspiration to his latest novel. Publisher: Manvers Publishing Photographer Credit: Michael Kavanagh

7pm-8pm

8pm-10pm

THE SECRET OF COLD HILL

SOUND OF THE SIRENS

Peter James

Community Hall, £8

St Mary’s Church, £12 Known for his fast-paced gripping stories that thrust regular people into extraordinary situations, Peter James has proved himself to be one of the world’s most successful writers, delivering number one bestsellers time and time again. His Superintendent Roy Grace books have been translated into thirty-seven languages with worldwide sales of over twenty million copies. Join him in conversation with Paul Blezard. Publisher: Pan Macmillan Sponsored by: BMW

Exeter-based folk-rock duo Sound of the Sirens, Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood have gathered rave reviews wherever they appear. They have a natural facility for connecting with their audiences, displaying in their performances a real warmth and conviction. At this gig they will feature numbers from their recent album This Time. ‘A talent for melodies that shines from the start of the album’ (Folking). B

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FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 10am-11am

SMUGGLING & SHIPWRECKS David Carter

11.30am-12.30pm

LUNDY: A LANDMARK 50 YEARS Simon Dell

St Mary’s Hall, £6

St Mary’s Hall, £6

We’ve all heard stories about smuggling but what really happened? How prevalent was it and who was involved? Local historian David Carter will be presenting his own research on the truth about smuggling in Appledore. He will also be talking about how common shipwrecks were in the age of sail, including the worst night in North Devon history when over one hundred men lost their lives in a single wreck.

In 1969 Lundy came into the ownership of The National Trust as a result of the generosity of Jack Hayward. The Landmark Trust then leased Lundy to manage, conserve and restore its buildings to their former glory and to look after its wonderful and unique landscape above and below the waves. Simon’s new book celebrates that half-century through photographs of how the island was over fifty years ago and how much it has changed through dedicated management to ensure its future. Publisher: Amberley

1pm-2pm

GREGG’S ITALIAN FAMILY COOKBOOK Gregg & Anna Wallace St Mary’s Church, £12 Gregg Wallace is a writer, media personality and former greengrocer from Peckham, London best known for presenting Masterchef. Join him in conversation with his Italian wife Anna as they talk about the inspiration behind their new book, the beautiful region of Lazio, Anna’s parents and how food is a way of life for Italians. Publisher: Mitchell Beazley Photographer Credit: James Murphy Sponsored by: Harding & Co. Interviewer: Susan Sandon

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2.30pm-3.30pm

THE FORAGER’S CALENDAR John Wright

Baptist Church, £8 If you are interested in wild food let John Wright, Britain’s foremost foraging expert, show you how our countryside is full of edible delights in any season from dandelions in Spring to sloe berries in Autumn. John will share handy tips on the kit you need to start foraging, conservation advice and what to avoid. Publisher: Profile Books Sponsored by: Marshford Organic Foods

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FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 4pm-5pm

RECOMMENDED

by Jeremy Vine

UNNATURAL CAUSES Dr Richard Shepherd St Mary’s Hall, £10 Dr Richard Shepherd is the UK’s foremost forensic pathologist, having worked on some of the most high-profile cases of the past thirty years including Princess Diana and Stephen Lawrence. His evidence has put killers behind bars and freed the innocent. Driven by his passion to discover the truth, Unnatural Causes is a unique insight into an extraordinary life and remarkable profession. Publisher: Michael Joseph

3.30pm-5pm

FRIENDS VIP DRINKS & CANAPÉS WITH GREGG & ANNA WALLACE The Royal George, £25 Join Gregg and Anna Wallace for a large glass of Italian wine and canapés inspired by their latest recipe book, Gregg’s Italian Kitchen. This is an exclusive event for Friends of Appledore Book Festival. Sponsored by: The Royal George

6pm-7pm

THE CUT OUT GIRL Bart van Es

St Mary’s Hall, £10

6pm-7pm

ELLIE & THE HARP MAKER Hazel Prior

Market Street Kitchen, £8 Includes tea & cake Hazel Prior used to spend a lot of time writing between her harp-playing commitments. Now she has to squeeze harp-playing in between her writing! Based on Exmoor, Hazel will discuss how her environment inspired her debut novel and her music and she’ll play her harp whilst you enjoy tea and cake. Publisher: Bantam Press Sponsored by: Market Street Kitchen

In the 2018 Costa prize-winning book, Bart van Es tells the true story of Lien, a Jewish girl who was taken away from her family to escape persecution in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands. Lien spent time with van Es’ grandparents before she was ‘cut out’ of yet another family. Bart van Es explores Lien’s side of the story and in doing so pieces together her harrowing childhood and transforms both of their lives. Publisher: Penguin Photographer Credit: Costa Book Awards

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FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 7.30pm-8.30pm

YOU ARE HERE - A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE WORLD Nicholas Crane

St Mary’s Church, £12 In this distillation of a lifetime’s work, Nicholas Crane makes the compelling case that geography has never been so important. On this finite orb, with its battered habitat, sustained in dark space by a thin, life-giving atmosphere, we have reached a point in our collective geographical journey where knowledge is the best guarantor of the future. Publisher: Weidenfeld Nicolson Sponsored by: The Flame Factory Interviewer: Paul Blezard

8pm-10pm

8.30pm-10pm

WREN MUSIC ORCHESTRA

GHOST WALK 3

Community Hall, £8

Meet at The Coach & Horses, Market Street, £6.50

Join Wren Music’s North Devon Folk Orchestra and Choir on a musical journey across the sea. Discover the fascinating history of Bideford’s trade links through songs, music, stories and images that stir the imagination and evoke times past. Trade Roots is inspired by Maggie Curtis’ ceramic trade maps created for the Bideford Port Memorial. B

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Terry Bailey

Appledore is full of ghosts, if you know where to look. Listen for the fishermen’s footsteps in Appledore’s backstreets. 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.

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SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 10am-12pm

THE CRAZY CLIMATE SHOW Nick Arnold

Appledore School, £6, Suitable for ages 6-14 Join Nick Arnold, bestselling author of the Horrible Science books, for a ribtickling, brain-boggling look at the BIGGEST THREAT the Earth has ever faced. It’ll make you laugh AND make you think. With evil experiments, foul factoids, putrid poems and queasy quizzes - the end of the World has never been so SQUISHY! Suitable for ages 6-14. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need to purchase a ticket. Sponsored by:

10am-11am

11.30am-12.30pm

BIDEFORD COLLAR INDUSTRY

HOW TO GIVE UP PLASTIC

Peter Christie

St Mary’s Hall, £6 How did fashion shape the industry of Bideford? No Victorian or Edwardian gentleman was considered well dressed without a stiff white collar – and Bideford and other towns in North Devon formed one of the great manufacturing centres for these items of clothing. Bideford had some six collar factories employing hundreds of people from 1871 until 1934. In his illustrated talk Peter Christie looks at this forgotten yet major local industry, the people who worked in it – and what survives today.

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Will McCallum

St Mary’s Hall, £8 Will McCallum, Head of Oceans at Greenpeace UK, will explain the scale of global plastic pollution. With around 12.7 million tonnes entering the ocean every year this is a call to arms, to join forces across the world and to end our dependence on plastic. He will also provide a practical guide on how we can cut back on the amount of plastic we use. Photographer Credit: Justine Stoddart

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SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 12pm-2pm

FRIENDS VIP LUNCH WITH DIANA HENRY The Seagate, £25 Join Diana Henry, one of the UK’s bestloved food writers, for a full-flavoured two course lunch inspired by recipes from her latest book From the Oven to the Table which is due for release just in time for the Festival. Menus will be available in August and dietary requirements will be catered for. Sponsored by: The Seagate

1pm-2pm

THE CENTURY GIRLS Tessa Dunlop

St Mary’s Hall, £10

Blue Lights art group

Tessa Dunlop interviewed six centenarians for this wonderful collection of tales. Through the prism of their own experiences and memories, she tells the human story of how women gradually began to build independent lives in the modern world of post-Great War Britain. Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 3pm-4pm

PLATFORM SEVEN Louise Doughty

St Mary’s Hall, £8 Louise Doughty is the author of nine novels, including the bestseller Apple Tree Yard which was adapted into a highly successful television series starring Emily Watson. Join Louise as she discusses her next book Platform Seven which will be published in August and is a gripping, original and eerily timely novel. Publisher: Faber & Faber Photographer Credit: Nathalie Weatherald Interviewer: Susan Sandon

2.30pm-3.30pm

FROM THE OVEN TO THE TABLE Diana Henry Baptist Church, £8 Diana Henry is an award-winning food writer, journalist and broadcaster. She has a weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph as well as being a regular broadcaster on Radio 4. Join her as she discusses her writing career and her latest book which launches on the 19th September. Inspiration for turning simple ingredients into sensational meals is guaranteed! Publisher: Mitchell Beazley Photographer: Chris Terry

5pm-6pm

THE STRANGER ON THE BRIDGE Jonny Benjamin & Britt Pflüger St Mary’s Hall, £8 In 2008, twenty-year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on Waterloo Bridge, about to jump. A stranger saw his distress and stopped to talk with him – a decision that saved Jonny’s life. After a long period of recovery Jonny launched a social media campaign to #findMike, the man who talked him out of jumping. It went viral and three hundred and nineteen million people around the world followed his search. Jonny Benjamin MBE is an award-winning mental health campaigner. This is his story, brought together with the assistance of author Britt Pflüger. Publisher: Bluebird Sponsored by: Josie’s Interviewer: Rebecca Alexander 40

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SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 5pm-6pm

THE LAST ROYAL REBEL Dr Anna Keay

Baptist Church, £10 Dr Anna Keay is the Director of the Landmark Trust and is an accomplished broadcaster and author. After four years’ work her latest biography of Charles II’s adored bastard son, James, Duke of Monmouth, and tells the extraordinary story of the Duke’s tumultuous life, culminating in his invasion of England in 1685 and the last battle fought on English soil. Publisher: Bloomsbury

6.30pm-7.30pm

HUBRIS: THE ROAD TO DONALD TRUMP David Owen

St Mary’s Church, £12 Former Foreign Secretary David Owen will discuss the mental and physical condition of political leaders past and present and reflect on the state of Brexit. Owen is a former neuroscientist and has written extensively on hubris syndrome – an exaggerated pride, extreme selfconfidence and contempt for others which is often seen in powerful leaders. His latest book looks at how the mental and physical condition of past leaders paved the way for the narcissistic Donald Trump. Publisher: Methuen Sponsored by: Chichester Homes

8pm-10pm

DR PHIL DOUBLE BILL Community Hall, £12 This event is a fabulous opportunity to hear doctor, journalist, broadcaster, campaigner and comedian Dr Phil Hammond present his sell-out Edinburgh Fringe double bill. In The Great Health Con Dr Phil ponders why we spend trillions on ‘health’ when, like Brexit, no one can agree on what it means. In Vote Dr Phil? he presents his radical solutions to put the pulse, hope and compassion back into the NHS. ‘If Dr Phil were a medicine, you would swig him by the litre’ (The Times).B

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ROYAL NORTH DEVON GOLF CLUB England's oldest golf course

Sunday-Friday £70

GREEN FEES Twilight £35 Discounts for on-line booking

Memberships available Full £760 Country from £310 Social £35

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THANK YOU

Judi Spiers

Jeremy Vine

Nick Arnold

Andy Cooper

Richard Wolfenden-Brown

Tanya Landman

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 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 Mark Juby

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 BMW at Westerly Barnstaple, Waterstones, Holiday Cottages & 3sixfive. Event Sponsors and Hosts Clearwater Brewery, Coffee Cabin, The Champ, Harding & Co, Hocking’s, The Seagate, The Beaver, Walter Henry’s Bookshop, Market Street Kitchen, Kingsley School, Samuels Solicitors, Chichester Developments, The Royal George, Witten Park Vets, North Devon Carpentry, Webbers, Chocolate, Daisy Park, St John’s Garden Centre, Flame Factory. Business Supporters Bideford Pannier Market, Blights Motors, Marshford Organic, Royal North Devon Golf Club, Margaret Cottage, S.E.L. Clarke, Watertown Garage, Skern Lodge, The Pier House, Josie’s, John Byrne, Bideford Rotary, Blue Lights Art Group, Moreton House, Seldons Solicitors, Morris & Bott, Thomas Westacott, Sandpipers, Brend Hotels.

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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 our Box Office 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 can purchase one additional ticket at 50% of the face value with every full price ticket purchased. The chaperone must attend the event with the disabled guest. 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/termsconditions/. We cannot refund money or exchange tickets except in the case of a cancelled event.

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


USEFUL INFORMATION We sold nearly seven 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 and 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

DISABLED ACCESS

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.

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 at 50% of the face value with each full price ticket purchased. The chaperone must attend the event with the disabled guest. When booking tickets, please inform the Box Office that you are a wheelchair user so our stewards are ready to assist you.

PARKING

LOOPS FOR THE HARD OF HEARING

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.

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.

HOSPICE CAFÉ

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.

Every year the Riverside Support Group run our Festival Cafe in St Mary’s Hall providing our Festival supporters with a range of tasty snacks and light lunches at very reasonable prices. They are open from 10am-5.30pm every day. The team are all volunteers and all the proceeds they raise go to North Devon Hospice. So come and enjoy a friendly welcome overlooking the estuary and support the Hospice.

SECOND-HAND BOOKS

FESTIVAL BAR

WATERSTONES FESTIVAL BOOKSHOP

Second-hand books are available at Walter’s Emporium in Myrtle Street and Uncle Wainwright’s on The Quay. We’re also delighted to welcome Edward Gaskell to Appledore and are thrilled to have his independent bookshop open in our village selling a range of secondhand and new books for our community to enjoy.

We’re open every day at lunchtime and during the evening when talks and fringe events are on in St Mary’s Hall. We aim to provide a reasonably priced range of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages and all proceeds raised help us stage the book festival each year for our community to enjoy.

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

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


Music - Moscow Drug Club Cheese & Charcuterie

Community Hall Community Hall

SATURDAY 21 SEPT

10.00am 10.30am 10.30am 12.30pm 2.00pm 4.00pm 6.00pm 8.00pm

Print Workshop with Annabel Hill Circus Workshop Robert Harris Joanne Harris Jeremy Vine Mike Thomson Jenny Eclair Friends VIP Dinner

Appledore Library Community Hall St Mary’s Church St Mary’s Church St Mary's Church St Mary's Church St Mary’s Church The Royal George

SUNDAY 22 SEPT

10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 1.00pm 2.30pm 4.00pm 5.30pm 7.00pm 8.30pm

Book Fair Alison Weir Children’s Writing Workshop Luke Jennings Philip Dalling Brigit Strawbridge Howard & Kate Bradbury Emily Dean Lemn Sissay Ghost Walk 1

Community Hall St Mary's Hall Library St Mary's Church St Mary's Hall St Mary’s Hall St Mary's Hall St Mary's Church Meet at Coach & Horses

MONDAY 23 SEPT

10.00am 10.30am 11.30am 1.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 5.00pm 7.00pm 8.30pm

Sue Boyle David Carter - Appledore Walk Sandy Brown Raynor Winn Kieran Cooke Sue Boyle Michael Rosen George Alagiah Film - Amazing Grace

Library £25.00 Meet at Docton Court £6.50 Sandy Brown's Gallery £8.00 St Mary's Hall £10.00 St Mary's Hall £8.00 Blue Lights Hall £6.00 St Mary’s Church £12.00/£6.00 St Mary's Church £12.00 St Mary's Hall £6.00

TUESDAY 24 SEPT

APPLEDORE BOOK FESTIVAL 2019 FRI 20 8.00pm SEPT 7.00pm

11.00am 11.30am 1.30pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 6.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm

Sandy Brown Dr Todd Gray Tim Waterstone Morris Poole Harriet Sandys Rebecca Alexander John Craven Film - Colette

Sandy Brown's Gallery St Mary's Hall St Mary's Church Blue Lights Hall St Mary's Hall Market Street Kitchen St Mary's Church St Mary's Hall

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

£12.50 £6.00 £45.00 £7.00 £25.00/£20.00 £12.00 £12.00 £10.00 £12.00 £45.00 FREE £10.00 £4.00 £12.00 £6.00 £10.00 £8.00 £12.00 £6.50

£40.00 £8.00 £10.00 £8.00 £6.00 £8.00 £12.00 £6.00


WEDNESDAY 25 SEPT

11.30am 1.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 5.30pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 8.30pm

David Parker Martin Unwin Heather Buttivant Veronica Henry & Harriet Evans Jeremy Wade The Unmumsy Mum Music - Annika Skoogh Ghost Walk 2

St Mary’s Hall Meet at St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall Baptist Church St Mary's Hall St Mary’s Church St Mary's Hall Meet at Coach & Horses

£8.00 £6.50 £6.00 £8.00 £10.00 £10.00 £8.00 £6.50

THURSDAY 26 SEPT

10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 2.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 5.30pm 7.00pm 8.00pm

David Carter - The Irsha Walk Richard Wolfenden-Brown Anthony Tucker-Jones Simon Dawson Clearwater Brewery Beer Tasting James D Mortain Robin Hanbury-Tenison Peter James Music - Sound of the Sirens

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

£6.50 £3.00 £8.00 £6.00 £8.00 £6.00 £10.00 £12.00 £8.00

FRIDAY 27 SEPT

10.00am 11.30am 1.00pm 2.30pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm

David Carter Simon Dell Gregg & Anna Wallace John Wright Friends VIP Drinks & Canapés with Gregg & Anna Wallace Dr Richard Shepherd Hazel Prior Bart van Es Nicholas Crane Wren Music Orchestra Ghost Walk 3

St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall St Mary's Church Baptist Church The Royal George St Mary's Hall Market Street Kitchen St Mary's Hall St Mary's Church Community Hall Meet at Coach & Horses

£6.00 £6.00 £12.00 £8.00 £25.00 £10.00 £8.00 £10.00 £12.00 £8.00 £6.50

SATURDAY 28 SEPT

10.00am 10.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 6.30pm 8.00pm

Nick Arnold Peter Christie Will McCallum Diana Henry - Friends VIP Lunch Tessa Dunlop Diana Henry Louise Doughty Anna Keay Jonny Benjamin & Britt Pflüger David Owen Dr Phil Hammond

Appledore School St Mary's Hall St Mary's Hall The Seagate St Mary's Hall Baptist Church St Mary's Hall Baptist Church St Mary's Hall St Mary's Church Community Hall

£6.00 £6.00 £8.00 £25.00 £10.00 £8.00 £8.00 £10.00 £8.00 £12.00 £12.00

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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