march, 2019

22mar(mar 22)5:30 pm24(mar 24)5:30 pmPop-up bookshop at ChagWord 2019

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Event Details

We are delighted to be in the beautiful market town of Chagford once again for the fourth Chagword Literary Festival over the weekend 22-24 March 2019. Click here for the festival programme.

This years fabulous line-up includes

TIFFANY ATKINSON

Tiffany Atkinson is a professor of poetry at UEA and has three prize-winning collections to her name, including So Many Moving Parts which won the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year) in 2015. She will be co-presenting the poetry event with Christopher…

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NICK BAKER

Nick Baker is a naturalist, author and TV presenter, most notably of shows such as BBC’s The Really Wild Show and Springwatch Unsprung. He is passionate about the natural world and is keen to inspire children to open their eyes to the delights of the…

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HENRY BLOFELD

Henry Blofeld has conveyed his overwhelming enthusiasm for the game of cricket as a much-loved broadcaster and journalist for over fifty years. His characteristically patrician tones, overlaid with those of the bon viveur, delighted listeners to the BBC’s Test Match Special, where the personality of…

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TIMOTHY BENTINCK

Timothy Bentinck is an actor, writer, inventor and musician. From playing the part of David Archer in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers to voicing ‘Mind the Gap’ on the Piccadilly tube line, his acting career has taken in hundreds of radio, film, stage and television…

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JO BRAND

Jo Brand is an award-winning comedian, writer, actor and host of several television shows including Channel 4’s spin-off The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. She has also made legendary appearances on many other TV shows from Have I Got News for You to…

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PROFESSOR JAMES DAYBELL

James Daybell is Professor of Early Modern British History at the University of Plymouth and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is author of numerous books including Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England. He will co-present Histories of the Unexpected, based on the extraordinarily…

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PRUE LEITH

Prue Leith, in her varied roles, has been a key figure in the revolution of Britain’s eating habits since the 1960s. She is author of the indispensable Leith’s Cookery Bible, a winner of Businesswoman of the Year and a judge in the TV show, The…

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SARAH MCINTYRE

Sarah McIntyre is an illustrator and writer who is well-known for her marvellous stories and her pointy glasses and crazy hats. Sometimes she writes and draws picture books and comics herself, sometimes she illustrates books for other people, including Giles Andreae, Alan MacDonald, Gillian Rogerson,…

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NELL LEYSHON

Nell Leyshon is a much-acclaimed playwright and novelist. Her first novel, Black Dirt, was longlisted for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize while her best-selling novel, The Colour of Milk, has been published world wide. Her plays include Comfort Me With…

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ANDREW MILLER

Andrew Miller’s first, award-winning novel, Ingenious Pain, was published in 1997 and greeted as the debut of an outstanding new writer. Since then he has gone on to write six highly acclaimed novels, including Pure which won the Costa Book of the Year in 2011. His…

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MICHAEL MORPURGO

Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller and has won countless awards. A former Children’s Laureate, he has written more than 100 books for children and is a timeless campaigner for children’s reading. At the last festival he gave an unforgettable reading of his book War…

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ROBIN RAVILIOUS

Robin Ravilous was closely involved in her husband James’s work from the start, often travelling with him and working on his books and exhibitions. She shared his love of the country life and understood what inspired him. In her book about his life, she reveals…

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PHILIP REEVE

Philip Reeve is the creator of many, wonderful adventure books for children, including Here Lies Arthurwhich won the most prestigious award for children’s books, the Carnegie Medal, in 2008.His series, Mortal Engines, has just been released as a movie, directed by Christian Rivers and produced…

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POCKETWATCH THEATRE COMPANY

Pocketwatch Theatre Company are a Devon based company, passionate about producing fun and engaging storytelling theatre for children and adults. Over the last seven years they have had a returning residency at Powderham Castle during the school holidays, entertaining thousands with a different themed interactive performance…

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CHRISTOPHER REID

Christopher Reid is the author of many books of poems, including A Scattering (winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award 2009), The Song of Lunch, Nonsense and The Curiosities. For his first collection of poems for children, All Sorts, he received the Signal Award 2000. From 1991to1999 he was Poetry Editor…

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IAN ROBERTSON

Ian Robertson has been commentating on rugby union for BBC radio since 1972 and is acknowledged as one of the outstanding sports broadcasters of the last 50 years. Regular listeners of Radio 5 Live voted his award-winning account of England’s victory in the 2003 World…

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SALLEY VICKERS

Salley Vickers is the author of many acclaimed novels including the best-selling Miss Garnet’s Angel, Mr Golightly’s Holiday, The Other Side of You and The Cleaner of Chartres, and two short story collections, the latest The Boy Who Could See Death. She has worked variously…

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SAM WILLIS

Dr Sam Willis is an award-winning historian, archaeologist and broadcaster whose work takes him on adventures all over the world. He has made 12 television series for the BBC and National Geographic, including The Silk Road and his most recent, Invasion! in which he reveals…

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Time

22 (Friday) 5:30 pm - 24 (Sunday) 5:30 pm

Location

Chagford

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