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Sophie Hannah

Dream Author: A Masterclass

Thursday 1 October, 9:00am-11:00am

Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime writer and course director of University of Cambridge's new Master's degree in Crime & Thriller Writing. She’s also the founder of the Dream Author Coaching Programme.

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Picturesque Charlestown

Thursday 1 October, 10:30am-12:30pm

The charming little harbour of Charlestown was built during the Napoleonic Wars and is one of the most beautiful ports in the country. Sally Penhaligan, an accredited local guide will help you explore the history of the port and the days of sail.

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Duncan Minshull

Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking

Thursday 1 October, 11:00am-12:00pm

Walking and writing have always gone together. Poets walk out a rhythm for their lines and novelists put their characters on a path. But the best insights, the deepest and most joyous examinations of this simple activity are to be found in non-fiction, travelogues and memoirs.

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William Hudd

Guitar Recital

Thursday 1 October, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Free entry – donations welcome

Professional guitarist and composer, William Hudd, first picked up the guitar aged eight and was soon delighting his audiences with the popular rock tunes of the 1960’s & 70’s.

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Julie Summers

Dressed for War

Thursday 1 October, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Dressed for War tells the story of Audrey Withers, editor of British Vogue from 1940-1960.

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Monica Porter

Children Against Hitler - The Young Resistance Heroes of the Second World War

Thursday 1 October, 4:00pm-5:00pm

In her latest book, Children Against Hitler, Monica Porter gathers together their stories from many corners of occupied Europe, showing how in a variety of audacious and inventive ways children as young as six resisted the Nazi menace, risking and sometimes even sacrificing their brief lives in the process; a heroism that, until now, has largely gone unsung.

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Humphrey Hawksley


Thursday 1 October, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Humphrey Hawksley, a former BBC foreign correspondent, and critically acclaimed novelist, talks about his recently published, contemporary political thriller series Man on Ice.

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Roger McGough and LiTTLe MACHiNe


Thursday 1 October, 8:00pm-10:15pm

Roger McGough is the author of over a hundred books of poetry for adults and children. The exuberant new collection, joinedupwriting ranges from forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life to the trauma of war and contemporary global politics.

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