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Archive for July 2019

GRANTCHESTER COMES TO BERWICK 17-20 October!

With some well-known names coming to the Berwick Literary Festival this autumn, Mike Fraser, one of the programme organisers, was interviewed by Michael Gallico, next year’s Chair of the Steering Group. Tell me more about the Festival  We’re in our sixth year and proud to be part of Berwick’s exciting Autumn Festival season.  It’s run…

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Poppy is in the news – click here!

Border Ballads & Thomas the Rhymer Published with permission from Poppy and ABC Radio Download audio Saturday 27 April 2019 11:30AM (view full episode) IMAGE: CHRIS DAUNT’S ARTWORK ‘TWO MAGICIANS’ FROM THE BOOK ‘BORDER BALLADS FROM ETTRICK AND YARROW’ BY POPPY HOLDEN. (SUPPLIED: POPPY HOLDEN) In the 1970s, the soprano Poppy Holden was a vital – not to say unique…

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Katharine Tiernan is in the News! Click here!

Praise for Katharine’s Tiernan’s recent novel, Cuthbert of Farne, based on the life of the North’s favourite saint. Tiernan has a flair for psychological insight and an imagination that fills in the gaps in the historical record without ever doing violence to what is likely. She is also possessed of a vivid visual imagination, and…

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Festival Highlights

Once again, the Berwick Literary Festival is proud to welcome acclaimed local, national and international contributors. Here are some highlights of this year’s exciting programme to whet your appetite. Fiction is especially strong this year with Salley Vickers, Chris Mullin and  James Runcie promoting their latest novels, while Berwick-based Jessie Greengrass will discuss her debut…

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Festival Highlights

Once again, the Berwick Literary Festival is proud to welcome acclaimed local, national and international contributors. Here are some highlights of this year’s exciting programme to whet your appetite. Fiction is especially strong this year with Salley Vickers, Chris Mullin and  James Runcie promoting their latest novels, while Berwick-based Jessie Greengrass will discuss her debut…

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Duncan Campbell – Exposing the Criminal Underworld. Click here!

There are almost 5000 criminal gangs in the UK. But the old family firms are gone – today’s underworld is multi-national, diversified and tech-savvy. Read all about it here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/04/inside-the-21st-century-british-criminal-underworld Then hear Duncan at our Festival: 20th October @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Visitor Centre (downstairs) Duncan Campbell was the Guardian‘s crime correspondent and chairman of the…

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