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Poppy Holden – Border Ballads & Thomas the Rhymer

10th July 2019

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 – part of Europe’s musical avant-garde.…

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Katharine Tiernan is in the News! Click here!

10th July 2019

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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Duncan Campbell – Exposing the Criminal Underworld

4th July 2019

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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Katy Loves Dirty Dancing

30th June 2019

Katy Brand – I Carried a Watermelon We are delighted to announce that Katy Brand will be wowing an audience at our festival a week before her new book I Carried a Watermelon is published. Don’t worry she will have lots of copies to sign! Katy Brand – I Carried a Watermelon is a love…

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One of our 2019 Participants, Jessie Greengrass, has been nominated for a major Literary Prize for her novel Sight! The press release is below.

17th April 2019

An appealing mix of books illuminating themes such as gender, identity and race form the shortlist for the centenary awards of Britain’s longest-running literary prizes, announced today. Contenders for the James Tait Black Prizes include a novel inspired by computing science pioneer Alan Turing and a debut novel about a woman’s journey into motherhood (Sight).…

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