Thursday, March 06, 2008


Excellent launch today at Chelmsford Library of the 2008 Essex Book Festival. With the super Ray Clark at BBC Essex and the team, Councillor Gerard McEwen outlined the plan for the next month which brings some of the world's best writers to Essex. Alongside Ray, Angela Lodge was there interviewing many of our home-grown stars of fact and fiction including Barbara Erskine, Jo Jo Moyes, Gilda O'Neill, Martin Newell, Graham Smith. Elizabeth Lord and many more. Relaxed and at ease, it was great to have a cup of tea and a chat with these well known writers, so many living or having an association with our great county. This Book Festival is the eighth and, I reckon, will be the best ever. Do check out the Essex Book Festival website just in case there are any tickets left for the writer events that are taking place through to April. Box Office 01206 573948