Although the official launch of the 2009 Essex Book Festival is set for Thursday, March 5th at Chelmsford Library, we all had a wonderful early start with last night's great performance "An Audience with Melvyn Bragg". This was at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford. Melvyn Bragg was brilliant and the audience obviously thought so too. Huge line of people waiting for his latest book to be signed ‘REMEMBER ME’. Super chap and a wonderful writer!