Sunday, April 03, 2016

END OF THE ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL FOR 2016 - ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL

This year's Essex Book Festival has been one of the most successful in our seventeen-year history.  Loved meeting Hannah Lowe at Shenfield Library last week especially as had already  listened to her award winning new book broadcast on BBC Radio 4's BOOK OF THE WEEK programme.  Really clever stuff - fascinating story.  We had a good chat with her in the green room and listened to her talk a little later in the library. Members of our Billericay Book Club came along  which was great. Hannah's book LONG TIME NO SEE was also included in our own monthly radio slot on Phoenix 98fm with presenter Michelle Ward. 


Jane, Sylvia Hannah and Viv
Earlier in the month the Essex Book Festival provided another super event at Canvey Island. Wish I could have given credit to each and everyone.  On 23 March I attended  Zoe Howe's presentation of her book studying the life of Dr Feelgood's Lee Brilleaux: Rock 'n' Roll Gentleman was excellent. Loved meeting her and all the staff at Canvey Island Library. A huge thank you to them for their hospitality and - oh those gorgeous cakes and bread pudding they baked and spoilt my diet for the week.  Will return!
  

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