The Festival organisers are delighted to present the

 2020 Southam Bookfest Line Up

 

* Phillipa Ashley  - author of Cornish café series, Oxford Blue series and many more romantic novels.   

 

Andrew Davies – talking about his adaptation of ‘A Suitable Boy’ – currently being shown on BBC1

 

Benjamin Lamb – ‘You’re Nicked’ a witty look at TV police drama from Dixon of Dock Green to Happy Valley via The Sweeney, The Bill and Cracker.

 

Alexander Larman –  ‘ The Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the abdication of Edward VIII – quite topical given recent events 

 

Anna Lawrence – ‘Ruby’s Spoon’ a novel set in the Black Country

 

Pamela McConnell – Southam History

 

* Madalyn Morgan – published 8 books in The Dudley Sisters Saga

 

* Bella Osborne - Writes about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you. Published by Harper Collins.

 

Brian Pollitt – book repairer and restorer will talk about the kind of damage that can be repaired, and then will take questions from people who have damaged treasured books and would like to know if they could be repaired and made functional again (subject to image quality on Zoom!).

 

Julia Tedd – on how her research shows how it is possible to embed important grammatical structures into fun children's books to increase early exposure and acquisition.

 

* Lindsay Woodward   - romantic fiction with a touch of the paranormal

 

 * these writers are members of the Romantic Novelists Panel and have produced a joint video.

 

 

For Children

Graham Jones

Julia Tedd

Sam Langley-Swain

Des McCann (to be confirmed)

Simon Lucas  (to be confirmed)

Hugh Warwick (to be confirmed)

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